18 April 2013

April is NPM: Rumi

Jalaluddin Rumi is another Persian poet, but from the early 13th century.  He was born on the eastern edge of the Persian empire but settled in Turkey when his family fled the Mongol invasion.  He followed his father's path and became a scholar and mystic.  Rumi wrote about divine love and the soul in many of his poems.

This poem comes from Ladinsky and Barton's work on The Purity of Desire.


Things are such, that someone lifting a cup,
or watching the rain, petting a dog,

or singing, just singing - could be doing as
much for this universe as anyone.

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