"If Rumi is the most-read poet in America today, Coleman Barks is in good part responsible. His ear for the truly divine madness in Rumi's poetry is truly remarkable." -- Huston Smith, author of The World's Religions
"Perhaps the world's greatest spiritual poet--the gold of Rumipours down through Coleman's words. The words leap off thepage and dance!" -- -- Jack Kornfield, author of A Path with Heart
"Perhaps the world's greatest spiritual poet--the gold of Rumi pours down through Coleman's words. The words leap off the page and dance!" -- Jack Kornfield, author of A Path with Heart
"The Essential Rumi is a rare and precious book that will stir the hearts of Rumi devotees and win many new converts." -- Body Mind Spirit
The best-selling Rumi book ever is now better than ever! This revised and expanded edition of the comprehensive one-volume edition of America′s most popular poet includes a new introduction by Coleman Barks, and 57 new poems never published before.
The ecstatic, spiritual poetry of Rumi is more popular than ever, and The Essential Rumi continues to be far and away the top-selling title of all Rumi books. With the addition of many new poems and a new introduction, The Essential Rumi is now clearly the definitive, and most delightful selection of Rumi′s poetry.See all Editorial Reviews
I like Rumi, but the reading is a bit hard for me anyway.
Get it, you have to sift through the entire book for it's wisdom
"The Essential Rumi" is Coleman Barks’ selective translation from Rumi’s works, because “Rumi’s creativity was a continuous fountaining from beyond forms and the mind”... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Andreea
Such beautiful poems. I cannot attest to its authenticity as I have not read Rumi extensively. I just think all of these poems are honest and a nice way to spend a few moments with... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Clara Engelmann
This is a beautiful translation of some of Rumi's work but I got a far better understanding of what Sufism is from a book entitled "Embattled Saints" about a real Sufi... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Bookworm