To know Rumi is to know love. To create in reflections of Rumi is to write in the landscape, colour and texture of words that "mingle from the desert."

This is precisely what Dom Gabrielli has manifested within his latest poetic retreat, A Strange Frenzy.


"skin to skin
i breathe who you are

through the lung in my eye
i gobble your lies"


The above is a but an echo in testament to the skill and essence of this artist as he paints in syllables and swathes of Rumi.


Whether one is only vaguely familiar with the meditations of Rumi or has submerged completely, there is beauty and purpose to be found here...within the `shadow of shadows' as the poet, the muse and the observer bear witness to one breath, in calling..."love of my loves.."


-- Michelle Williams