rumi's poetry became a part of my life in the late eighties. i was working with a gurdjieff group at the time and the link to the sufi community was strong. rumi's work and that of others was "in the air". my blog header has a rumi quote on it. this is a lovely share. thanks. steven
In the early 90's my mom gave me a book of Rumi poems translated by Coleman Barks. I loved them, but appreciate them much more as I get older.