The Essential Rumi - reissue: New Expanded Edition (Google eBook)

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HarperCollins, Sep 14, 2010 - Poetry - 416 pages
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The best-selling Rumi book ever is now better than ever! This revised and expanded edition of the comprehensive one-volume edition of America's most popular poet includes a new introduction by Coleman Barks, and 57 new poems never published before.

The ecstatic, spiritual poetry of Rumi is more popular than ever, and The Essential Rumi continues to be far and away the top-selling title of all Rumi books. With the addition of many new poems and a new introduction, The Essential Rumi is now clearly the definitive, and most delightful selection of Rumi's poetry.

  

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User Review  - HippieLunatic - LibraryThing

This is a wonderful collection of Rumi's writing, along with some small bits of insights from Barks regarding history and Rumi's life. There are some spectacular pieces within this collection, which ... Read full review

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User Review  - co_coyote - LibraryThing

Passionate, ecstatic poems from the 13th century Sufi poet, Jelaluddin Rumi. Coleman Barks gets these translations just exactly right. If you are going to take a book of poems to a desert island, take ... Read full review

Contents

We have a huge barrel of wine 2 A Community of the Spirit
3
I Have Five Things to
9
on bewilderment 9 I Have Five Things to Say 9 Acts
16
Enough Words? 20 This World Which Is Made of Our Love
26
of Friendship 84 The Vigil Two Friends 8j The Servant
92
In Between Stories 95 The Question 97 The Music 98 I saw
99
Granite and Wineglass 103 Buoyancy 104 Music Master
105
on the pickaxe no Who Makes These Changes? 110
116
More Teaching Stories
173
The Far Mosque
186
The Three Fish 194 Send the Chaperones
199
In Cairo
216
on the frame 22j The King and the Handmaiden and
233
Communal Practice
246
on secrecy 253 A WishedFor Song 253 A Basket
260
A Grape 3 01 Basra Dates 301 Lies from Each Other
302

on flirtation 118 Omar and the Old Poet 118 An Egypt
123
Ayaz and the Kings Pearl 126 Put This
130
I Have Such a Teacher
132
Your Reasonable Father
145
on howling 15j Love Dogs 15j Cry Out in Your
160
Shuttles 308 LimbShadows 309 Drum 310
319
The Kings LeadCamel 330 A Dying Dog 333 Prose Preface
343
A Note on These Translations and a Few Recipes 3 63
363
Index of Titles and First Lines
379
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Coleman Barksis a renowned poet and the bestselling author of The Essential Rumi, The Soul of Rumi, Rumi: The Book of Love, and The Drowned Book. He was prominently featured in both of Bill Moyers's PBS television series on poetry, The Language of Life and Fooling with Words. He taught English and poetry at the University of Georgia for thirty years, and he now focuses on writing, readings, and performances. This book is the culmination of over thirty years of Barks's work on Rumi's seminal classic.

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