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The essential Rumi / translated by Coleman Barks ; with Reynold Nicholson, A.J. Arberry, John Moyne.


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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  • ISBN: 0062509586
  • ISBN: 9780062509581
  • ISBN: 9780062509598
  • ISBN: 0062509594
  • Physical Description: xxv, 388 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: New expanded edition.
  • Publisher: New York : HarperOne, [2004]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally published in 1995.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 371-378) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
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 -- A new section: the pistachio passport.
Subject: Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī, Maulana, 1207-1273 > Translations into English.
Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī, Maulana, 1207-1273.
Sufi poetry, Persian > Translations into English.
POETRY > Middle Eastern.
RELIGION > Comparative Religion.
Sufi poetry, Persian.
Genre: poetry.

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