Hassan Massoudy

selections from The Calligrapher's Garden

The tree is wholly for the seed
and the seed is wholly for the tree.
Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)


The seed carries the tree within.
Johann Gottfried Von Herder (1744 - 1803)

I no longer want
to be a cloud
I want to be a tree
and to cling
to my soil.
Eugène Guillevic (1907 - 1997)

Without roots, a tree cannot stand.
African proverb

The flower is always within the almond.
Henri Bosco (1888 - 1976)

A world of pain and sorrow
at the very time when cherry trees are blossoming.

Kobayashi Issa (1763 - 1827)

The sun frolics
in the blossoming tree.

Victor Hugo (1802 - 1885)