Rumi collects nearly 100 quatrains by ancient Persia's great mystical poet, Jelaluddin Rumi. Translated & performed by the eminent Rumi scholar, Coleman Barks, these works are part of a tradition that is believed to excite "spiritual heroism." He shares Rumi's sacred writing to explore themes such as the search for a higher truth, the mystery of surrender, overcoming ego imprisonment & more
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About the Author
Coleman Barks is one of the most popular translators of Rumi in the English language. He was a featured poet on Bill Moyers' public television special "Love's Confusing Joy" and has performed in many major stage productions of Sufi poetry, music, and dance. In collaboration with Persian linguist John Moyne, Coleman Barks has translated and published more than 15 collections of ecstatic Sufi poetry, including THE ILLUMINATED RUMI and THE ESSENTIAL RUMI.