My favorite book of Rumi's poetry is Birdsong, translated by Coleman Barks. This poem holds simple truths about the power and gifts that come to us when we surrender to love: giving our hearts, perhaps losing our "minds."

The Way of Love

The way of love is not
a subtle argument.
 
The door there
is devastation.
 
Birds make great sky-circles
of their freedom.
How do they learn it?
 
They fall, and falling,
they're given wings.

- Rumi

 

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