Rumi's Mystical Wine Drinking & Getting Intoxicated!
This is one of my favorite poems of Rumi. In this humorous yet mystical poem, Rumi not only realistically captures the typical atmosphere and "ambience" of a Tavern or Wine House, but he also cleverly preaches his mystical message of "Getting intoxicated by Divine Wine". I've intentionally used some "Slang" words, American street language expressions, in hope of capturing Rumi's acid humor. It's no secret that the essence and charm of Rumi's 13th century humor will got lost in my poor 21st century translation, but I still want to share it as yet another manifestation of Rumi's poetic genius.