Tomorrow (Dec. 17) marks the anniversary of the death of the Sufi poet 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.
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The Day of Resurrection
On every side is clamour and tumult, in every street are candles and
For to-night the teeming world gives birth to the World Everlasting.
Thou wert dust and art spirit, thou wert ignorant and art wise.
He who has led thee thus far will lead thee further also.
How pleasant are the pains He makes thee suffer while He gently draws
thee to Himself!
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C. Christopher Smith is the founding editor of The Englewood Review of Books. He is also author of a number of books, including most recently How the Body of Christ Talks: Recovering the Practice of Conversation in the Church (Brazos Press, 2019). Connect with him online at: C-Christopher-Smith.com
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