Calligraphy by Ahmed Shahnawaz Alam

This beautiful gazelle contains lines from the great eighteenth-century Urdu poet Mir Taqi Mir, one of the great masters of the ghazal poetic form. (The gazelle-ghazal Arabic pun does not pass unnoticed. Wish I could figure out what the text itself is about—beyond the ghazal-standard “poetic expression of both the pain of loss or separation and the beauty of love in spite of that pain”).

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Poetry by Meer Taqi Meer, a renown poet of India,” paper, self-made ink and bamboo pen (2009), by Shanawaz Alam Ahmed, International Exhibition of Calligraphy :: via ephemera assemblyman

Originally published at culture-making.com.

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