Bridge to the Soul: Journeys Into the Music and Silence of the Heart

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Originally-released-in-2007,-“Year-of-Rumi,”-to-coincide-with-the-poet’s-800th-birthday,-by-the-pre-eminent-Rumi-poet-Coleman-Barks.-In-Rumi:-Bridge-to-the-Soul-,-Coleman-Barks—who-holds-an-honorary-doctorate-in-Persian-language-and-literature-by-the-University-of-Tehran-for-his-decades-long-translations-of-Rumi—has-collected-and-translated-ninety-new-poems,-most-of-them-never-published-before-in-any-form.

Originally-released-in-2007,-“Year-of-Rumi,”-to-coincide-with-the-poet’s-800th-birthday,-by-the-pre-eminent-Rumi-poet-Coleman-Barks.-In-Rumi:-Bridge-to-the-Soul-,-Coleman-Barks—who-holds-an-honorary-doctorate-in-Persian-language-and-literature-by-the-University-of-Tehran-for-his-decades-long-translations-of-Rumi—has-collected-and-translated-ninety-new-poems,-most-of-them-never-published-before-in-any-form.-The-“bridge”-in-the-title-is-a-reference-to-the-Khajou-Bridge-in-Isphahan,-Iran,-which-Barks-visited-with-Robert-Bly-in-May-of-2006—a-trip-that-in-many-ways-prompted-this-book.-The-“soul-bridge”-also-suggests-Rumi-himself,-who-crosses-cultures-and-religions-and-brings-us-all-together-to-listen-to-his-words,-regardless-of-origin-or-creed.-Open-this-book-and-let-Rumi’s-poetry-carry-you-into-the-interior-silence-and-joy-of-the-spirit,-the-place-that-unites-conscious-knowing-with-a-deeper,-more-soulful-understanding.

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