“Either give me more wine or leave me alone.”
This 13th century Persian poet is perhaps one of the greatest minds of his time. Inspired by music, poetry and dance as a means for reaching spirituality, he is famous for his six-volume poem called the Maṭnawīye Ma'nawī. It is one of the greatest works of mysticism on paper.
He has used wine as a metaphor in his work and it is even mentioned in one of his poems: “On the seeker’s path, wise men and fools are one. In His love, brothers and strangers are one. Go on! Drink the wine of the Beloved! In that faith, Muslims and pagans are one.”
A toast to Rumi over a glass of sparkling wine