Browsing the "persian poetry" Tag

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Rumi: “Behind The Beauty Of The Moon Is The MoonMaker”

Rumi’s eloquent relationship with the natural environment is his signature — his elegantly simple expressions reflect appreciation for both Creation and Creator. And there are so many lessons about both to be learned from this beloved Islamic Scholar, Sufi Master, and brilliantly shining star of timeless poetry: “Is the sweetness of the cane sweeter Than […]

June 25th

Persian Poet Hafiz Finds Spirituality in Nature

By chance, while thinking about my last post, I picked up an intriguing old book, Anthology of Islamic Literature, from 1964. I leafed through the watermarked pages and happened to stop at the section on the Persian poet Hafiz (Wikipedia spells it “Hafez,” but we’ll go with the book here, for consistency’s sake), which turned out […]

June 9th

The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

Considered broadly, one of the most powerful aspects of poetry lies in its ability to evoke sensory perceptions in our beings: we can see, smell, taste, hear, and feel the results of the words. The poet achieves this effect by taking impressions of the world and bringing them, through words, to the readers. Conversely, I […]

March 20th