Beyoncé's Mother Revealed What Rumi's Name Actually Means And It's Beautiful
Beyoncé finally revealed her newborn twins to the world when she debuted them and their names — Sir and Rumi Carter — on Instagram on the early morning of July 14.
And now, Rumi's grandma, (Beyoncé's mother) Tina Knowles Lawson, has posted on Instagram giving us further detail into what the name “Rumi” means.
Before we start talking about anything else, I need to point out that July 14 is my birthday, so this post was Bey's birthday gift to me and no one else and that's science!
Anyway, moving on!
On Sunday, July 16, 2017, Lawson posted an Instagram that lists poetry from 13th century poet Rumi, Rumi Carter's namesake.
Ms. Tina captioned the post,
This is poetry by the 13 th century poet ‘Rumi' it's not only beautiful but logical. love number three. Sometimes we are the reason we can't find love!! We have to work on ourselves first to be whole
I'm going to use “it's not only beautiful but logical” as my explanation of literally everything from now on.
Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi (known as Rumi for short) was a 13th century poet and “mystic,” and is the best-selling poet in the United States, according to BBC.
Lee Brichetti, the executive director of Poets House in New York City, told BBC that Rumi's poems are so popular in the United States because, “Across time, place and culture, Rumi's poems articulate what it feels like to be alive.” You've probably read his poems before without even realizing who wrote them – I know I have.
Lawson's post quotes six of Rumi's writings. The quotes say,
1. “This is love: to fly toward a secret sky, to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment. First to let go of life. Finally, to take a step without feet.”
2. “Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”
3. “A thousand half-loves must be forsaken to take one whole heart home.”
4. “However much we describe and explain love, when we fall in love we are ashamed of our words.”
5. “Love is the bridge between you and everything.”
6. “If you find me not within you, you will never find me. For I have been with you, from the beginning of me.”
The excerpts Lawson posted are specifically about working on yourself in order to allow love into your life — a concept that JAY-Z heavily discusses on his new album, 4:44. It was also a large theme throughout Beyoncé's Lemonade.
Because the Carters are nothing if not consistent.
Welcome to the world, Rumi and Sir Carter! You're destined to save us all! No pressure!
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