This is one of my favourite designs in my spring collection 2011. The “Bade Sabaa” collection is about the spring and its beauty from a wind’s point of view.
The poem written on the cushion is by Hafez c.1320-1388, who is the great lyric poet of Iran, famous for his ghazals.Traditionally the ghazal had dealt with love and wine, motifs that, in their association with ecstasy and freedom from restraint, lent themselves naturally to the expression of Sufi ideas. Hafiz’s achievement was to give these conventional subjects a freshness and subtlety that completely relieves his poetry of tedious formalism. http://www.textetc.com/workshop/wt-hafez-1.html
This is the whole poem although for my cushion I only used the first part of it :
Spring and all its flowers
now joyously break their vow of silence.
It is time for celebration, not for lying low;
You too – weed out those roots of sadness from your heart.
The Sabaa wind arrives;
and in deep resonance, the flower
passionately rips open its garments,
thrusting itself from itself.
The Way of Truth, learn from the clarity of water,
Learn freedom from the spreading grass.
Pay close attention to the artistry of the Sabaa wind,
that wafts in pollen from afar,
And ripples the beautiful tresses
of the fields of hyacinth flowers.
From the privacy of the harem, the virgin bud slips out,
revealing herself under the morning star,
branding your heart and your faith
And frenzied bulbul flies madly out of the House of Sadness
to unite with the flowers;
its love-crazed cry like a thousand-trumpet blast.
Hafez says, and the experienced old ones concur:
All you really need
is to tell those Stories
of the Fair Ones and the Goblet of Wine.