Poet of the Heart

Thursday 11 October at 11am
at Simon’s Town museum
Booking essential to avoid disappointment
with museum  on 021 786 3046
or by return email
Ticket: R20
Running time: 60 minutes

“Out beyond ideas of wrong-doing and right-doing there is a field.
I’ll meet you there.”

Speaking across all traditions, to all people,
Rumi’s passionate and playful poems stir the soul with their truth.

One of the bestselling poets in the world is 13th-century Sufi poet and mystic named Jelaluddin Rumi. For 700 years Rumi’s writings have enchanted, inspired, and enlightened Muslims, Jews, Christians, Hindus, and Buddhists. Rumi’s poetry celebrates the sacred in everyday existence and transcends boundaries of time, place, and religion to speak to all people.

RUMI: Poet of the Heart produced and directed by Haydn Reiss, features Coleman Barks along with poet/translator Robert Bly, author Deepak Chopra, storyteller and mythologist Michael Meade, and religious historian and author of The World’s Religions, Huston Smith. Oud virtuoso Hamza El Din and musician Jai Uttal offer inspiring accompaniment to this beautifully produced film. A lively and provocative exploration of the genius and timeliness of Rumi’s emergence in the west.

Listen to the reed and the tale it tells,
how it sings of separation:
Ever since they cut me from the reed bed,
my wail has caused men and women to weep.
Whoever has been parted from his source
longs to return to that state of union.

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