Getting a welcome diversion from politics, Marty Moss-Coane talked about the 13th-century Persian poet Rumi on today’s Radio Times on WHYY-FM.
Brad Gooch’s biography, Rumi’s Secret, traces the poet’s life and his works on love and faith, which are still popular today, turning up in marriage vows, greeting cards, and even shower curtains.
Marty asked Gooch to read one of Rumi’s poems written near the end of the poet’s life
Gooch went on to explain that “Rumi was almost eager and joyous about death, longing for death.”
Listen to Wednesday’s full hour of Radio Times.