Jalal ad-Dīn Muhammad Rumi
1207 – 1273
Friend, our closeness is this.
Anywhere you put your foot
feel me in the firmness under you.
How is it with this love,
I see your world and not you?
Rumi, one of my favorite poets, is a constant source of inspiration and encouragement to writers and spiritual seekers throughout the world. I am amongst his fans.
A dear friend gave me a book with the above poem inscribed in the front cover days before she died. It will forever be a favorite.
For more on the life of Rumi, visit this past post by our good friend, Sherry Blue Sky; or check out this Wikipedia entry.
If you are interested in reading more Rumi, consider The Essential Rumi, translated by Coleman Banks.