Tomorrow (Dec. 17) marks the anniversary of the death of the Sufi poet Rumi…
Here are five of our favorite poems by him…
The Flame of Love
(trans. by R.A. Nicholson)
How long wilt thou dwell on words and superficialities?
A burning heart is what I want; consort with burning.
Kindle in thy heart the flame of Love,
And burn up utterly thoughts and fine expressions.
O Moses! the lovers of fair rites are one class,
They whose hearts and souls burn with Love another.