Rumi and the Play of Poetry Posted on May 30, 2019May 30, 2019 by Hans Swaniawski by Hans Swaniawski Post navigation Witcher Author Demands $16 Million from CD Projekt Red and Threatens Legal ActionColin Jost on becoming an SNL writer at 22 35 thoughts on “Rumi and the Play of Poetry” I love this. Reply A moth, flying into the flame says with its wingfire: Try This.The wick, with its knotted neck broken, tells you the same.A candle, as it diminishes, explains- Gathering more and more, is not the wayBurn. Become Light and Heat and Help. Melt. The ocean sits in the sand, letting its lap fill with pearls and shells;Then, empty. A bitter salt taste hums- This. The rose purifies its face, drops the soft petalsShows its thorn; and Points. Wine, abandons thousands of famous names The vintage years and delightful bouquets, To run wild and anonymousThrough your brain. The flute, closes its eyes and gives its lips to Hamsa's emptiness Everything begs, with the silent rocksFor you- to be flung out like light Over this plain Reply Soo Excited..can't wait to experience this❤️ Reply To all the people who are fighting here about Rumi's nationality. Rumi was from Brazil and he was a Native American. Reply rumi sufi music without ney .????? Reply i was there , now i am here ,,,love both times Reply Without listening to Rumi, I have to end my life goodbye for nothing. He showed me what I’m and what I have to doing during my life and learned me what calls LOVE. Reply 29:00 harsh Rumi poems ~ Rumi Reply 17:30 poems that feel drowned in the beloved ~ Coleman Barks Reply 14:00 Sufis “the people of the heart”~Coleman Barkd Reply rumi was Pakistani not from other countries. so please correct. Reply RUMI was never born Reply Rumi is love!Love belongs to all…It doesn't matter where he lived, where he was born or to which religion. All he was and is, is LOVE.Be that! Forget the rest. And thank you Coleman Barks for your astonishing work! Reply Rumi was born as Mohammed Jalaluddin Balkhi, on September 30, 1207 C. E. in Balkh Province, Afghanistan. He descended from a long line of jurists, theologians, and mystics, including his father, who was known by followers of Rumi as “Sultan of the Scholars.” When Rumi was still a young man, his father led their family more than 2,000 miles west to avoid the invasion of Genghis Khan’s armies. The family travelled to Baghdad, to Mecca on pilgrimage, and to Damascus and eventually settled in Konya in what is now western Turkey. This part of the world was then known to its inhabitants as Rum, a name derived from the Byzantine Roman Empire that had formerly held it. Jalaluddin's name in religion and literature – Rumi – is itself derived from Rum. Rumi became a celebrated Islamic scholar at a young age and was admired for his learning. However, his life changed when he met the wandering mystic Sham al – Din in 1244. This meeting had a profound impact on Rumi, he felt Sham to be a divinely inspired person and he took him to be his Guru. Under the guidance of Shams, Rumi became interested of the way of the Sufi. Rumi is today thought of being a mystic and poet and is closely identified with Sufism within Islam, where devotees seek a direct union with God. Through his poetry, Rumi expressed his philosophy which included tolerance of all religious beliefs, the importance of goodness and charity, and above all, he advocated the importance of love. Rumi passed away on December 17th, 1273 in Konya, Turkey; his body was interred beside that of his father. Today, Rumi is loved around the world and is the best selling poet in the United States. Reply Reminds me of Rumi “Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. . . " Beauty of Rumi glowing through the beauty of Barks. Reply the description says he is afghan? that is a first. turks say he is turkish. afghans say he is afghan. that is hilarious. god forbid people admit to iran's literary history. Reply This is hardly Rumi. More than half of it is Barks's own poetry. I guess people come to hear Rumi and suffer through his dry material because they're already there. Reply Outstanding explanation, job well done, full of passion Reply This is one of the most beautiful renderings of Rumi's poetry that I have ever heard. The modern music perfectly harmonizes with Rumi's ancient words, and creates a magic that further confirms for me the relevance of Rumi's poetry today. Thank you to Coleman Barks for sharing Rumi's poetry in this video and in your books. Reply Rumi isn't Iranian. It's soo emberising. Please don't call him a Persian. I hate persian people. Hi is an Khorasani, which the land is called for Afghanistan. Reply Thanks, I really love this. But I think there are two problems. First, it would be reasonable that you use "Balkhi" instead of "Rumi" (because he was born in Balkh, and it is common), there are plenty samples about poets in this way like, "Attar Neishaburi", "Abol Moayed Balkhi", "Fakhruddin As'ad Gurgani", "Saadi Shirazi", "Shams Tabrizi", … . Second, poems have written in Farsi ("Persian") that you mentioned from Afghanistan and Turkey, it was good that you mention from Iran and Afghanistan. Also I belive that Mollana Jallaledin Mohamad (Balkhi) belong to all people , countries and cultures. Thanks for your attempts, Good Job. Reply I love this and thanks for sharing it! Reply I think Coleman Barks is the reincarnation of Rumi Reply Love and Much Humbleness to Rumi <3 Reply Beautiful! . . . Reply Sometimes I feel so sad that some people called our nation Iran(Persia) "Axis of Evil". I CAN'T BELIEVE HOW THE LAND AND NATION OF the root of poets like Molana Rumi, Algebra, math, sciences and arts can be called axis of evil! So unfair!LOVE AND PEACE TO ALL NATIONS!This is from Molana Rumi's master, Shams:"We all have different faces, characters and names. If God wanted us to be all the same, He would have done it. Not to respect the differences, to accuse the others for our faults is not to respect God." (Shams Tabrizi) Reply Just outstanding. Sometimes these words reach a place I never knew was there. Reply Coleman Barks cannot translate Rumi. You people cannot know Rumi by Coleman Barks. Please change it to white fantasies about Iranian guys. Also proof White people are idiots. Reply Love it <3 Reply <3 <3 <3 this Reply What a enlightened man? He lived in Georgia. Rumi lived 600-700 hundred years ago on the other site of the ocean and land..Yet, he brought back Rumi's poetry into life. I call that enlightenment. Reply It does not matter what land we are born on, we leave it, we come back to it, maybe we come back to the water. If we are born in the water, then the labels wash away!! Reply Enjoy https://soundcloud.com/belovedpoetry Reply Rumi is MUSLIM. Muhammad Jalaluddin Balkhi/Rumi (Rah) is a great Muslim Awliya. Sufi is not a sect, Sufis are Sunnis. Do NOT believe the false and made up stories by some misguided Westerners. There's an article on Dar-Al-Masnavi which exposes these Western perverted lies, false-translations and outright made up poems which Rumi never said or wrote. Jalaluddin Balkhi/Rumi (Rah) is MUSLIM and an EXTREMELY practicing Muslim. Jalaluddin Balkhi/Rumi (Rah) is an Awliya. Do NOT believe the lies of morons like Coleman or Deepak. They are vile, impure and filthy distorters and LIARS! Rumi always considered himself Muslim and he was never a part of this universalist nonsense. According to Rumi, Islam is the only right path. "The soil of Madinah is sweeter than both worlds:Oh, happy the town where dwell the Beloved!"– Jalaluddin Balkhi/Rumi (Rah) Madinah is the holy city where the holy, pure, perfect and infallible Prophet Muhammad (SAW/blessings of Allah be upon him and peace be upon him) is buried. "This is the book of the Masnavi, and it is the roots of the roots of the roots of the (Islamic) Religion and it is the Explainer of the Qur'ân."– Jalaluddin Balkhi/Rumi (Rah) "Flee to God's Qur'an, take refuge in itthere with the spirits of the prophets merge.The Book conveys the prophets' circumstancesthose fish of the pure sea of Majesty." – Jalaluddin Balkhi/Rumi (Rah) "The Sufi is hanging on to Muhammad, like Abu Bakr."– Jalaluddin Balkhi/Rumi (Rah) Blessings of Allah be upon the holy Prophet and peace be upon him. "I am the servant of the Qur'an as long as I have life.I am the dust on the path of Muhammad, the Chosen one.If anyone quotes anything except this from my sayings,I am quit of him and outraged by these words."– Jalaluddin Balkhi/Rumi (Rah) Reply excuse me….., Jalaledin Rumi was a Persian Poet living in Persia (which then land was much larger than today and included Turkey.Now the Western society is continuously mistaken and refer him being from Turkey. We should learn to get our facts straight and properly address them specially when it comes out of a university. Thank you Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.