Author(s): Jalaluddin Rumi
Rumi is best known for his poems expressing the ecstasies and mysteries of love in all its expressions divine, erotic, and, friendship. In Love: What Is Life Without It, we have collected 30 of his best-loved poems of romantic love. The poems range from the feeling of being "complete" that one experiences with a soul mate, to the madness of sudden love, to the shifting of a relationship from romance to deep friendship. The poems cover all "the magnificent regions of the heart." Like Rumi himself, his words are beautiful and accessible, and capable of transporting the reader straight into the world of soul. His poetry is highly uplifting and offers a glimmer of hope; they are as powerful today as they were on their creation more than 700 years ago.