How have you been enjoying National Poetry month so far?
Here's Coleman Barks reading his translation of a poem by 13th Century Persian mystic Jalāl ad-Dīn Muḥammad Rūm. According to tradition, Rumi was born in Balkh, Bactria, which is now Afghanistan.
Happy Birthday to Samuel Beckett (13 April 1906 – 22 December 1989)
and finally, here's a link to America's favorite and most idolized African American Islamic poet.
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