Sufi Poetry

A Voice that Calms

A voice that calms, movements that calm,
eyes that are quiet – dreams that also do the
same, and enliven too . . .

Be a precious donor of peace and hope.
Give love to all you meet,

for so many in this world are being torn



~ Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi
Translated by Daniel Ladinsky, in his book, ‘The Purity of Desire – 100 Rumi Poems”.


Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi was a Sufi Shaykh who lived in Turkey 800 years ago, being one of the greatest Saints that the world has ever seen. He has been the most popular poets in the USA for the past ten years, with people still finding inspiration in his wisdom and beautiful language. He was the founder of the Mevlevi Sufi Order, who are famous for their Sufi Whirling Ceremony.