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Rumi: Voice of Longing Audio CD – Audiobook, Unabridged
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Disc One: 1. Birdsong brings relief 2. This is how I would die 3. Soul of the world 4. Again, the violet bows to the lily 5. Intricate sounds, not words, I catch 6. You said, "Who's at the door?" 7. The soul must suffer secrets 8. I saw grief drinking a cup of sorrow 9. In this river the soul is a waterwheel.
Disc Two: A sufi was wandering the world 2. Love comes with a knife, not some shy question 3. Someone may be clairvoyant, able to see 4. Last night my teacher told me the lesson of poverty 5. On Resurrection Day your body testifies against you 6. Someone says, sanai is dead 7. Those full of fear are not really on the way 8. We tremble, thinking we're about to dissolve 9. Before Muhammed appeared in physical form 10. I, you, he, she, we 11. There is no prison so dark and small 12. Moses heard a shepherd on the road praying.
The combination of devotional playing and the deep voice of Barks create a type of spiritual ambience that is more earthy than ethereal. I find the sound most relaxing and enjoyable, a fitting vehicle for the inspiring words of Rumi.
Total running time for Disc 1 is 70:08 and for Disc 2, 77:33.
If you don't have time for this book, let it bleed.
all in all, pretty good.
After some seconds of listening to sitar and a percussion instrument, I heard what sounded like a "good ol' boy" reciting Rumi. I almost busted my gut! It took me awhile to stop giggling, but I listened to the whole sample and decided that it actually works for me. I grew up in Minneapolis and so I stereotype American scholars as either having an urban Midwestern accent, or an Eastern Seaboard accent. Shame on me! I'm eventually going to buy this recording to go along with the book by Coleman Barks that I own. Hats off to Coleman Barks for helping to popularize Rumi in America!
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I like listening to the poetry with the Indian tabla-sitar music in the background while driving. Even the deep metaphysical poetic dirges work while making hard turns. Read morePublished 1 hour ago by Amazon Customer
The music accompaniment is magical, layered with Coleman Barks intuitive and spiritually imbued poetry. Read morePublished 10 months ago by RV
I didn't think that anything could make the words of Rumi even more beautiful, but Coleman Barks has the most wonderful, sonorous voice to read the poet he has studied so... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Satipatipatti
Powerful and moving recording by Coleman Barks, of this mystic soul's poetry. Sit quietly and take it all in. Read morePublished 15 months ago by lucasan
Poems of a 13th century Sufi poet. Coleman Barks has the perfect voice for reading these amazing poems.Published 20 months ago by Jilly VonDee
This is a great book. I'm always amazed with Rumi's poetry it speaks to my heart it is very prophetic even though it was written in the 13th centuryPublished on May 17, 2014 by Dr. William E. Altman
The music, voices, timing, and choice of poems, all exquisite. When the world is running you down, turn this up!Published on November 14, 2013 by joseph l dalessandro