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The words leap off thepage and dance! I became a Rumi-aholic, but rarely stray from Barks translations.

I’ve added it to Thoreau’s Walden and the holy books. And you can start to think that if everyone read this sort of poetry, devoted their lives to this sort of being, that everything would be ok in what instead and in truth is a fcked up world Of course, it has to do with my interpretation of the situation, but it always lends itself to deeper thought, or it will allow me to be able to gain some fresh insight into the problem.

Thank you so much, Maria and right back at you! For me It brings to mind the best esseential Whitman, the Beats, and Marquez If you want the unseen world, you’re not living your truth.


If you haven’t read Rumi, you will not regret reading this. Here is a small selection, that was read at a friend’s funeral: He is THAT magnificent a magician. The image that sticks to mind if how we should try to emulate a reed flute and let God’s breath flow through us. Because then there is this other bit that I love: I enter a convoluted dream of someone else and emerge with maybe bzrks few words of wisdom. A reed flute has nine holes and is a model of human consciousness, beheaded, though still in love with lips.

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The translation is great but the content is very hard to put into context View all 7 comments. It’s hard to believe these works were written centuries upon centuries ago.

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Try to find the version with Huston Smith’s introduction! Jun 29, Sheida rated it liked it. But there’s a difference with this dream.

The moth sees light and goes into the fire. Personally for me, while being introduced to this poet about fourteen years back, was one of the best things that ever happened to me…the only downside if I may call it so has been….

This book displays the heights of Sufism in the Middle Ages and the descriptions of sensual, erotic, neo-platonic, and divine love in this collection is staggering. We all need help. To read even a small selection of Rumi’s witty poems to his beloved can help shatter the blinding stereotypes that separate us from ordinary men and women in Tehran today.


Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The trickery goes further. He went out, never to be seen again. Why do you stay in prison When the door is so wide open? Back cover copy The best-selling Rumi book ever is now better than ever!

The Essential Rumi by Coleman Barks

At 14 I read Walt Whitman’s co! And you ca one of my Goodfriends “Friends” has rated this book 2 stars and explains this by saying he thinks the translator has taken huge liberties with the original, Rumi, that is.

Somehow each gives barjs appearance of the other. It is impossible not to be moved by Rumi’s words in this compilation.