The Purity of Desire: 100 Poems of Rumi [NOOK Book]

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The first full-length volume of Rumi’s cherished verse by bestselling poet Daniel Ladinsky

Renowned for his poignant renderings of Hafiz’s mystical texts, Daniel Ladinsky captures the beauty, intimacy, and musicality of another of Islam’s most beloved poets and spiritual thinkers. In collaboration here with Nancy Owen Barton, and with learned insight and a delicate touch, they explore the nuances of desire—that universal emotion—in verse ...
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The Purity of Desire: 100 Poems of Rumi

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Overview

The first full-length volume of Rumi’s cherished verse by bestselling poet Daniel Ladinsky

Renowned for his poignant renderings of Hafiz’s mystical texts, Daniel Ladinsky captures the beauty, intimacy, and musicality of another of Islam’s most beloved poets and spiritual thinkers. In collaboration here with Nancy Owen Barton, and with learned insight and a delicate touch, they explore the nuances of desire—that universal emotion—in verse inspired by Rumi’s love and admiration for his companion and spiritual teacher, Shams-e Tabriz. These poems thoughtfully capture the compelling wisdom of one of Islam’s most revered artistic and religious voices and one of the most widely read poets in the English language.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101602973
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 11/27/2012
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 144
  • File size: 484 KB

Meet the Author

Daniel Ladinsky’s books include A Year with Hafiz, I Heard God Laughing, The Subject Tonight Is Love, and The Gift, as well as a collection of translations of poems by twelve mystics and saints, Love Poems from God. He lives in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.



Nancy Owen Barton is a literary agent, educator, and movement therapist. She has collaborated with Ladinsky since the publication of his first Hafiz volume in 1996.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2014

    My Poem

    She glows with insanity,
    her mind reels with stubborness.
    For her husband wants to "go to bed with her"
    his wife refuses,
    But he is famous for raping,
    So Martha is the wisest.
    Feel free to leave comments (good or bad)!!!
    ~Daine

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