Jelauddin Rumi

Coleman Barks and John Moyne, translators

Shambhala, 2000 

This volume of Rumi's poems is from his Mathnawi, the six volumes of poetry which he wrote in the last tweleve years of his life, translated by Coleman Barks, his highly regarded prolific translator.  In his introduction, Coleman includes stories about Rumi's llfe. Once again, the poet beautifully explores our compelling longing for the divine love and God's yearning for us. The selections from the Mathnawi feature animals in many of the poems. The poems are followed by several correspondence to business people, friends, and family.  Those who pleasure in the divine life-force in all living creatures, and espcially as Rumi savors it, will want to have this book of his too,

 

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Annemarie Schimmel

Shambhala Publications, 2001

Schimmel, internationally renowned Sufism scholar and Harvard professor emerita, takes the reader on a journey of Rumi's life and his spiritual path along with knowledgeable perspective on his poetry.

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Jalaluddin Rumi (1207-1273) is a Persian poet from what is now Afghanistan and Tajikstan. Rumi's name, by which he is known in the West, is indicative of the place where he mostly lived. His father, Bahā ud-Dīn Walad, an Islamic scholar and jurist--also a mystic--settled his family in south central Turkey. Later, after Rumi's mother's death and his father's remarriage, the family moved to Anatolia.

 Coleman Barks

HarperOne, 2006  

A book of a year's poetry by the most popular poet in America, the 13th century Sufi mystic, Jelauddin Rumi. Barks, his best-known translator and editor, offers a wide selection of favorites for daily inspiration.

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Jelaluddin Rumi

Translated by Kabir Helminski

Shambhala Publications, 2000

Sufi poet Rumi speaks of the many aspects of spiritual love in this collection of poems which celebrate, ponder, and lament its mystery.  Helminski's biographical introduction explains the unique spiritual relationship between Rumi and Shams Tabriz and the meaning of the "Beloved' so often referred to in the poems. This small volume conveys the intensity of the sacred divine love that enveloped their legeddary and mysterious friendship.  

 

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Jelaluddin Rumi

Coleman Barks, translator

HarperOne, 2010

This is the complete lyric poem by Rumi, bestselling poet in the United States today, although he was a Sufi mystic who lived 800 years ago.