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This Week’s Must Read: ‘The Essential Rumi,’ Translated By Coleman Barks : NPR

Who says words with my mouth? If the universe could speak, this is what it would say.

You should wish to have a hundred thousand sets of mothwings, so you could burn them away, one set a night.

Essential is a good word for the title of this anthology. Some of Rumi’s metaphors felt weak and insufficient, some of his musings were too repetitive. 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.

On nearly every page a fresh, sometimes startling image seizes the imagination, blowing off the dust of the mind. The Best Books of Description From the premier bars of Rumi comes the first definitive one-volume collection of the enduringly popular spiritual poetry by the extraordinary colemaan Sufi mystic. They’re in each other all along. If you want the unseen world, you’re not living thw truth. I cannot stop asking.


Take us down to the river! It’s beautiful, earthy, and will assist your path to enlightenment and not in any particular spiritual belief, but enlightened spirituality. If it were always a fist or always stretched open, you would be paralyzed. Indeed, it is “The Essential Rumi”. On the night of 5 Decemberas Rumi and Shams were talking, Shams was called to the back door.

In this installment of our series, sssential Week’s Must Read,” author Ariel Dorfman suggests a book that he says might bridge national differences and help Americans connect with regular Iranians.

And that’s the very beginning of how I feel about Rumi, that’s the very beginning of what he has done for me.

I have a thirsty fish in me that can never be find enough of what it’s thirsty for! Barks to get his permission to use some of his quotations on my own Rumi book on Amazonhe gave me full support in a personal email. Secretary of State John Kerry, Iran Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and representatives from five other world powers had come together on a deal to freeze the Iranian nuclear program temporarily.

If I could taste one sip of an answer, I could break out of this prison for drunks.

The Essential Rumi by Coleman Barks

But then his poetry needs no rhyme — it has its own music, its own order of sorts underlying the free flow. I do not have a name for what I give away.

Then perhaps we’ll have brought some peace to the troubled souls of our vast and divided humanity. Ccoleman I’m outside the saying of it, I get very quiet and rarely speak at all.


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Adam, Joseph, Moses and Jesus. Freedom, or power over an entire nation?

He had an incredible serenity about him and an honest face. A reed flute has nine holes and is a model of human co This collection is my first introduction essenital 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. View all 10 comments. Aug 28, Erin Muir rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: He suggests a book of poetry by the Sufi master Rumi, a fascinating glimpse into the lives and essetial that shape Persian identity.

Whoever walks into the fire appears suddenly in the stream. I don’t consider myself a religious person, but I can relate to a key metaphor in Sufism, that of the Ney reed flute used in playing Dervish devotional music; the reed used to make the Ney is cut from the bed, so the music played through it, with the breath, incidentally, is music of the reed longing to return to its origin.

Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Through his lyrical translations, Coleman Barks has been instrumental in bringing this exquisite literature to a remarkably wide range of readers, making the ecstatic, spiritual poetry of thirteenth-century Sufi Mystic Rumi more popular than ever.