Classical romance with Rumi

It is almost impossible not have heard some of Rumi’s most famous verses. The Persian mystic and poet is frequently quoted. His timeless love poems still resonate with lovers and scholars as they did more than 700 years ago. Rumi’s Little Book of Love: 150 Poems That Speak to the Heart were carefully selected from two thousand of Rumi’s original quatrains. Many have been translated for the first time. Two women scholars translated this beautiful love poetry. Maryam Mafi has been a translator of classical and modern Persian literature, particularly Rumi, for 15 years. Azima Melita Kolin is pianist, artist, and poet living in London.