Wine of Reunion: Arabic Poems of Rumi
Wine of Reunion: Arabic Poems of Rumi

Wine of Reunion: Arabic Poems of Rumi

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ISBN-13: 9781611862638
Publisher: Michigan State University Press
Publication date: 10/01/2017
Series: Arabic Language and Literature Series
Edition description: 1
Pages: 120
Sales rank: 427,044
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author


Nesreen Akhtarkhavari is an Associate Professor of Arabic Language and Culture and the Director of Arabic Studies at DePaul University, where she teaches Arabic literature, culture, film, media, and translation.

Anthony A. Lee is an award-winning poet and Lecturer of History at UCLA and at West Los Angeles College, specializing in African American History, African History, and the African Diaspora in Iran.
 

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CHAPTER 1

You are Beautiful

The Glance

Our Healer brought good news to those who love:
You Are Beautiful!

Beautiful! And God increased your beauty.
Eastern Star

It's you! Whose gifts are beyond my counting,
Beloved! Promises from you are sweet.
Kill Me Now

Master! You're my Teacher, and you're my Strength,
I Can't Wait

God joined us in his generosity.
Mirage

I see your shadow here, a far pathway.
I Lost My Mind

You light up the full moon! And you light me.
I Almost Lost My Faith

But when you walked away from me that day,
Rescue Me!

I swear by my life! You are perfection!
I swear by my life! But for fear of God,
CHAPTER 2

The Agony of Love

Love's Secret

Love told me a secret: struggle is the key.
The Agony of Love

He begins my every day — and ends it.
You say I should use patience as my balm?
You Are the Sun!

You Are the Sun!
There Will Be Blood

When you left me, you sentenced me to die.
You're Empty

Complainer! You call yourself just and fair.
Put on Your Jewels

My Lover says to me: "Put on your jewels."
The Path of Love

The best of life is on the path of love:
Love and Pain

Lovers of Mecca! Take the path of his will!
My Heart Melts

You are so young, and your body so fresh.
Come to the Light

You are the light of my full heart. Come!
Solomon! All wisdom is from you.
CHAPTER 3

Wine of Reunion

Sacred Wine

Brother!
Wine of Reunion

Blessed each alone! Twice blessed in union!
Protect us from heat and cold location.
He Resurrected You

The wine boy holds your cup of wine. He's here!
Fill Up My Cup!

Wine boy! I'm thirsty and full of desire.
I Never Strayed

You opened my eyes; I saw my hidden fate.
CHAPTER 4

People of Damanation

Saved on Judgment Day

I came back! Came back for the love of you.
No fear. I'm sheltered by your victory.
Stones Come Alive

Peace! Praise! on the people of damnation.
A king with glowing cheeks has now appeared!
I'm Not Afraid of Sin

My Lover threw his love around! I went astray. A patient man will feel his love that way. This patience is the kind that's short.
Lover! Healer! Fill up my cup. Make it overflow. You will it, and you make it so.
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Table of Contents

Preface vii

You Are Beautiful!

The Glance 3

You Are Beautiful! 5

Eastern Star 7

Kill Me Now 9

I Can't Wait 11

Mirage 13

I Lost My Mind 15

I Almost Lost My Faith 17

Rescue Me! 19

The Agony of Love

Love's Secret 23

The Agony of Love 25

You Are the Sun! 27

There Will Be Blood 29

You're Empty 31

Put on Your Jewels 33

The Path of Love 35

Love and Pain 37

My Heart Melts 39

Come to the Light 41

Wine of Reunion

Sacred Wine 45

Wine of Reunion 47

He Resurrected You 49

Fill Up My Cup! 51

I Never Strayed 53

People of Damnation

Saved on Judgment Day 57

Stones Come Alive 59

I'm Not Afraid of Sin 61

You, People of Madyan! 63

Walk to Tabriz 65

The Victory

Divine Springtime 69

Make Your Home Mine 73

No Place 75

Divine Light 77

Night Song 79

Passion 81

End My Sadness 83

The Victory 85

You Can't Find Wealth in Gold 87

Don't Destroy Your Homes 89

Returning 91

Appendix 93

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