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The essential Rumi

Author: Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī, Maulana; Coleman Barks
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : Harper, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A comprehensive collection of ecstatic poetry that delights with its energy and passion, The Essential Rumi brings the vibrant, living words of famed thirteenth-century Sufi mystic Jelalludin Rumi to contemporary readers.
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Genre/Form: Poetry
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Named Person: Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī, Maulana; Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī, Maulana
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī, Maulana; Coleman Barks
ISBN: 0062509586 9780062509581 0062509594 9780062509598
OCLC Number: 31660065
Notes: Translated from the Arabic.
Description: 302 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: On Rumi --
The tavern: Whoever brought me here will have to take me home --
Bewilderment: I have five things to say --
Emptiness and silence: The night air --
Spring giddiness: Stand in the wake of this chattering and grow airy --
Feeling separation: Don't come near me --
Controlling the desire-body: How did you kill your rooster, Husam? --
Sohbet: Meetings on the riverbank --
Being a lover: The sunrise ruby --
The pickaxe: Getting to the treasure beneath the foundation --
Art as flirtation with surrender: Wanting new silk harp strings --
Union: gnats inside the wind --
The sheikh: I have such a teacher --
Recognizing elegance: Your reasonable father --
The howling necessity: Cry out in your weakness --
Teaching stories: How the unseen world works --
Rough metaphors: More teaching stories --
Solomon poems: The far mosque --
The three fish: Gamble everything for love --
Jesus poems: The population of the world --
In Baghdad, dreaming of Cairo: More teaching stories --
Beginning and end: The stories that frame the Mathnawi --
Green ears everywhere: Children running through --
Being woven: Communal practice --
Wished-for song: Secret practices --
Majesty: This we have now --
Evolutionary intelligence: Say I am you --
The turn: Dance in your blood.
Other Titles: Works.
Responsibility: translated by Coleman Barks, with John Moyne, A.A. Arberry, Reynold Nicholson.
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A San Francisco Chronicle bestseller, The Essential Rumi translates the estatic poetry of the famed twelfth-century Sufi mystic Jelaluddin Rumi".The gold of Rumi pours down through Coleman's  Read more...

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"If Rumi is the most-read poet in America today, ColemanBarks is in good part responsible. His ear for the truly divinemadness in Rumi's poetry is truly remarkable." -- Huston Smith, author of "The Read more...

 
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