Nino Baki
Oil on canvas
1959
20" x 14"

Flower by the river
Freshly blowing
Beauty all a-quiver
Proudly glowing;

O'er its petals playing
Breeze unbidden,
Loveliness displaying
Secrets hiden.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

— "Youth", by 'Abd al-Wahhab 'Azzam. Modern Arabic poetry: An anthology with English verse translations, by Arthur J. Arberry (Cambridge University Press, 1950): 40.

 
 
Artwork, Mod Mekkawi