Selected Poems from Rumi, in Persian and in English

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 a handful of poems and readings of those poems in Persian and in English, with male and female voices.

Song of the Reed
The Promise
A Great Wagon
Like This
On God
On Language
On the World
On Love

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Keshavarz is professor of Persian & Comparative Literature at Washington University in St. Louis, and the author of several books, including Reading Mystical Lyric: The Case of Jalal aI-Din Rumi.