I am "tarab" and "tarab" is me

Amongst lovers, love wails for me…

Poem Rumi

Painting by Ari Honarvar

Carmen Belinda Costello

Calligraphy and translation by Ari Honarvar


There is no English definition for tarab. Tarab is the trance experienced when one is lost in the ecstasy of rhythm--the music of this moving world

The majestic mythical bird Simorgh in this Rumi's poem is full of hope and joy. The woman in this image has found her mystical power and is ready to share it with the world.

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