The Social Sciences

Year: 2016
Volume: 11
Issue: 21
Page No. 5133 - 5138

The Concept of Enthusiasm in Mystical Poetry

Authors : Asieh Saydi and Mohammad Hossain Khanmohammadi

Abstract: Classical Persian poetry full of love, mystical and literary images that motivates any avid reader. This poem is filled with intuitive and mystical themes and motifs. Sanai, Attar and Rumi are the main beginners of mystical poetry among classical Persian poets. With his ascetic poetry, Sanai could beautifully describe intuitive forms and mystical journey of the seeker of the truth. Then, Attar affirmed the flow of mystical Persian poetry with mystical, philosophical and mainly his romantic poems; he guides poetry in a path that ended in Rumi. Rumi was the culmination of this mystical and intuitive stream. He gave Persian mystical poetry a new face and manifestation by presenting intuitive themes, mentioning Quranic and moral narratives and discussing some sort of divine love and passion. By studying reviews and genealogy of Persian mystical poetry, this article aims to introduce the stream of Persian mystical poetry and the concept of love and enthusiasm in mystical poems. In fact, the study focuses on the concept of love, enthusiasm and affection in Persian mystical poetry in the works of Sanai, Attar and Rumi.

How to cite this article:

Asieh Saydi and Mohammad Hossain Khanmohammadi, 2016. The Concept of Enthusiasm in Mystical Poetry. The Social Sciences, 11: 5133-5138.

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