Rumi The Book Of Love: Poems Of Ecstasy And Longing

Rumi The Book Of Love: Poems Of Ecstasy And Longing Author Coleman Barks
ISBN-10 0060750502
ISBN-13 9780060750503
Year 2005-01-31
Pages 206
Language English
Publisher HarperCollins
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The Sufi mystic and poet Jalaluddin Rumi is most beloved for his poems expressing the ecstasies and mysteries of love in all its formserotic platonic divineand Coleman Barks presents the best of them in this delightful and inspiring collection Rendered with freshness intensity and beauty as Barks alone can do these startling and rich poems range from the wholeness one experiences with a true lover to the grief of a lover s loss and all the states in between from the madness of sudden love to the shifting of a romance to deep friendship to the immersion in divine love Rumi the ultimate poet of love explores all the magnificent regions of the heart and he opens you to the lover within Coleman Barks has made this medieval Persian born present day Afghanistan poetic and spiritual genius the most popular poet in America today This seductive volume reveals Rumi s charms and depths more than any other