You I choose, of all the world, alone…

This 16th century miniature (BNF Paris) depicts Shams Tabriz – from an illustrated copy of the Divan-i-Shams Tabriz, collection of Rumi’s verse named after his beloved mentor.

And poem by Rumi that I discovered here

You I choose, of all the world, alone;
Will you suffer me to sit in grief?
My heart […]