Medieval Persian sage Rumi combines wisdom and poignancy in verses that evoke beauty, rapture, and profound awareness of the human condition, speaking through time directly to contemporary audiences. As founder of the Sufi order known to many as “Whirling Dervishes,” he related his poetry through dance and music. This volume draws on a wide variety of translations—from the early twentieth century to the present—of Rumi’s deeply moving, sensually vibrant poetry.
MIM’s Middle East and North Africa Gallery includes an impressive display that illustrates four major themes in Turkish musical culture.
256 pages; 4.4 x 6.5 inches; hardcover