Rumi: The Book of Love: Poems of Ecstasy and Longing

Rumi: The Book of Love: Poems of Ecstasy and Longing

by Rumi
     
 

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Now in paperback, this is the definitive collection of America's bestselling poet Rumi's finest poems of love and lovers. In Coleman Barks' delightful and wise renderings, these poems will open your heart and soul to the lover inside and out.

′There are lovers content with longing.

I'm not one of them.′

Rumi is best known for his poems

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Now in paperback, this is the definitive collection of America's bestselling poet Rumi's finest poems of love and lovers. In Coleman Barks' delightful and wise renderings, these poems will open your heart and soul to the lover inside and out.

′There are lovers content with longing.

I'm not one of them.′

Rumi is best known for his poems expressing the ecstasies and mysteries of love of all kinds - erotic, divine, friendship -and Coleman Barks collects here the best of those poems, ranging from the 'wholeness' one experiences with a true lover, to the grief of a lover's loss, and all the states in between: from the madness of sudden love to the shifting of a romance to deep friendship - these poems cover all 'the magnificent regions of the heart′.

Editorial Reviews

Roger Housden
“Another perfect gem from the master translator of Rumi’s poetry.”
Robert Bly
“It’s a mystery how heart can come into apparently simple English.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060750503
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
01/18/2005
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
271,106
Product dimensions:
5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.60(d)

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Roger Housden
“Another perfect gem from the master translator of Rumi’s poetry.”
Robert Bly
“It’s a mystery how heart can come into apparently simple English.”

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