My Favourite Rumi Poem and Why You Should Read It Too

During Poetry Month let’s remember one of the greatest poets, Rumi! Thank you Garima for your beautiful words below.

Be Inspired..!!

Rumi is a poet. But he is also a significant spiritual teacher.

Rumi is an inspiration. He contributes to clearing up our confusion. He uses words to dress up events. He facilitates our understanding of issues pertaining to the heart, intellect, and soul. Due to his famous love affair with Shams Al-Tabrizi, I mistakenly believed that Rumi only wrote poetry about love before reading any of them. Along with writing flawless love poems, he also gave a moving speech on faith. He described love and detachment in such a spiritual way that I was completely taken aback. It’s challenging for me to single out one verse by Rumi as the best, but there is one that has a particularly strong impact on my spiritual development. I first discovered it in Coleman’s translation of Rumi’s poetry, The Essential Rumi.

The poem is called “A Great Wagon,” and the middle verse —…

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3 thoughts on “My Favourite Rumi Poem and Why You Should Read It Too

    1. Patrick Cole Post author

      Hmmm, my version provides a “button” that reveals the remainder of the article perhaps that didn’t broadcast as intended. BTW: here is the poem fragment highlighted:

      “Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,
      there is a field. I’ll meet you there.
      When the soul lies down in that grass,
      the world is too full to talk about.
      Ideas, language, even the phrase “each other”
      doesn’t make any sense.
      The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you.
      Don’t go back to sleep.
      You must ask for what you really want.
      Don’t go back to sleep.
      People are going back and forth across the doorsill
      where the two worlds touch.
      The door is round and open.
      Don’t go back to sleep.”


      1. Ana Daksina

        I actually ran into the same problem with another post on her site when I checked after communicating with you, so I think the problem wasn’t with your button but with my device, her site, the new JetPack or all three!

        This poem so deserves to be one of Rumi’s best known. Gosh, we’d all be better off for reading it every day, eh? Thanks for bringing it to me today ☺️✨

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