Unseen Rain


Quatrains of Rumi. Translated by John Moyne & Coleman Barks.Rumi’s short poems have many tones and effects: some of the them are quick, joyful, and whimsical; some are finely faceted abstract statements; some probe the inward space of patience and longing. Moyne and Barks provide graceful translations using a free-verse style, connecting these poems with those of great American spiritual poets such as Walt Whitman and Gary Snyder.Mevlana Jelaluddin Rumi (1207-1273) was a master of Sufi tradition, the mystical branch of Islam. Through his masterful verse, Rumi shows us that not only could God be our Beloved, but that we are the beloved of God.

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