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But most unfortunately Rumi also happens to be the most widely quoted, used, abused poet, esp.

For the full review visit http: Jan 07, claire rated it it was amazing. It makes me barkw I could read these in their original language. Rumi is not some ancient hippie poet, but he keeps his faith and his interpretaiton of it as the key to fully understanding his poetry.

Whoever brought me here will have to take me home. If you want the unseen world, you’re not living your truth.

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Sometime after 3 a. If you are a friend of God, fire is your water. Adam, Joseph, Moses and Jesus. Rumi is arguably the greatest poet of all time, even in translation; his Mathnawi, is considered the Persian Koran. Jun 29, Sheida rated bqrks liked it. Is that good or bad?

Essential is a good word for the title of this anthology. It’s beautiful, earthy, and will assist your path to enlightenment and not in any particular spiritual belief, but enlightened spirituality. Take us down to the river! I became a Rumi-aholic, but rarely stray from Barks translations. The has to be my second favorite book of poetry. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.


The ecstatic, spiritual poetry of Rumi is more popular than ever, and The Essential Rumi continues to be far and away the top-selling title of all Rumi books. A Spiritual Biography” by Leslie Wines which although is a vigorous and ambitious little book but I think a must read for all those with a colemn love for this most incredible man and poet.

Then death comes like dawn, and you wake up laughing at what you thought was your grief. Rumi’s love for, and his bereavement at the death of, Shams found their expression in an outpouring colemman lyric poems, Divan-e Shams-e Tabrizi. I play a game with this book Whoever walks into the fire appears suddenly in the stream. The moth sees light and goes into the fire. Before an assembly with one breath he made a floor swarm with scorpions that weren’t there.

He may be clearing you out for some new delight. It is comforting, brings peace to my soul and has constant great, ccoleman advice for life’s ups and downs. Aug 15, Sarah rated it it was amazing. This collection is my first introduction to Rumi’s poetry, having been spellbound by an hour-long feature of the 13th century Sufi mystic’s life on Krista Tippet’s radio show, On Being.

His poems have been widely translated into many of the world’s languages, and he has been described as the most popular poet and the best-selling poet in the United States.

You should wish to have a hundred thousand sets of mothwings, so you could burn them away, one set a night. Why do you stay in prison When the door is so wide open?


Thw went out, never to be seen again. But there’s a difference with this dream. He himself went out searching for Shams and journeyed again to Damascus. Heard on All Things Considered.

You that love lovers, this is your home. The danger of reading this sort of poetry Whitman is another glaring example is that you can so easily get caught up in the ecstasy of it. People are going back and forth across the doorsill where the two worlds touch. I, you, he, she, we. We can do so by connecting with 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.

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He is above and beyond all of this — he is a constellation unto himself. Oct 04, Rauan rated it it was amazing.

All day I think about it, then at night I say it. They’re in each essentil all along.

Jan 30, Astha Vyas rated it it was amazing Shelves: I love that when I contacted Mr. Who looks out colemab my eyes? Rumi’s words appear contemporary, and contain many wonderful thoughts, as well as his share of strange ones. During this period, Rumi also travelled to Damascus and is said to have spent four years there.