a community of lovers
Many thanks to everyone who made it to our first event last Saturday, we were so happy to meet you all – Bradford, Leeds, Huddersfield, Manchester, Burnley, Essex, London and even Ireland representing! It was a beautiful evening and we hope to see you all again soon.
We have some photos from the event on our Facebook page.
We have posted all the selections that were read on the evening on our Selected Poems page.
Lyrics and music for the two ilahis performed are available from the Threshold Society – Didn’t They Tell You? and Burning, Burning.
Daniel Dyer’s composition can be viewed on YouTube – Mevlana, Mevlana.
The ney music that accompanied the readings was Hüzzam Ayini Şerifi and the ilahi that played during the intro was Salaam Mevlana.
We’d love to hear from you about your thoughts on the evening and feedback on possible future events so please do leave a comment below, on our Facebook page or send us an email!
Those sweet words we shared between us,
the vault of heaven has concealed in its heart.
One day, they will pour down like rain.
Our secrets will germinate in the soul of this universe.
[Divan-e Shams-e Tabrizi: 1112, translated by Kabir Helminski and Lida Saedian, Love’s Ripening]