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Poems by Rumi

Our collection of the best poems by Rumi, the world's greatest spiritual poet.

The Reed Flute’s Song by Rumi

Persian poets often refer to themselves at the end of a poem as a sort of signature. However, Rumi never really referred to himself at the end of the poem. His variation on the practice was to refer instead to Shams, his friend who had the greatest influence on his life or to silence (khamush).

Rumi Biography: His Life and Teachings

Rumi was born on September 30, 1207, in Balkh, Afghanistan, which was then a part of the Persian empire. For this reason, Persians and Afghanis call Rumi 'Jelaluddin Balkhi'.

The Guest House: A Poem by Rumi

The Guest House is a well known poem by the 13th century Sufi mystic Jalaluddin Rumi (popularly known simply as Rumi). In the poem, Rumi uses the metaphor of a guest house to describe life's journey.

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