Here's how a calligraphy design evolves. Get the original text, complete with correct punctuation. Check your spelling! Don't mess with the line breaks in poetry, unless you have an overriding design need. Look for ways to echo the text's words "stars" and "night" and "face of heaven." "The garish sun" would have overwhelmed the design, and anyway the text says to "pay no worship" to it.
If you look closely, every period, letter o, dot over i is written in gold rather than silvery blue. if you're not a calligrapher, you'd be amazed how hard it is not to dot that i. Calligraphers get into a kind of flow, and it's hard to interrupt.
|A star constellation connects dots and o's|
I am fanatical about including enough of a citation for any reader to track down the source of a quote. And I like to sign my work inconspicuously--this time in pencil.
If the design seems obvious and inevitable, then the designer has done a good job. What would you have done differently?