Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Most Popular Poet in U.S.

The most popular poet in the U.S. is a Muslim? Apparently so, according to Time magazine.,9171,501021007-356133,00.html

Here with a loaf of bread beneath the bough,
A jug of wine, a book of verse, and Thou

Beside me singing in the wilderness -

And wilderness is Paradise now.

Suffering ennobles a man,

Enduring the oyster-shell's prison makes a pearl of a water drop;

Though worldly goods perish,

Let your head remain like a cup -

When the cup is empty it may be filled again!

by Jalaluddin Rumi, better known as Rumi.

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