Passionate and witty, earthy and mystical, the soul-stirring poetry of 13th century Sufi poet Rumi transports us, especially when translated by Coleman Barks and accompanied by the work of artist Matt Manley.
January: When you suddenly walk through my door, I feel warm. - Rumi
February: Each night the moon kisses secretly the lover who counts the stars. - Rumi
March: Flowers open every night across the sky, a breathing space, and sudden flame catching. - Rumi
April: The graceful movements come from a pearl somewhere on the ocean floor. - Rumi
May: Every object, every being, is a jar full of delight. - Rumi
June: Through your loving, existence and nonexistence become one. - Rumi
July: Open the window in the center of your chest, and let spirits fly in and out. - Rumi
August: In your light I learn how to love. In your beauty, how to make poems. You dance inside my chest, where no one sees you, but sometimes I do, and that sight becomes this art. - Rumi
September: Half-heartedness doesn't reach into majesty. - Rumi
October: Close both eyes to see with the other eye. Open your hands if you want to be held. - Rumi
November: There is a sun within every person. - Rumi
December: The nightingale sometimes flies from a garden to sing in the forest. - Rumi
Details and Dimensions:
12" x 12"
Durable cover and punch hole
Quotes on each page
Full color art
Printed on high-quality FSC-certified paper. The FSC Mix label ensures that the timber used to produce the paper is from a mixture of reclaimed timber or fiber, FSC-certified forests and/or controlled wood.