Wednesday, November 24, 2010
AN EVENING WITH RUMI
“Are you jealous of the ocean’s generosity?
Why would you refuse to give
this joy to anyone?
Fish don’t hold the sacred liquid in cups!
They swim the huge fluid freedom.”
He is described as America’s best-loved, most popular and best-selling poet. Born 800 years ago in Persia (specifically in today’s Afghanistan), he was a prominent Sufi and an original Whirling Dervish. Today the poet and mystic called Rumi is a contemporary global phenomenon.
Now his work has inspired North Coast actors and musicians to create An Evening with Rumi, presented by the HSU Department of Theatre, Film and Dance for two weekends, beginning December 2.