Rumi: Selected Poems (Penguin Classics) - Coleman Banks, John Moyne, Rumi

I’ve been dipping in and out of Rumi’s Selected Poems for a couple of weeks and I don’t think his poetry is for me.

I’m having the same reaction towards Rumi’s work as I had towards Khalil Gibran’s The Prophet, … and Paolo Coelho’s The Alchemist. I just want to tell the poems / books to move along and pester someone else.

It just doesn’t grab me. So, I’ll be passing this book on to a friend who seemed quite interested when I jokingly quoted “let darkness be your candle”.

I think Rumi deserves a more patient reader than I am.


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