Something New, Something Blue: The Rumi Pocket Reader

Posted by on 06 Jun, 2007

Regardless of religious orientation, weddings are a sacred affair, comprised of sacraments and a bonding of two souls in love. So, for a “something new ” twist on your something blue, why not walk down the aisle with a book of poetry by the 13th century Islamic saint Mevlana Jalaludin Rumi, namely the Rumi Pocket Reader?
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“May these vows and this marriage be blessed.
May it be sweet milk,
this marriage, like wine and halvah.
May this marriage offer fruit and shade
like the date palm.”

Aesthetically, the turquoise cover and slender compact size makes it a perfect “something blue” candidate, while internally, the sentiment-steeped pages on love, divinity and the afterlife are the perfect sacred reading for such a special day. Just look at the moving stanza above,excerpted from “This Marriage,” a wedding blessing we adore.

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