Imru Qais's Lady- Limited Edition Arabic Calligraphy Print of 50
Dimensions: 50 x 35 cm
Medium: Ink on paper. Limited Edition Giclee Print of 50 on 220 gsm paper available.
Limited edition print of original calligraphy work.
All prints are sold with a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.
You can know more about the artist here: http://www.everitte.org/
Imru al-Qais's "Let Us Stop and Weep" is one of the seven Mo'allaqat, a collection of Jahiliyya (Pre-Islamic) epic or long poems, all written in the 6th century, considered to be the finest examples of Pre-Islamic Arabic literature. English translation from W.A. Clauston's "Arabic Poetry", 1881:
Her neck was like that of a milk-white hind, but, when she raised it, exceeded not the justest symmetry; nor was the neck of my beloved so unadorned / Her long coal-black hair decorated her back, thick and diffused, like bunches of dates clustering on the palm-tree / Her locks, were elegantly turned above her head; and the riband which bound them was lost in her tresses, part braided, part disheveled.
The original Arabic text is as follows:
وجِـيْدٍ كَجِيْدِ الرِّئْمِ لَيْسَ بِفَاحِـشٍ
إِذَا هِـيَ نَصَّتْـهُ وَلاَ بِمُعَطَّــلِ
وفَـرْعٍ يَزِيْنُ المَتْنَ أسْوَدَ فَاحِــمٍ
أثِيْـثٍ كَقِـنْوِ النَّخْلَةِ المُتَعَثْكِــلِ
غَـدَائِرُهُ مُسْتَشْزِرَاتٌ إلَى العُــلاَ
تَضِلُّ العِقَاصُ فِي مُثَنَّى وَمُرْسَــلِ
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