“Come out of the circle of time,
and into the circle of love.”
I remember when I first learned of the Sufi poet Rumi – a light came on in my life back then. It was over twenty years ago, and we were living in Los Angeles. I used to walk to the Bodhi Tree Bookstore from our apartment- it was the most exciting place in the world to me. I purchased books there, and a cassette of Rumi poems read by Coleman Barks and Robert Bly. They made my heart swoon. His poems seemed to grant a kind of permission to love- to love life and the world- to love the eternal energies at play in the universe. They were a triumphant declaration that it was ok to feel this much love. My husband, Jonah, liked them too. Whenever we had a potluck music jam, we’d end it by playing the cassette for our friends. The way Coleman Barks translates and reads Rumi’s words- he captures so much Love- Big Love, Eternal Love, Infinite Love. Here are a few short videos… enjoy!
WHAT WAS SAID TO THE ROSE…
RUMI on LOVE
And here is a Link to some beautiful Rumi PoemsPosted in Inspiring Videos, Living in Love |