National Poetry Month: April 7

Hi friends!

The Love Poems of Rumi. Ahhh. Need I say more? Well, for those of you who are not familiar with this poet, born Jalal ad-Din Mohammad Balkhi in Persia, early in the thirteenth century, this poet, named Rumi for the city in which he lived, composed works of mysticism, and desire that inspires millions since he wrote them. The deepest longings expressed through his passions of the human heart for its beloved, and the kind of transcendent intimacy which is a source of the divine.

This book was given to my by my dear friend, Eric, almost 15 years ago. Thanks for the gifts you have given me, sweetness.

Here are four short poems by Rumi, translated by Coleman Barks, and originally found in Birdsong: Fifty-Three Short Poems:

Robert Vaughan reads The Love Poems of Rumi, translated by Coleman Barks – YouTube

3 thoughts on “National Poetry Month: April 7

  1. Andrea

    It’s so funny you talk about “bird song” as I was at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens this morning actually listening to bird songs and in utter bliss. Thanks for this posting. xoxo

    1. Robert Vaughan

      Bird songs are a daily occurrence in the woods, as you know! I loved your pics at the Botanical Garden, brought back those memories of when you lived lots closer, walking distance. Another life. Thanks for liking the poetry! xoxo

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