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.