Mystical Poems of Rumi by Jalal al-Din Rumi,Ehsan Yarshater,Franklin D. Lewis,A. J.

By Jalal al-Din Rumi,Ehsan Yarshater,Franklin D. Lewis,A. J. Arberry

My verse resembles the bread of Egypt—night passes over it, and also you can't consume it any more.

Devour it the instant it's clean, ahead of the dirt settles upon it.

Its position is the nice and cozy weather of the guts; during this international it dies of cold.

Like a fish it quivered for an speedy on dry land, one other second and also you see it truly is cold.

Even should you devour it imagining it's clean, it will be significant to conjure up many images.

What you drink is de facto your personal mind's eye; it really is no outdated story, my solid man.

Jalal al-Din Rumi (1207–73), mythical Persian Muslim poet, theologian, and mystic, wrote poems acclaimed throughout the centuries for his or her strong non secular photos and provocative content material, which frequently defined Rumi’s love for God in romantic or erotic phrases. His massive physique of labor contains greater than 3 thousand lyrics and odes. This quantity includes four hundred poems chosen via well known Rumi pupil A. J. Arberry, who offers right here essentially the most accomplished and adept English translations of this enigmatic genius. Mystical Poems is the definitive source for a person looking an advent to or an enriched realizing of 1 of the world’s maximum poets.

 

“Rumi is among the world’s maximum lyrical poets in any language—as good as the most obtainable and approachable consultant of Islamic civilization for Western students.”—James W. Morris, Oberlin College

 

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