This assignment is an exercise In the spirit of the sufi way, which privileges practice over theory, and experience over speculation.
Respond to one poem by Rumi or Attar in the media of your choice. please read the Key Features of Sufism, and Sufism and Persian Prose to guide your approach to this assignment. The key terms here are authenticity and spontaneity. You response should be a ‘response’ to, and address back, a dialogue with the poem. Whether you write a poem, compose a dance, take a photograph, paint a panel, make a video, compose music, or any other expressive mode, please include a paragraph of prose explaining your creative process.
Remember Rumi’s theory of language and creativity expressed int his famous Reed Flute Song.