A friend of mine introduced me to Rumi after I was already out of college, and I was stumped then (as I am now) as to why I had never read any of his poems in school. This collection of poems (some previously unpublished) is a wonderful translation. There are so many great poems in this, and I really enjoyed how they were organized. so that they almost felt grouped by a theme. The most amazing part of Rumi's poems is that despite being written in the 1200s, they feel incredibly timely and current. If you just handed someone these poems without telling them who they were by, I think people would be shocked that they were written centuries ago! This collection is also a quick and easy read so it might feel more accessible to folks who aren't huge poetry fans. This book was a great reminder for me to recommend Rumi's works to other people, so that they're not kept in the dark about this amazing poet like I was!
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