Today's poem is "Disciplines"

from Five Points

Rumi was born in the year 1297 and turns 800 this month. The United Nations has designated 2007 as "The Year of Rumi." His ecstatic poetry is enjoying a worldwide resurgence, and he has come to be considered the planet's great mystical poet.

Coleman Barks is Professor Emeritus at the University of Georgia. Later this year, his poems will appear in a Maypop book, Scrapwood Man. His collection of Rumi translations, Rumi: Bridge to the Soul, will also appear later this year from HarperSanFrancisco.

Books by Coleman Barks: Rumi: Bridge to the Soul, A Year with Rumi, Rumi: The Book of Love, The Drowned Book, The Essential Rumi, The Soul of Rumi, Open Secret, Rumi: We Are Three, Delicious Laughter, The Glance, The Illuminated Prayer, A Journal with the Poetry of Rumi , The Hand of Poetry: Five Mystic Poets of Persia, Rumi Birdsong, This Longing, Unseen Rain, Say I Am You, Like This, Stallion on a Frozen Lake, Love, Soul & Freedom, Naked Song, Scrapwood Man,

Other poems on the web by Rumi and/or Coleman Barks:
Six poems
Fourteen poems
four poems
Six poems

Coleman Barks Home page.

Rumi according to Wikipedia.

Coleman Barks according to Wikipedia.

About Five Points:

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Other poems by Five Points in Verse Daily:
November 7, 2007:   "Heart Poem" by Mary Oliver
November 5, 2007:   "Easeful Death" by Kim Addonizio
March 18, 2006:   "After a Month of Rain" by Linda Pastan
October 28, 2005:   "Gone" by Malena Mörling
October 27, 2005:   "Fears" Rodney Jones
October 26, 2005:   "Flamingo Film" Dave Smith
October 24, 2005:   "October Storm" David Baker
May 8, 2005:  "Riding" Robert W. Hill
May 5, 2005:  "Vessel" Cecily Parks
May 2, 2005:  "Heavenly" Mary Oliver
October 23, 2004:  "Unsound Ship" by Medbh McGuckian
September 19, 2003:  "No Shelter" by Ann Townsend

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