O’ Barman – Al Rumi from Shams Tabriz

     This piece from Shams Tabriz where Rumi describes his night at the bar: Where am I from? O barman pass me my drink, Pour that cheerful and holly liquor on my soul, O Barman, Put the beloved glass in my hands, thus it is my rock in despair O Barman, You are the […]

If A Tree Could Wander : Rumi

“My soul is from elsewhere, I’m sure of that, and I intend to end up there.” – Rumi Rumi (Jalāl ad-Dīn Muḥammad Rūmī)  was a 13th Century Sufi mystic and poet, from Persia (Rumi was born in modern day Afghanistan and lived for a while in Turkey). Rumi’s poetry expresses his longing for union with […]