A great introduction to Rumi's life and work. Contains nearly all the poems included in the video Love's Confusing Joy with Bill Moyers.
Teachers: Capture the magic of Rumi's poetry as an enrichment and integral part of your students' study of Islam - and turn them on to poetry - even those who never imagined they would love poetry! Do a geography lesson about this 13th-century poet, mystic, founder of an Islamic Sufi order. He was born in what is now Afghanistan, he was Persian and wrote in the Persian language, and he lived most of his life in Konya, Turkey. If you want to include something that is "Islamic literature" in a world literature course, than poetry is it. . . and as Coleman Barks put it, "Rumi is to the Islamic world what Shakespeare is to us. . ." So, please begin here!
7th grade to adult - Social Studies/Language Arts