Tomorrow (Dec. 17) marks the anniversary of the death of the Sufi poet Rumi…
Here are eight of our favorite poems by Rumi …
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.