Monday, September 30, 2013


Power of the word! Now she reads the Qur'an and says it is sublime...

Friday, September 27, 2013

A Splash in the Poem

Have fun! Colour the Froggies!

Thursday, September 26, 2013


A frog who thinks she is a swan fallen in love with the scent of the scent of the scent of the Rose.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013


Now she follows an Owl that follows a Hoopoe that follows a Simurgh... go figure!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013


We were reading a Persian poem, *The Conference of the Frogs*, when suddenly... SPLASH!!! She fell into it. Tsk tsk.

Monday, September 23, 2013


I would have never thought that my maid, Francesca, would run away with the Sufis...

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Zebra, Frogs and Darfish
Sailing before the Wind

For a Darfish (also spelled Derfish or درویش) see here.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Qalander (Wandering Frog) 4/4

Please, add your Colours to the Froggies!

Thursday, September 19, 2013


And soars with the Brothers and with the Sisters!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013


And then my heart with pleasure glisters...

Tuesday, September 17, 2013


They whirl upon that inner eye
which is the bliss of solitude...

Monday, September 16, 2013


For oft, when on my leaf I lie
in froggy or in pensive mood...

Friday, September 13, 2013

Qalander (Wandering Frog) 3/4

Please, add your Colours to the Froggies!

Thursday, September 12, 2013


What wealth the Sufis to me had brought!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013


I sipped and sipped but little thought...

Tuesday, September 10, 2013


A Frog-swan could not but be gay
in such a croaking company...

Monday, September 9, 2013


The glasses beside them tinkled but they
outdid the jingling drops in glee...

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Friday, September 6, 2013

Qalander (Wandering Frog) 2/4

Please, add your Colours to the Froggies!

Thursday, September 5, 2013


Their whirling hearts in sprightly dance!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013


Ten thousand saw I at a glance...

Tuesday, September 3, 2013


They stretched in never ending line
each on its crimson Lily pad...

Monday, September 2, 2013


Continuous as the stars that shine
between Istanbul and Mashhad...