You are a mountain full of gold.
Open the mine. Let the mountain speak.
Hear what happens.

Rumi (translation by Haleh Liza Gafori)

Gold is the Deepest Love

Gold is the Deepest Love

Aug 12, 2022-- "'Gold,' the title of my book, is a word that recurs throughout Rumi's poetry. Rumi's gold is not the precious metal but a feeling-state arrived at through the alchemical process of altering consciousness, of burning through ego, greed, pettiness, and calculation, to arrive at a more relaxed and compassionate state of being. In sum, the prayer of Sufism is 'teach me to love more deeply.' Gold is the deepest love." In the introduction to her dazzling book, Haleh Liza Gafori opens a window on Rumi's life, the forcefield that is his poetry, and her gorgeous aspiration-- as a poet of Persian descent-- to bring the original verses alive in the medium of contemporary American poetry, while preserving their irrepressible musicality, conceptual agility and enigmas. (2610 reads)


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