If you haven’t done so yet, please post a response to a poem from the Romantic Tradition. See full assignment details in my previous post.

By Tuesday, Oct 12, please complete the following viewings and readings, which show the influence of Persian poet Rumi on Brooklyn-based poet and musician: Arooj Aftab.

ViewBrooklyn Based Pakistani Poet

ReadBiography and Poem by Rumi

“Last Night” by Rumi

Last night
I begged the Wise One to tell me
the secret of the world.
Gently, gently he whispered,
“Be quiet,
the secret cannot be spoken,
it is wrapped in silence”.

Whirling Dervishes of Damascus

Watch: “Last Night My Beloved”