Part 1: Buddhist poetry In these poems, descriptions of landscape describe spi


Part 1: Buddhist poetry
In these poems, descriptions of landscape describe spiritual states of mind.
Select one of these poems and describe how the imagery emphasizes the life of the mind. Throughout your analysis, point out how the ideas the images represent play out in the other lines of the poem. (1-2 paragraphs with reference to the poem by title).
Remember these points:
Focus your analysis on the tone of the text
Discuss key images that reinforce the tone of the poem. What associations do you make with the image as you read it in the poem?
Part 2: Rumi’s poetry
Directions: Select a few lines from one or more poems and discuss what you find engaging or provocative about them. (1 paragraph or more). Then relate one point (or more) from the reading on Sufi thought to the poetry. Be sure to provide proper in-text citation.


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