Friday, July 1, 2016

Zebra Pragmatism 719-B/W

Zebra is playing *The Shaykh's always Right* (lyrics and chords, see below), a parody of *The Preacher and the Slave* which itself is a parody of *In the Sweet By and By*, a Christian Gospel inspired by Psalm 23 *The Good Shepherd*.


Bearded preachers come out every Fajr:
they know well what is wrong and what's right!
So when asked about something to drink
to the Holy Qur'an they do cling:

You will drink, by and by,
up in Paradise for sure you'll have wine
if you fast, pray and obey:
wine tomorrow and water today...

In the Tariqa the Enlightened they play:
«Say your wird! Shut your mouth!! Don't complain!!!
Work for me and keep quiet
I am the Shaykh and the Shaykh's always right».
-What an I!-

Thursday, June 30, 2016


We can't play the piano without a piano!

Wednesday, June 29, 2016


Ha Ha! My views are simple...

Tuesday, June 28, 2016


Is this another pie in the sky?

Monday, June 27, 2016


Symbolical, you say?

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Sand's Study - Art Club 17

Gold and Graphite on Fabriano cold pressed Watercolour Jumbo Block 27x35cm (10.6"x13.8") 300 g/m2 (140 lbs).

Thursday, June 23, 2016


Well... Sufis say the wine is symbolical!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016


Ha ha ha ha! Thank you, Pir!! How good it is!!! To sing, to dance, to drink...

Tuesday, June 21, 2016


If the Magian Pir tells you to do so...

Monday, June 20, 2016


With wine do stain the prayer mat...

Friday, June 17, 2016

Ala ya ayyuha as-Saqi... 717-B/W

الا یا ایها الساقی ادر کاسا و ناولها
که عشق آسان نمود اول ولی افتاد مشکل‌ها

Thursday, June 16, 2016


That ghazal alone was enough to keep my heart alive!

Wednesday, June 15, 2016


الا یا ایها الساقی ادر کاسا و ناولها
که عشق آسان نمود اول ولی افتاد مشکل‌ها

به بوی نافه‌ای کاخر صبا زان طره بگشاید
ز تاب جعد مشکینش چه خون افتاد در دل‌ه

مرا در منزل جانان چه امن عیش چون هر دم
جرس فریاد می‌دارد که بربندید محمل‌ها

به می سجاده رنگین کن گرت پیر مغان گوید
که سالک بی‌خبر نبود ز راه و رسم منزل‌ها

شب تاریک و بیم موج و گردابی چنین هایل
کجا دانند حال ما سبکباران ساحل‌ها

همه کارم ز خود کامی به بدنامی کشید آخر
نهان کی ماند آن رازی کز او سازند محفل‌ها

حضوری گر همی‌خواهی از او غایب مشو حافظ
متی ما تلق من تهوی دع الدنیا و اهملها

Tuesday, June 14, 2016


And although he simply exchanges the usual "don't" with the unusual "do"...

Monday, June 13, 2016


Ha Ha! Yes!! You Ladies are right!!! That distich is Hafez's best...

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Friday, June 10, 2016

Thursday, June 9, 2016


Maybe... maybe it is because many among the Sufis are on the Path of Blame!

Tuesday, June 7, 2016


Hafez chastises the Sufis as fakes and hypocrites...
And yet they claim him as one of them...

Monday, June 6, 2016


I rather would ask: Why the Sufis say Hafez is a Sufi?...

Sunday, June 5, 2016


Indigo watercolour flooded with white gouache; ceramic frog and silver platypus.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Thursday, June 2, 2016


Who is a Sufi ?!? Ha ha !! I barely know who am I !!!

Wednesday, June 1, 2016


صوفی کيست؟

Tuesday, May 31, 2016


Yes, please! We would be happy to expand the topic...

Monday, May 30, 2016


Why don't you seat with us, Mr. ? You surely have a point...

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Friday, May 27, 2016

Thursday, May 26, 2016


Not all pure gold is the coin of the Sufi
Not a few coats are worth of the fire!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016


نقد صوفی نه همه صافی بی غش باشد
ای بسا خرقه که شايسته آتش باشد

Tuesday, May 24, 2016


Isolated from its context! Hafez says...

Monday, May 23, 2016


The coin of the Sufi! Ha ha!! And ha!!! A fragment of poetry...

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Turtle Swimming in the Moonlit Ocean

Watercolour on Fabriano paper - 12,5x12,5 cm / 5x5 in. Tomorrow, May 23rd, is World Turtle Day.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Thursday, May 19, 2016


They trade with the coin of the Sufi!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Monday, May 16, 2016

Thursday, May 12, 2016


It is the coin of the Sufi!

Wednesday, May 11, 2016


نقد صوفی

Tuesday, May 10, 2016


Pearls with grapes...

Monday, May 9, 2016


Lady Mullah and I are trading pearls...

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Sufi Symbols

Rose in a Chinese Vase. 10x10 cm / 4x4 in. Graphite, Watercolours and Golden Water on Fabriano paper.

Friday, May 6, 2016