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2 books of Rumi's translated works by Farrukh Dhondy

The Poetry of Rumi: Book review of translations by Farrukh Dhondy

O pilgrim who visit the Holy Land I’ll show you heaven in a grain of sand Are you hooked already? You might have read many such snippets on Instagram and Pinterest. You might have even heard the poet’s name – Rumi. Jalaluddin Rumi was a spiritual master and poet who lived in 13th Century Tajikistan. His poetry has influenced literature in the region and now through some great translations, continue to inspire us. Farrukh Dhondy has translated some of them into a series of two books. Rumi A New Translation and Rumi: A New Collection I fell for the cover first of all, and the inside pages did not disappoint either. The poems are good…some are great. Dance when the bowl of soul is shattered Dance when you’ve nudged the blindfold off Dance when the battle was all that mattered Dance though the world stands by to scoff! The poems have a musical way to lure you in. These are not meant to be read in a single sitting. Instead read, and re-read at leisure, …