The Soul of Rumi: A New Collection of Ecstatic Poems

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Inside-A-Lover’s-Heart-There’s-Another-World,-And-Yet-Another-Rumi’s-masterpieces-have-inspired-countless-people-throughout-the-centuries,-and-Coleman-Barks’s-exquisite-renderings-of-the-thirteenth-century-Persian-mystic-are-widely-considered-the-definitive-versions-for-our-time.-Barks’s-translations-capture-the-inward-exploration-and-intensity-that-characterize-Rumi’s-poetry,

Inside-A-Lover’s-Heart-There’s-Another-World,-And-Yet-Another-Rumi’s-masterpieces-have-inspired-countless-people-throughout-the-centuries,-and-Coleman-Barks’s-exquisite-renderings-of-the-thirteenth-century-Persian-mystic-are-widely-considered-the-definitive-versions-for-our-time.-Barks’s-translations-capture-the-inward-exploration-and-intensity-that-characterize-Rumi’s-poetry,-making-this-unique-voice-of-mysticism-and-desire-contemporary-while-remaining-true-to-the-original-poems.-In-this-volume-readers-will-encounter-the-essence-of-Sufism’s-insights-into-the-experience-of-divine-love,-wisdom,-and-the-nature-of-both-humanity-and-God.-While-Barks’s-stamp-on-this-collection-is-clear,-it-is-Rumi’s-voice-that-leaps-off-these-pages-with-a-rapturous-power-that-leaves-readers-breathless.-These-poems-express-our-deepest-yearning-for-the-transcendent-connection-with-the-source-of-the-there-are-passionate-outbursts-about-the-torment-of-longing-for-the-beloved-and-the-sweet-delight-that-comes-from-union;-stories-of-sexual-adventures-and-of-loss;-poems-of-love-and-fury,-sadness-and-joy;-and-quiet-truths-about-the-beauty-and-variety-of-human-emotion.-For-Rumi,-soul-and-body-and-emotion-are-not-separate-but-are-rather-part-of-the-great-mystery-of-mortal-life,-a-riddle-whose-solution-is-love.-Above-all-else,-Rumi’s-poetry-exposes-us-to-the-delight-that-comes-from-being-fully-alive,-urging-us-always-to-put-aside-our-fears-and-take-the-risk-of-discovering-our-core-No-one-knows-what-makes-the-soul-wake-up-so-happy!-Maybe-a-dawn-breeze-has-blown-the-veil-from-the-face-of-God.-These-fresh,-original-translations-magnificently-convey-Rumi’s-insights-into-the-human-heart-and-its-longings-with-his-signature-passion-and-daring,-focusing-on-the-ecstatic-experience-of-the-inseparability-of-human-and-divine-love.-The-match-between-Rumi’s-sublime-poetry-and-Coleman-Barks’s-poetic-art-are-unequaled,-and-here-this-artistic-union-is-raised-to-new-heights.

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