Rumi was a thirteenth century Persian poet and mystic. He was born in what is now present day Afghanistan when it was very much a centre of Persian culture. Inspired about the great writers of his time such as Attar and Sanai, he went on to produce a body of writing that has influenced minds and literature from all over the world. His work truly does transcendent national and political borders because it ultimately is so good at speaking for the universal human condition. See below for our favourite quotes from this master poet.
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.”