Fear! Hello amazing creature! I am here to face you:

Love was frightening, so I have become a lover

No longer the sly fox, I charge ahead towards the angry lion

Now I see her face clearly

I am the angry lion and the one who embraces it

Why shield yourself from suffering?

When the alchemy of the beloved can turn you into medicine

No need to avoid bitterness

Don't forget! Your essence is honey!

 

Poem by Rumi

Painting by Carmen Belinda Costello

Calligraphy and translation by Ari Honarvar

Oh pilgrims who are going to Haaj. Where are you?

Your beloved is here

Come back, come back!

Did you know, your suffering is your treasure?

Alas, you are the veil covering your treasure --Molana Rumi

 

Sketched by Ari , painted by Carmen Costello

Calligraphy and translation by Ari Honarvar

Why waste your time chasing after childish trinkets?

Your Treasure is hiding in plain sight!

Life whispers:

The time has come to abandon your sugar addiction

My sweet nectar awaits you even in bitterness

Poem Rumi

Painting by Carmen Belinda Costello

Calligraphy and translation by Ari Honarvar

Pour me another!! As Love appears so simple,

but many hardships arise. Beware my heart,

do not wander through the twist of her dark hair.

For you shall find bodies bloodied and beheaded,

innocent of crime, free of guilt

 

Poem Hafiz

Painting by Ari Honarvar and

Carmen Belinda Costello,

Calligraphy and translation by Ari Honarvar

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