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The Love Poems of Rumi Hardcover – January 12, 1998


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 62 pages
  • Publisher: Harmony; 1 edition (January 12, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0609602438
  • ISBN-13: 978-0609602430
  • Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 6.7 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #56,016 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Language Notes

Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Persian

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Born Jalal ad-Din Mohammad Balkhi in Persia early in the thirteenth century, the poet known as Rumi (named after the city where he lived) composed works of mysticism and desire that inspired countless people in his own time and throughout the centuries. His poems expressed the deepest longings of the human heart for its beloved, for that transcendent intimacy which is the source of the divine.

This slender, beautiful volume consists of new translations by Farsi scholar Fereydoun Kia, edited by Deepak Chopra to evoke the rich mood and music of Rumi's love poems. Exalted yearning, ravishing ecstasy, and consuming desire emerge from these poems as powerfully today as they did on their creation more than 700 years ago.

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Although I am not into poems too much, I had to read this book as it was a present from my boyfriend.
Deniz Kalafat
I plan on giving many copies of this book as gifts - possibly to introduce people to Rumi... or perhaps, to woo a certain someone.
Julie Jordan Scott
This sweet, beautiful, simply written book of poems on love, will touch any heart that is open enough to feel.
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By J. Jacquin on November 20, 1999
Format: Hardcover
Rumi can not be described as "touchy feeley love poetry", that would be offensive! Rumi speaks truths through his mind and soul in the simplest terms, uncomplicated, tangible and, above all, humanly attainable. This can not be read quickly, it must be digested slowly, carefully, gracefully and with an open soul. Anything else and the reader would be cheating themselves out of something beautiful.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 15, 1998
Format: Hardcover
When you read this book seperately from Rumi's life and thought you can think that he talks about love between men and women. But he is not talking about humanly love, he is talking about spiritual love; love to God and to things created by God. So, one must read these poems by keeping this in mind. Then s/he will begin to look at world with a different eye.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By martdj@worldnet.att.net on May 28, 1999
Format: Hardcover
Rumi's sense of divine Love as the essence of one's own being, shines resplendently through almost every poem in this collection. He seems to say that looking for life outside this sense is somewhat like to trying follow footsteps through the sand as they dissolve in the waves in front of you.
This "lover" must be seen within spiritual consciousness; must be felt in the warmth and security of the perfection of the Divine. Rumi must be interpreted metaphysically, yet speaks to the everyday experience. Drink in the spiritual wine!
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Judith E. Pavluvcik on December 12, 2000
Format: Hardcover
Chopra's selections, of some of Rumi's most passionate poems, are a delight for the heart and soul! The new translations by Farsi scholar Fereydoun Kia are very deep and moving. There is NO OTHER poet with as much passion for the heart, mind and soul as Rumi. His longings for love are our longings and desires yet his expressions will carry you away and fill you up. These favorite selections of Chopra's will seep into your heart and soul.
Share these poems with your lover, by the fire, in each other's arms, and feel the magic of Rumi weaving his spell!
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27 of 31 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 28, 2001
Format: Hardcover
This book is definitely the worst attempt at translating Rumi's work which I have ever come across. It is so bad, it is almost unbelievable. The original Persian poems are edited and twisted to the point of being unrecognisable. Whole lines and segments are left out and only the most obvious (and far too often sugary) choice of words is used for the translation, completely ignoring and/or avoiding the multiple meanings implied in Rumi's original texts. The only good thing that can be said about this book is that it might introduce Rumi to new readers. Best avoid this straight away (try Coleman Barks). Oh yes, and the book has a nice cover!!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Edward H. Carroll on December 23, 2005
Format: Hardcover
Jalal al-Din Mohammad Balkhi (more popularly known as `Rumi') is a well known 13th century Sufi poet and theologian. I have come across his work several times in that past, but I never read more than a few passages. This is the first time I have sat down and read a collection of his work `cover to cover,' and I deeply enjoyed it. Rumi's poems are deeply spiritual and penetrate perfectly into the human condition of love and the tides of overwhelming emotions that run with it. I would highly recommend this book to anyone and I would especially recommended it to men. There are some really romantic and spiritual poems in here that I think would make a nice impression on a `special' woman in your life.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Julie Jordan Scott on April 4, 2005
Format: Hardcover
Wow. I sat reading this elegantly slim volume in my local Barnes and Noble and I am surprised I didn't float away in ecstacy. I felt completely engulfed in spiritual inspiration, I felt transfixed by a sacred sensuality - and all this while sitting in the children's section no less.

Rumi, as those of us who adore his work know, is a one-of-a-kind.

Deepak Chopra is another one-of-a-kind.

Bring the energy of these two beings, separated by centuries, and you have a winner on so many planes. I plan on giving many copies of this book as gifts - possibly to introduce people to Rumi... or perhaps, to woo a certain someone.

Ahhhh, yes. This is GOOD stuff...........
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 19, 1998
Format: Hardcover
Fereydoun Kia's translation of these beautiful poems elicits the very essence of the divinity of love. The intimacy and passion displayed should kindle the warmth of a knowing blush from lover and beloved alike. Enlightened, inspired, Divine!
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