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Think of who created thought! Is that good or bad? Barks is, himself, a poet and his translations are more like co,eman. Whoever walks into the fire appears suddenly in the stream.

The Essential Rumi by Coleman Barks

Who says words with my mouth? Return to Book Page. My soul is from elsewhere, I’m sure thr that, and I intend to end up there. Cileman this period, Rumi also travelled to Damascus and is said to have spent four years there. Rumi’s love for, and his bereavement at the death of, Shams found their expression in an outpouring of lyric poems, Divan-e Shams-e Tabrizi. Preview — The Essential Rumi by Rumi.


I never know what I’m going to say. Sep 20, Sarah Canavan rated it it was amazing.

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Again, a translator brought the text alive for me. Be grateful for whoever come “The Guest House” This being human is a guest house. If I could taste one sip of an answer, I could break out of this prison for drunks. I wanted to savor it like fine wine. He is one of the most revered Muslim poets, and with good reason.

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The Essential Rumi Revised

Coleman Barks, a premiere Rumi translator, was among the poets interviewed I am Persian and so was he, although the comparison stops there. Good parts and bad parts. I was a bit challenged by the homoerotic content of that Calamus poems, but I handled it fine.

His soul also longs to return to its origin. This drunkenness began in some other tavern. Confessions of an Unrepentant Exile.

It is comforting, brings peace to my soul and has constant great, practical advice for life’s ups and downs. Even with Barks’ filter, the thesis is still Rumi’s. Your enemies love the dark.


Currently, I am ruminantly ruminating Rumi’s ruminative ruminations in the loo. Rumi is arguably the greatest poet of all time, even in translation; his Mathnawi, is considered the Persian Koran. See all 10 questions about The Essential Rumi….

Of course, conversation about the deal didn’t end when the negotiators stepped away from the table. Coleman Barks’ translations are exquisite. And you ca one of my Goodfriends “Friends” has rated this book 2 stars and explains this by saying he thinks the translator has taken huge liberties with the original, Rumi, that is.

A head has one use: I will concentrate on a problem or eswential situation, then open the book randomly to a page and start reading; something in the poem that I selected will have some relevance to the thought at hand.