The Illuminated Rumi - Study Guide We Have Opened You Summary & Analysis

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In Barks's commentary, he notes the framed, window-like images in the book, saying that the following poem celebrates openings, where true human beings visit space created through breaking one's self down. Rumi, he notes, describes this as spring and a feeling of being outside time. Barks says Rumi's poems celebrate this opened inner space and notes that one of the poems, which repeats the word "this," was intended for the end of a vigil. Rumi spoke of an indescribable place of pure being.

Rumi's poem begins by describing a window from one heart to another, but the poem says the window can be closed. Sometimes it should be closed, the poet says, and sometimes open, but it is essential to know of the window. He talks about David working as a metalworker, making new shapes out of locks and chains. The...

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