In art, there is nearly always some form of interplay between contrasting elements. This piece, although it explores some aspects of one main theme in form of variations has an underlying narrative: The search and fulfilment of the human soul. In the quotation below, Bahá’u’lláh praises the author of a poem, because it reveals the contrasting conditions of the soul: ‘the Fire of Separation’ from and the Light of Reunion’ with the True Beloved.
„Every word of thy poetry is indeed like unto a mirror in which the evidences of the devotion and love thou cherishest for God and His chosen ones are reflected. Well is it with thee who hast quaffed the choice wine of utterance and partaken of the soft flowing stream of true knowledge. Happy is he who hath drunk his fill and attained unto Him and woe betide the heedless. Its perusal hath truly proved highly impressive, for it was indicative of both the light of reunion and the fire of separation.“ Bahá’u’lláh, Tablet of Maqṣúd