Art by Joumana Medlej
"Listen to the reed how it tells a tale,
complaining of separations,
Saying, 'Ever since I was parted from the reed-bed,
my lament has caused man and woman to moan.
It is only to a bosom torn by severance that I can unfold
the pain of yearning.
Everyone who is left far from his source wishes back
the time when he was united with it."
Watercolour and metal leaf on Saunders Waterford paper, 50x50cm.