“Rumi’s Conversation with Shams on the Occasion of his 800th Birthday,” in The Pedestal Magazine, www.thepedestalmagazine.com, Issue 46, June-August 2008

“Rumi’s Conversation with Shams on the Occasion of his 800th Birthday,” in The Pedestal Magazine,  www.thepedestalmagazine.com, Issue 46, June-August 2008

When the old man (820 years or so, we think) looked up from the
well
Tired with the wetness of ages
The younger man (only 800 years) laughed fierce and hard
The deep belly laugh of delight
And longing satisfied…

"Rumi’s Conversation with Shams on the Occasion of his 800th Birthday,” in The Pedestal Magazine,   www.thepedestalmagazine.com, Issue 46, June-August 2008.