83 Jalal al-Din al-Rumi, Collected Poems

Jalal al-Din al-Rumi (c.1207-c.1273) another Sufi poet (see Khayyam) began composing poetry after the loss of an intimate friend whose teachings greatly influenced Rumi’s own spiritual voice. His most important works, the Masnavi and the Divan-e shams are thought to have been written while Rumi was in a state of ecstasy brought on by the dancing form known in the west as “whirling dervish”.

Follow the link below to a translated collection and analysis of Rumi’s works, published in 1920.



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