Rumi’s Poetry

Rumi has given the world tens of thousands of verses of inspiring love poetry. The life-changing event most responsible for this prolific output is his meeting in 1244 with Shamseddin (Shams) of Tabriz (1185-1248). The two spent less than three years together, yet Shams was able to transform Rumi into an ecstatic lover of God.

Rumi has given the world tens of thousands of verses of inspiring love poetry. The life-changing event most responsible for this prolific output is his meeting in 1244 with Shamseddin (Shams) of Tabriz (1185-1248). The two spent less than three years together, yet Shams was able to transform Rumi into an ecstatic lover of God,

The Works of Rumi
Dîvân -i Kebîr
(two volumes of poetry in various meters and forms)
Mesnevî
(6 volumes of stories and anecdotes all in one poetic meter)
Mektubat
(letters)
Mecâlis-I Seb’a (seven sermons)
Fîhi Mâ Fîhi (conversations)
Rumi’s two most famous works are in poetic forms.
The sheer volume of his poetry is astounding.
Our focus is on his poetry in the Dîvân-i Kebir,
which includes over 44,000.

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