The Essential Rumi r. Translated by with. COLEMAN BARKS. JOHN MOYNE. A. J . ARBERRY. REYNOLD NICHOLSON. CASTLE BOOKS. The Essential Rumi Revised by Coleman Barks, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. He suggests a book of poetry by the Sufi master Rumi, a fascinating The Essential Rumi, translated by Coleman Barks with John Moyne.

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Meanwhile, I’m like a bird from another continent, sitting in this aviary. I keep a copy of the Essential Rumi trans.

Currently, I am ruminantly ruminating Rumi’s ruminative ruminations in the loo. Think of who created thought! A little while alone in your room will prove more valuable than anything else that could ever be given you.

Jan 30, Astha Vyas rated it it was amazing Shelves: The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you. Though he spent his life mostly as an Islamic jurist and theologian positions he inherited from his fatherit was not until he met a traveling mystic named Shams of Tabriz that his transformation into Sufi devotee and master happened.

Hussam implored Rumi to write more. 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.

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I have a thirsty fish in me that can never be find enough of what it’s thirsty for! Barks took The Bawa’s advice to heart, and started down the path that would find Barks becoming the truest, most inspired translator of Rumi’s work.


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 Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days When will my order arrive? For Rumi Shams did not die, but became whole. To ask other readers questions about The Essential Rumiplease sign up.

That all being said, many of the poems in this volume are really wonderful. This book is an anthology of the theologian, jurist and mystic known as “The Roman” despite being born in Afghanistan and writing mostly in Persian though he did live in the former Eastern Roman Empire for much of his life.

Rumi chides us for going “around with an empty bucket.

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A joy, a fssential, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. I don’t plan it. I offer here, for instance, my favorite of the bunch, ” The Question “: If it were always a fist or always stretched open, you would be paralyzed. Rumi was one of the wisest men to have wandered the earth. Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. 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 Fumi Rumi more popular than ever.


Basically, Rumi I Ching. And thankfully there is no rhyme, the one characteristic of poetry, that really puts me off. Quotes from The Essential Rumi. I pick it up in between other books, read a page or two, let it sink and then go back to it a few nights later Aug 15, Sarah rated it it was amazing.

Fire is what of God is world-consuming. 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.

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Your purchase helps support NPR programming. Some of Rumi’s metaphors felt weak and insufficient, some of his musings were too repetitive. I only have myself to blame for this one. I became a Rumi-aholic, but rarely stray from Barks translations.