Wine wisdom from Rumi

Here’s how much I love the wisdom of the 13th-century mystic Rumi: I follow both @Rumi_Quote and @RumiQuotes on RumiTwitter, and got a big ol’ smile when the former followed me back. Some vinous offerings from the man described by Wikipedia as “a poet, jurist, Islamic scholar, theologian, and Sufi mystic”:

“Either give me more wine or leave me alone.”

“There are thousands of wines that can take over our minds. Don’t think all ecstasies are the same!”

“And from beyond the intellect, beautiful Love comes dragging her skirts, a cup of wine in her hand.”

” ’Tis the fire of love that inspires the flute,
’Tis the ferment of love that possesses the wine.”

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