Posts Tagged ‘ Poetry ’

A selection of 10 of Rumi’s ‘Love’ Quartrains – Translated by Shahram Shiva

Jun 26th, 2011 | By
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Shahram Shiva is a performance poet, award-winning translator and scholar of Rumi and author of several books based in the USA. He is known for his rich and entrancing concerts of Rumi, the 13th Century Persian mystic poet. Since 1992 Shahram Shiva has been presenting Rumi concerts at the United Nations, Smithsonian Institution, Yale, Columbia

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Six old and new Japanese haikus

Jun 20th, 2011 | By

Kato, Shuson I kill an ant and realize my three children have been watching. Shiki, Masaoka. The summer river: although there is a bridge, my horse goes through the water. Takahama, Kyoshi The winds that blows – ask them, which leaf on the tree will be next to go. Basho, Matsuo Clouds appear and bring

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Renounciation of absolutism

Jun 19th, 2011 | By

“Renounce absolutism, for from it stems oppression, the anathema of compassion. A closed mind understands no new things, sees no new goals, growing ignorant, falling into meaninglessness. Oh devoted disciple! Let your concepts flow as a river of laughter.” – Rosa Warski Rosa Warski is a Finnish theologian, and poet. She is currently a first

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