Become Like A Rose


This beautiful poem by the 13th Century Poet, Mevlana Jelaluddin Rumi has inspired Salma to create this beautiful painting.

“In Love, if you are comfortable
For the space of a breath
What right do you have to stand with the lovers?
You cannot approach the Beloved
With your mind sharp as a thorn
Become like a rose and the Beloved will fall into your arms.”

The painting is a part of is “Turning Rumi: Singing Verses of Love, Unity and Freedom” collection.

  • Size: 22”x 28”
  • Year: 2012
  • Medium: Mix media, copper and acrylic paint on board