This Longing: Poetry, Teaching, Stories, and Letters of Rumi

This Longing This Longing Shambhala Publications

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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