View the Liän Ensemble with Fatemeh Keshavarz put the poetry of Rumi to music in this January 27, 2007 performance at a Stanford University event celebrating Rumi's 800th birthday.
The 13th-century Muslim mystic and poet Rumi has long shaped Muslims around the world and has now become popular in the West. Rumi created a new language of love within the Islamic mystical tradition of Sufism. We hear his poetry as we delve into his world and listen for its echoes in our own.
To some, Rumi's poetry is best heard aloud; to others, Rumi's words should be experienced in silent reading. Here, we present the text of seven poems and readings of those poems in Persian and in English, with male and female voices.
We asked for your stories about Rumi and the appeal of his poetry. Read fellow listeners' memories. We'd like to hear yours as well.
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