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Here’s a typical example: If it were always a fist or always stretched open, you would be paralyzed. Some of it felt too religious, too spiritual for my simple want of beautiful words.


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This drunkenness began in some other tavern. The poems express Rumi’s desire for union. Only a sleeper considers it real. I keep secret in myself an Egypt that does not exist.

It stays, and it must be interpreted. I offer here, for instance, my favorite of the colemna, ” The Question “: Review quote “If Rumi is the most-read poet in America today, ColemanBarks is in good part responsible.

Reality keeps the sky turned over like a cup above us, revolving.

The Essential Rumi

God’s presence is there in front of me, a fire on the left, a lovely stream on the right. Rumi is not some esswntial hippie poet, but he keeps his faith and his interpretaiton of it as the key to fully understanding his poetry.

Try to find the version with Huston Smith’s introduction! We can do so by connecting ccoleman Rumi, a Sufi master born inwhose luminous, salacious mystical verses written in Farsi are carried by all Iranians in their hearts, as we do the words of Shakespeare. So, in short, it is a cooleman book for me. If a 14 year old is seriously into poetry, I suspect that they are prepared for Rumi.


Refresh and try again. The fire and water themselves: Barks doesn’t understand Persian and didn’t translate any of Rumi’s work, but he takes existing translations of Rumi and reworks them. View all 9 comments. This book has been sitting on my nightstand for months.

Description From the premier interpreter of Rumi comes the first definitive one-volume collection of the enduringly popular spiritual poetry by the extraordinary thirteenth-century Sufi mystic. The translations of t This is a book I return to again and again.

I am not in any one place. Everything cruel and unconscious done in the illusion of the present world, all that does not fade away at the death-waking. Again, a translator brought the text alive for me. An Egypt That Doesn’t Exist: