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Rumi
« on: 01 Jun, 2011, 11:41:39 »
Jalāl ad-Dīn Muḥammad Balkhī, also known as Jalāl ad-Dīn Muḥammad Rūmī, and popularly known as Mowlānā but known to the English-speaking world simply as Rumi [Tζελαλαντίν Ρούμι] (30 September 1207 – 17 December 1273), was a 13th-century Persian [ Muslim poet, jurist, theologian, and Sufi mystic. Rūmī is a descriptive name meaning "the Roman" since he lived most of his life in an area called Rūm (then under the control of Seljuq dynasty) because it was once ruled by the Eastern Roman Empire.
It is likely that he was born in the village of Wakhsh, a small town located at the river Wakhsh in Persia (in what is now Tajikistan). Wakhsh belonged to the larger province of Balkh, and in the year Rumi was born, his father was an appointed scholar there.[13] Both these cities were at the time included in the greater Persian cultural sphere of Khorasan, the easternmost province of Persia,[3] and were part of the Khwarezmian Empire. [...]



Jalal ad-Dīn Muhammad Rumi

Poems published in Translatum:

Take someone who doesn't keep score,
who's not looking to be richer, or afraid of losing,
who has not the slightest interest even
in his own personality: he's free.

The night is generous



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Re: Rumi
« Reply #1 on: 08 Nov, 2011, 09:09:40 »
Take someone who doesn't keep score,
who's not looking to be richer, or afraid of losing,
who has not the slightest interest even
in his own personality: he's free.
Rumi


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Re: Rumi
« Reply #2 on: 17 Nov, 2011, 09:15:22 »
The night is generous
It can give you
A gift of the full moon
It can bless your soul
With endless treasure

Every night when you feel
The world is unjust
Never ending grace
Descends from the sky
To soothe your souls

The night is not crowded like the day
The night is filled with eternal love
Take this night
Tight in your arms
As you hold a sweetheart