Rumi: The Book of Love: Poems of Ecstasy and Longing
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'.
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Review: The Book of Love: Poems of Ecstasy and LongingUser Review - Ele-Reet - Goodreads
I do love Rum'is poetry, but I was heavily disturbed by the fact that in the comments and chapter openings translator talked about himself...Well I know about Layla's and Majnun love story, but when I ... Read full review
Review: The Book of Love: Poems of Ecstasy and LongingUser Review - Pinar - Goodreads
roar.. lion of the heart! Read full review
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Die Before You Die
Lord of the Heart
A Note on Translation