Monday, December 31, 2012

539b - A Poem on Tiles: Fa 3 / 16

رو سینه را چون سینه‌ها هفت آب شو از کینه‌ها
وآنگه شراب عشق را پیمانه شو پیمانه شو

Sunday, December 30, 2012

539a - Become A Bushel: En 3 /16

Go wash your bosom from all grudge with seven waters!
Then for love's wine become a bushel!! Become a bushel!!!

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Hilat Raha Kon... 1-2 (1 / 8)

Stay with the poem! Colour the tile!

Friday, December 28, 2012

538b - A Poem on Tiles: Fa 2 /16

هم خویش را بیگانه کن هم خانه را ویرانه کن
وآنگه بیا با عاشقان هم خانه شو هم خانه شو

Thursday, December 27, 2012

538a - A House Become: En 2 / 16

Estrange yourself, the house destroy, then come! And with the lovers, one for another, a house become!! A house become!!!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

537b - A Poem on Tiles: Fa 1 / 16

حیله رها کن عاشقا دیوانه شو دیوانه شو
و اندر دل آتش درآ پروانه شو پروانه شو

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

537a - A Moth Become: En 1 / 16

O lover leave your schemes behind, crazy become! Into the heart of the fire jump, a moth become!! A moth become!!!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Salams and About

Salam Dear Frogs, Frog Lovers,
Interested Non-frogs and Froggars!

Welcome once again
to the
Sufi Magic Theatre.

From tomorrow, December 25th,
Frogs WB shall run here
a poem of Maulana Rumi
about who we are
and who we can become
if we give up our schemes
and jump sincerely
into the Fire of Love.

The Poem will run until
the second day of February.

Meanwhile our next production
(of which you see some sketches)
is being prepared:
it will be out here
on Thursday, February 14, 2013!

Love and chocolate,
Frogs WB

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Good Advice Poem (صد پند)

And with this unplanned “Quartina
Frogs WB wish you farewell
From the Eternal city of Rome
And from Stazione Tiburtina.

Here Fereydoun, a Persian Sufi
Sells rare books and through Bausani
Frogs read in the “Sad Pand” (100 Advices)
A good advice from poet Zakani.

“If you can -the Poet says-
Never never say the truth
You won’t weigh on others’ hearts
And they won’t be mad at you”.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Akbar's Quatrain

The page numbers interspersed in these drawings refer to the catalogue of the Exhibition AKBAR. The catalogue is available in English or in Italian.

Friday, December 21, 2012

536 and a half / d

Akbar walked 370 km. (230 miles) of dusty road to see that Shaykh!

S/He who loves
Even when s/he licks the dust
s/he sits on a bed of roses.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

536 and a half / c

Every year Akbar went on pilgrimage to Ajmer. Walking.
This Chishti website is worth walking through.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

536 and a half / b

Akbar, the great Emperor of India (d. 1605), was a devotee of Sufi Salim Chishti.
Allah Hu Akbar

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

536 and a half / a

The greatest Exhibition in Rome until February 3, 2013: AKBAR!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Piazza Navona

This is the Fountain of the four Rivers, in Piazza Navona. The original strip is HERE.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Spanish Steps

The original strip is HERE.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

The Mouth of Truth

This is the Mouth of Truth. The original strip is HERE.

Friday, December 14, 2012

The Moses

This is the Moses by Michelangelo. The original strip is HERE.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

A Sweet Kiss

The postcard says: A Honey-flavored Kiss. This little fountain is in the nearby of Piazza Barberini.
The original strip is HERE.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

A Hill of Rome

The postcard says: Greetings from the Janiculum.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Vintage Roman Postcards

The original strip is HERE.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Sheep Holds the Fort :-)

This week (Dec. 11-17) Mullah Frögüddin's Assistant, Sheep Nuvoletta (Little Cloud) will edit and republish some Vintage Roman Postcards. Keep returning! :-)

Not for Everybody...

Sunday, December 9, 2012


Love and chocolate, Folks! See you here on Tuesday, December 25!!
Have fun!!! I'll hold the fort. Sheep are not safe in Rome...

Saturday, December 8, 2012


Ha! I am taking a few days off and fly to Rome!! I miss my Mama!!!
No way of leaving us behind! We are all coming!! We miss the Fountains!!!

Friday, December 7, 2012


And what will YOU do?!?

Thursday, December 6, 2012


Such a great idea! Thanks!! Philippe and Nuvoletta keep the strip going with Rumi, while Mimì and Nanan work on our next story from Ariosto & Attar!!!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012


I think the Cartoonist has it all: in English, Farsi and Italian.
If so, she should put the poem here.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012


So, my friend! It seems this is the end...
Tsk tsk. What about the Poem?

Monday, December 3, 2012

Sunday, December 2, 2012


...and Everybody is happy.
Poetry Ahoy!

Saturday, December 1, 2012


...With Bagpipes, Bendir drums, Dafs, Dhols, Horns, Lutes, Neys, Tablas, Tanburs...

Friday, November 30, 2012


And after lunch all frogs form a big Band! They dance and play around the village...

Thursday, November 29, 2012


Instead of Squid ink, "Pesto" is served, while "Trenette" replace "Linguine". Rice is garbed in RED.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012


The funeral march sad tunes go for joy: it is Wedding March!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012


Hurrah! The funeral party becomes Frogs' celebration...

Monday, November 26, 2012

Sunday, November 25, 2012


Huu هو Hurrah!

Saturday, November 24, 2012


You will earn enough to fill this village with chocolate!

Friday, November 23, 2012


You will draw our tiles and our tombstones.

Thursday, November 22, 2012


And you are appointed to the Amir.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012


Your second bag of gold, as promised.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012


A poem on a portal is a golden key.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Sunday, November 18, 2012


We are NOT literalists.

Saturday, November 17, 2012


And although you have been asked for a marble key, your work is accepted.

Friday, November 16, 2012


Cartoons for tiles with Rumi's poetry about opening! They will run around the portal of the Islamic Zoo.
The Persian of the poem (F., V, 10-11) is HERE.

Thursday, November 15, 2012


I arrive from your workshop. I am pleased you left it open for us to see the cartoons.