I Long for My Mother's Bread – Arabic Calligraphy Art by Kamil Dow

I Long for My Mother's Bread – Arabic Calligraphy Art by Kamil Dow

Year
2003

Size
70×100 cm (27.6"×39.4")

Materials
acrylic, gouache and ink on paper

Arabic calligraphy text (English)

I long for my mother's bread, my mother's coffee and my mother's touch. And the childhood grows in me everyday. And I love my life. Because, if I die, I am ashamed of my mother's tear.
—Mahmoud Darwish

Arabic calligraphy text (Arabic)

أحنُّ إلى خبزِ أمّي وقهوةِ أمّي ولمسةِ أمّي وتكبرُ فيَّ الطفولةُ يوماً على صدرِ يومِ وأعشقُ عمري لأنّي إذا متُّ أخجلُ من دمعِ أمّي.
—محمود درويش