Saturday, September 26, 2015

Troublemakers

Since no one really knows anything about God,
those who think they do are just
troublemakers
That poem is by Daniel Ladinsky. It is inspired by Rabiʿa al-Basri (c717-801), the female Muslim saint and Sufi mystic whose teachings are thought to have influenced Rumi, and it comes from Ladinsky's Love Poems from God. My recent listening has included Renaud García-Fons' new album La Línea Del Sur which includes three songs with lyrics inspired by Rumi performed by flamenco virtuoso Esperanza Fernández.


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