The Festival of Spring from The Díván of Jeláleddín
Publisher: Alicia Editions
Jeláleddín Rúmí (A.D. 1207-1273) is now universally recognized by 'those who know,' as the greatest of the Persian Mystical Poets. He found his own religious order, the Whirling Dervishes. To many modern Westerners, his poems are one of the best introductions to the philosophy and practice of Sufism. The Festival of Spring from The Díván of Jeláleddín consists in a series of fifty Gazels. The Gazel or Ghazal is a species of poem, the subject of which is in general Love and Life, interspersed with moral sentiments, and reflections on the virtues and vices of mankind. These 50 poems are plenty of very profound thought, and you will not leave this fantastic work without spiritual growth.
Introduction by William Hastie.
Easy to read layout, complete footnotes.