Poetry, Volume 9

Rumi Poems – Eight of Our Favorites by the Sufi Mystic

Rumi Poetry

Tomorrow (Dec. 17) marks the anniversary of the death of the Sufi poet Rumi…
 
Here are eight of our favorite poems by Rumi … Here are eight of our favorite Rumi poems … Rumi has become renowned for his ecstatic love poetry which is often infused with spiritual themes.

 

Selected Poems of Rumi:
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The Flame of Love
Rumi
(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.
 
 


 

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