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Become like the sky | by Behzad Bagheri
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Become like the sky

Become like the sky

...for the sky never rains anything but pure water.

 

Become like the sky. Become like the cloud and shed rain:

the spout rains, too, but it can't produce the rain.

The water in the spout is borrowed;

the water in the cloud and sea is original.

Your thought and reasoning resemble the spout;

inspiration and revelation are like the cloud and the sky.

The rain water engenders all the colors of the garden,

while the spout causes quarrels with your neighbors.

 

Plein air watercolor painting/ July2011

Chehel Sotoun/ Isfahan

 

Size: 28-39.5 Cm

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Taken on July 26, 2011