This blog includes excerpts from my book entitled The Lover's Gaze: Rumi's Guide for Lovers and Spiritual Seekers. In it I try to provide balanced (not too literal, yet not diverging from the original Persian) translations and commentary on the poetry and practical philosophy of Rumi, the Persian Sufi Mystic and Poet.
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Saturday, December 19, 2015
The drunken moonlight music band
Dec 17 is the night Rumi passed away about 800 years ago and left the world drunk with his worldview. We honor him with a translation of a profoundly spiritual ghazal from his Book of Shams.