Friday, 4 May 2012

How can we not admire
emptiness especially when it’s

pregnant with superlative Light?

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

It is the east, and Juliet is the sun.

Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

Sunday, 6 March 2011

A flower blossomed from the pain of the nightingale.


Welcome, dear nightingale - from your sweet throat
Pour out the pain of lovers note by note.

Farid al-Din 'Attar, The Conference of the Birds

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

ﻴﺎ ﻨﺒﻲ ﻴﺎ ﻤﺤﻤﺪ ﻴﺎ ﻘﺮﻴﺷﻲ ﻔﻲ ﻤﻜﺔ ﻮ ﺍﻠﻤﺪﻴﻨﺔ ﻨﻮﺭﻚ ﺒﻬﻲ

til iram...tak for en uforglemmelig mawlid aften

madad ya rasul allah!

Monday, 28 February 2011


O men, can what is decreed be stopped?
Can the good life that is no more return?

I remembered a time long gone,
and my anxious thoughts
Rushed down upon me, and my tears burst forth.

My passion's throes brought back to mind
thoughts of those I loved-
And those in battle fallen:
Rafi' and Nufay',

And Sa'd - all now in other Gardens,
while here
Their campsites are in desolation, the land
a waste.


Hassan Ibn Thabit
composed on the occasion of the battle of Badr.

{Transl. Jaroslav Stetkevych}

And after them I sent my gaze, when already
There stood between us
dunes crested with aloes and myrtle

Imru' al-Qays

Til Maha...altid...altid...

Foto (c) Roxana

Friday, 3 December 2010

In the mystical moist night-air, and from time to time,
Look'd up in perfect silence at the stars.


Walt Whitman

Vincent Van Gogh, Starry Night over the Rhone, 1888

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Kom og se mig eksplodere.
På nattehimlen.


Ursula Andkjær Olsen

Anselm Kiefer, Sternenfall
Den tyske kunstner Anselm Kiefer udstiller på Louisiana