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The Drop That Became the Sea: Lyric Poems Paperback – September 12, 1999


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Shambhala; F First Edition Used edition (September 12, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 093966030X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0939660308
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.2 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,192,368 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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     "The songs that sing to us from these pages are fresh and simpleand as deep as the Sea itself. What better to say of a book than it came when it was needed." —Impressions

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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Turkish

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Yasmin Mansoor on September 17, 2005
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This was such a gem to discover that I felt the need to add to the only 2 reviews included so far. If you like Rumi and other such poets, I think you will equally adore this book despite their having very different styles. The best way to give you a quick sense of Yunus is that when Rumi asked him what he thought of Rumi's 6-book masterpiece, the Mathnawi, he simply said "It's a little long. I would have written it differently." "Oh, how so?" Rumi asked. "I would have written: I came from eternity, clothed myself with skin and bones and called myself 'Yunus'." What I love about these priceless treasures is that you get more and more from them each time you read them so the power and delight are literally endless - my ideal type of book.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By M. J. Smith VINE VOICE on March 6, 1998
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Generally when we think of Sufi and Hindu devotional poetry a small set of names come to mind - Attar, Rumi, Kabir, Mirabai ...; Yunus Emre is certainly not among those names although he deserves to be. He composed in a Turkic language, a language family noted for its love of language, its wordplay and doubling. This is poetry of the highest quality with a down to earth touch resonating with divine love imagery. A must read for anyone interested in religious poetry, bhakti poetry or Sufism.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Ivan M. Granger from the Poetry Chaikhana on March 4, 2008
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I found this book by accident. I had read a single poem by Yunus Emre and, transfixed, I blindly ordered this book of translations by Helminski and Algan. This "sea" is beautiful and deep. His poetry expresses a deep personal mysticism and humanism and love for God. If you like Rumi, do yourself a favor and read this too.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Barbara Lichtenstein on July 3, 2007
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I keep this little gem by my bed to have handy. Every poem is exquisite and enticing to read over and over again.
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