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Rumi: Swallowing the Sun
     

Rumi: Swallowing the Sun

by Rumi
 

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ISBN-10: 1851685359

ISBN-13: 2901851685355

Pub. Date: 09/25/2007

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

Timeless and eternal, the poetry of Jalal al-Din Rumi is loved the world over, making him the best selling poet from America to Tajikistan. In this beautifully presented volume of new translations, Franklin D. Lewis draws from the great breadth of his work, in all its varied aspects and voices. Working directly from the original Persian, Lewis brings to this

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Timeless and eternal, the poetry of Jalal al-Din Rumi is loved the world over, making him the best selling poet from America to Tajikistan. In this beautifully presented volume of new translations, Franklin D. Lewis draws from the great breadth of his work, in all its varied aspects and voices. Working directly from the original Persian, Lewis brings to this translation not only the latest scholarship in Persian and English, but a deftness and lightness of touch that allows for a profound sensitivity to Rumi’s mystical and philosophical background.

Complete with a detailed introduction and notes, this is a perceptive, insightful, and deeply moving collection that will prove inspirational to both keen followers of Rumi’s work and readers discovering the great poet for the first time.

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ISBN-13:
2901851685355
Publisher:
Oneworld Publications
Publication date:
09/25/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vii

Introduction ix

Poems

Orisons to the Sun: Poems of Praise and Invocation 1

Poems of Faith and Observance 9

Poems on Poetry and Music 29

Poems of Silence 41

Poems of Loss and Confusion 55

Poems from Disciple to Master 65

Poems from Master to Disciple 75

Poems from Master to Master 87

Poems of Dreams and Visions 99

Poems about the Religion of Love: Ways of Reason, Modes of Love 113

Poems Celebrating Union 129

Poems of Death and Beyond 143

Poems about Birthing the Soul 151

Notes on the Poems 167

Index of First Lines 201

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