Poetry Gatherings

Rumi & Friends Poetry Gatherings

First Friday of each month

The Rumi & Friends Poetry Gatherings are facilitated by Kim Shams Richardson, a long- term member of The Study Society and a Mevlevi Turner since 2006. Kim is a publisher of poetry collections, especially haiku and related forms. He is also a teacher and retreat guide in the Inayatiyya Sufi Order.

In our monthly poetry gatherings we share readings of poetry by Mevlana Jalalu’ddin Rumi and by other poets from all of the world’s mystical and spiritual traditions, languages and historical eras. The poems are shared as a meditation, ‘listening with the ear of the heart’. The meeting begins and ends with a period of silent contemplation.

Please bring a poem to share.

If you have any questions you are most welcome to email Kim at kim@bernithan.com

Song of the Reed read by Kim Richardson

by Rumi

Once again music is rising in the air read by Kim Richardson

by Rumi