Podcasts & Audio Poetry
"Bitter Sweet" is a poem read by pop idol Madonna and spiritual guru Deepak Chopra. The poem itself was written in the 13th century by Persian poet Rumi, who is now one of the most widely read poets in the world.
The 13th century Persian mystic Rumi is one of the most widely read poets in America. In honor of his 800th birthday, UNESCO has declared 2007 as the International Year of Rumi. Today, we hear how Rumi's poetry inspires musicians from around the globe.
The minute I heard my first love story,
I started looking for you, not knowing
how blind that was.
Lovers don't finally meet somewhere,
they're in each other all along.