“If love were only spiritual,
the practices of fasting and prayer would not
The gifts of lovers to one another are,
in respect to love, nothing but forms;
yet, they testify
to invisible love.”
– Rumi, Mathnawi
As you might infer from a few of my previous posts, I’m on a Rumi kick. You can read about Rumi here. Shambala Library has published a fantastic collection of Rumi’s poems and I’ve been wandering through this book a lot ever since I picked it up on a whim. Like all good poetry, his poems trip you up in the midst of day to day life in a way that ushers in wonder and vitality. I’m sure I’ll post more selections because they seem to be never-ending.