He continues with other, often surprising divisions, and ends with
| I belong to the beloved, have seen the two |
worlds as one and that one call to and know,
first, last, outer, inner, only that
breath breathing human being.
Rumi's 800th birthday falls on September 30, and a weekend of celebrations is planned in Ann Arbor, highlighted by an evening of readings of his work by both Bly and Barks at Rackham Auditorium on Saturday, September 29.
[Review published September 2007]