like the geometric patterns that adorn mosques and tombs and catch the eye with their flourishes, the arcs and intersections of poetic verse at first draw in the imagination, and then fade to leave outlines of the void, the spaces in between, that which cannot be spoken.

irfanspace draws upon a wide range of Islamic poetic tradition, from 13th century Iranian mystic Hafez, through to political poetry from 1950’s Iraq, to contemporary works from India and Australia. Here’s a taste….

nazid kimmie: square and spire