Whispers of the Beloved / Rumi
Translated by Maryam Mafi and Azima Melita Kolin
Published by Thorsons
Born in Balkh (present-day Afghanistan), Jelaluddin Rumi (1207-1273) is one of the greatest Persian mystics and poets of the world has knownn. His message of love speaks directly to the heart annd transcends the limitations of language and the boundaries of time.
In the vast depths of Rumi's work the short quatrains, the Rubaiyat, are like crystals. They sparkle with the many hues of the rainbow and contain worlds inside. As we hold them in our hands they capture us with their mystery. Transparent and clear they open doors into the wonder of inner spaces and longing. Whispers of two lovers in a crowd.