I’m the slave of the moon; talk of nothing but the moon
This is a poem by Rumi, a great Persian poet. It refers to a look within ourselves as the shining moon and not complaining about the suffering and hardships of life. In this painting (a calligram), the lines are parallel and layered on top of each other. The first half of a verse is the second part and the last part of the poem is written in the first part. This means that the outcome must be predicted at the beginning. This work is painted by acrylic technique on the canvas. A rope in this painting is a symbol of being imprisoned and the need for liberation.