Secret Garden

It is a spot beyond imagination

Delighted to the heart, where roses bloom

And sparkling fountains murmur- where the earth

Is rich with many-coloured flowers; and musk

Floats on the gentle breezes, hyacinths

And lilies add their perfume, golden fruits

Weigh down the branches of the lofty trees.

                                    “The Allegorical Garden”

The poetry of Ferdowsi, the Persian poet (935-1020 A.D) and sentiments evoked by his literary tradition inspired this body of work. To Persians, the garden represents an image of ‘pardis’ – the Persian word for paradise and a place of great happiness and heavenly beauty.