Rumi has influenced thousands of people across the centuries with his vision of our relationship with God as a path of love. Today, he is considered one of the most popular poets in the world. ‘The Illustrated Rumi’ is an embodiment of the Sufi idea that life is a gift.
“One could live a complete life based on the wondrous words of Rumi. But add images and story, and you have more than enough for a lifetime, an overabundance?an excess of wisdom, beauty, and pleasure. This book will be one of the few I take wherever I go.” -Thomas Moore, author of Care of the Soul and Original Self
This richly illustrated collection delivers a fresh and inspiring way to read Rumi’s most intimate poems of love, rage, sadness, joy, and longing. No other edition of Rumi’s poetry combines his singularly passionate words with authentic, rare, and wonderful Sufi and Islamic art. Readers moved by Sappho, Hafiz, Rilke, or by Coleman Barks’ translations of Rumi will relish the beautiful imagery and new translations in this unique volume of some of the finest works by “the most popular poet in America” (Time magazine).