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Do you know Rumi ??

Postby daizy » Thu Jan 24, 2008 1:58 pm

Jalal ad_Din Rumi

A great Persian humanist, philosopher and poet. UNESCO issued a UNESCO Medal in his name in association with the 800th anniversary of his birth in 2007. Rumi's work has been translated into many of the world's languages. and BBC news has described him as the "most popular poet in America". His love poems were sung by Madonna and other singers.
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Re: Do you know Rumi ??

Postby daizy » Thu Jan 24, 2008 1:59 pm

Here's one of his wonderful pieces:


You I choose, of all the world, alone;
Will you suffer me to sit in grief?
My heart is as a pen in your hand,
You are the cause if I am glad or melancholy.
Save what you will, what will have I?
Save what you show, what do I see?
You make grow out of me now a thorn and now a rose;
Now I smell roses and now pull thorns.
If you keep me that, that I am;
If you would have me this, I am this.
In the vessel where you give color to the soul
Who am I, what is my love and hate?
You were first, and last you shall be;
Make my last better than my first.
When you are hidden, I am of the infidels;
When you are manifest, I am of the faithful.
I have nothing, except you have bestowed it;
What do you seek from my bosom and sleeve?
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Re: Do you know Rumi ??

Postby Melek » Fri Jan 25, 2008 8:48 am

I have heard hus name,but unfortunately havent read his works.
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Re: Do you know Rumi ??

Postby daizy » Fri Jan 25, 2008 3:05 pm

melek wrote:I have heard hus name,but unfortunately havent read his works.


here's some of his poems:

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/source/1 ... snavi.html
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Re: Do you know Rumi ??

Postby denvinbo » Fri Jan 25, 2008 3:54 pm

Thank you....I love it..........
Hey! I'm stuck! Get me out!

PIETY-The stories of parents and children
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Re: Do you know Rumi ??

Postby daizy » Sun Jan 27, 2008 12:23 am

denvinbo wrote:Thank you....I love it..........


you're welcome, denvinbo .
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