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Beyoncé's mom, Tina Knowles, is helping shed light on the Carter twins' names (opens in new tab). In an Instagram post on Saturday, Tina shared some excerpts of poetry by the 13th century poet Rumi, who was already rumored to be the inspiration behind Beyoncé and Jay Z's baby names.
Alongside Rumi's poetry, Tina wrote, "it's not only beautiful but logical." The inspirational poetry focuses on the attainment of love, and Beyoncé's mom pointed out her favorite stanzas.
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Pointing to the third extract as her favorite, Tina said, "Sometimes we are the reason we can't find love!! We have to work on ourselves first to be whole."
Beyoncé's love of poetry has been evident for quite some time, particularly as she collaborated with British poet Warsan Shire on Lemonade (opens in new tab). Shire also wrote the poem that accompanied Beyoncé's pregnancy announcement, and repeated the refrain, "I have three hearts." So it's fitting that a poet inspired the name of one of the Carter twins.
Clearly, the whole family is captivated by the poetic origin of Rumi's name, and we're sure to find out more about the twins in the coming weeks.
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Amy Mackelden is a freelance writer, editor, and disability activist. Her bylines include Harper's BAZAAR, Nicki Swift, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, ELLE, The Independent, Bustle, Healthline, and HelloGiggles. She co-edited The Emma Press Anthology of Illness, and previously spent all of her money on Kylie Cosmetics.
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