Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Balkhi-Rumi | Critical Essay by Leslie Wines

This literature criticism consists of approximately 10 pages of analysis & critique of Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Balkhi-Rumi.
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SOURCE: Wines, Leslie. “The Poet of Love and Tumult.” In Rumi: A Spiritual Biography, pp. 13-22. New York: The Crossroad Publishing Company, 2000.

In the following essay, Wines examines the significance of Rumi's love poetry to a contemporary, Western audience while also providing a historical context for Rumi's ecumenical spirit and ideas about love and spirituality.

The meaning of poetry has no sureness of direction;                     it is like the sling, it is not under control. 

Jalalu'ddin Rumi

Jalalu'ddin Rumi, the thirteenth-century Persian lawyerdivine and Sufi, widely considered literature's greatest mystical poet, understood very well the uncontrollable and idiosyncratic impact of poetry...

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