Rumi Poetry

In preparation for our weekend jaunt to Konya, I thought it would be nice to post about Rumi and his poetry. Rumi was a 13th century Sufi mystic, theologian, and poet. He died on December 17, 1273 in Konya, Turkey – his death inspired the Mevlavi Sufi order, known as the Whirling Dervishes. Check out some of his poetry and philosophy – it’s quite beautiful and very inspiring.

The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you.
Don’t go back to sleep.

You must ask for what you really want.
Don’t go back to sleep.

People are going back and forth across the doorsill
where the two worlds touch.

The door is round and open.
Don’t go back to sleep.
From Essential Rumi, by Coleman Barks

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