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The Soul of Rumi is renowned poet Coleman Barks' first major assemblage of newly translated Rumi poems since his bestselling The Essential Rumi.

Coleman Barks presents entirely new translations of Rumi's poems, published for the first time in The Soul of Rumi. The poems range over the breadth of Rumi's themes: silence, emptiness, play, God, peace, grief, sexuality, music, to name just a few. But the focus is on the ecstatic experience of human and divine love and their inseparability, conveyed with Rumi's signature passion, daring, and insights into the human heart and the heart's longings.

Topics: Sexuality, Grief, Music, Love, Spirituality , Happiness, Inspirational, Lyrical, Poetry, and Afghanistan

Published: HarperCollins on Jan 1, 1992
ISBN: 9780062046543
List price: $13.36
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Marvelous book - it will stay in my library! I added comments and tiny illustrations off in the margins to compliment my favorite poems in the book. I can not believe I lived so many years before discovering Rumi! His writing promotes a grounded, peacefulness and appreciation for life.read more
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Plenty of fabulous poetry by Rumi translated by Coleman Banks - each major section having a short introduction which places the verses in context.read more
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Rumi lived a hundred years before Hafiz did. His beautiful ecstatic poems are widely known today, and not just by his Dervish followers. He came from a long line of spiritual men and sufi's in Persia. Not only did he follow in his father's footsteps, he grew bigger, and with his intricate imagery and beautiful words won the hearts of generations.He speaks about the amazing experience of going beyond our physical and earthly constraints and going up into that larger universal awareness that can drive a man mad - but also of taking that larger awareness and going back to living a normal life, enjoying the small things.read more
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Marvelous book - it will stay in my library! I added comments and tiny illustrations off in the margins to compliment my favorite poems in the book. I can not believe I lived so many years before discovering Rumi! His writing promotes a grounded, peacefulness and appreciation for life.
Is this review helpful? Yes | NoThank you for your feedback.
Plenty of fabulous poetry by Rumi translated by Coleman Banks - each major section having a short introduction which places the verses in context.
Is this review helpful? Yes | NoThank you for your feedback.
Rumi lived a hundred years before Hafiz did. His beautiful ecstatic poems are widely known today, and not just by his Dervish followers. He came from a long line of spiritual men and sufi's in Persia. Not only did he follow in his father's footsteps, he grew bigger, and with his intricate imagery and beautiful words won the hearts of generations.He speaks about the amazing experience of going beyond our physical and earthly constraints and going up into that larger universal awareness that can drive a man mad - but also of taking that larger awareness and going back to living a normal life, enjoying the small things.
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