"Rumi has, to the recent amazement of many people in the Western culture as well as the Islamic culture, been able to speak directly to contemporary readers. One of the greatest pieces of good luck that has happened recently in American poetry is Coleman Barks's agreement to translate poem after poem of Rumi. Rumi, like Kabir, is able to contain and continue intricate theological arguments and at the same time speak directly from the heart or to the heart. Coleman's exquisite sensitivity to the flavor and turns of ordinary American speech has produced marvelous lines, full of flavor and Sufi humor, as well as the intimacy that is carried inside American speech at its best."
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Persian
Rumi has always touched my heart and I love listening to Coleman Barks read him aloud so I decided to purchase this book . Read morePublished 12 days ago by sabrina
Looks and reads more like a children's book than I expected.Published 1 month ago by J. M. Hoffmann
Probably about the #20 best book ever created. Everyone needs to read this in their lives. This is now my standard present for a 50th birthday for family members--it is THAT... Read morePublished 1 month ago by J. Myers
BEAUTIFUL. You won't be disappointed. This book is perfect in every way; words, illustrations, physical quality. It would make a cherished gift for any Rumi devotee. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Consumer
Not what i expected in the art work which actually makes it more interesting.Published 5 months ago by J. White