35 Rumi poems for students of all ages to perform.
Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī, better known as Rumi, was a 13th-century Persian poet, jurist, theologian, and mystic. Rumi’s importance is considered to transcend national and ethnic borders. In 2007, he was described as the “most popular poet in America.”
As Rumi’s poems were written many hundreds of years ago, and in his native Persian language, the poems we read today have been transposed and translated by scholars around the world. One of the world’s foremost Rumi scholars, Coleman Barks has graciously granted Drama Notebook permission to share his translations of Rumi poems with teachers and students.
There are 35 poems, plus links to videos and four different ways to use the poems with your group!
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