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I only have myself to blame for this one. Because the soul has been so afflicted so that it might become strong, and I am thankful for each moment. If I could taste one sip of an answer, I could break out of this prison for drunks. Don’t go back to sleep. And that’s the very beginning of how I feel about Rumi, that’s the essetnial beginning of what he has done for me.

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Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows, who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture, still, treat each guest honorably. People are going back and forth across the doorsill where the two worlds touch. Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond. Christians might express the desire for union as atonement–hoping to be restored to God’s favor after having sinned–but Rumi craves union the way a man who has had a sip of water desires the glass, and then the pitcher, and then the deep cool well.

I do not have a name for what I give away. Those who love the water of pleasure and make it their devotion are cheated with this reversal. I think it is the only way to go with translating poetry.

The Essential Rumi by Coleman Barks

Good parts and bad parts. Then death comes like dawn, and you wake up laughing at what you thought was your grief. Feb 26, Terri rated it it was amazing Recommends essenrial for: No trivia or quizzes yet.

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An Egypt That Doesn’t Exist: His poetry speaks to everyone, irrespective of all external layers. Maria Espadinha JV wrote: Accidental, done with mirrors.

May 23, Yelda Basar Moers rated it it was amazing Shelves: It’s hard to believe these works were written centuries upon centuries ago. However there were uninteresting parts as well and I skipped a few long poems along the way.

He is above and beyond all of this — he is a constellation unto himself. For years I gave away sexual love with my eyes.

The Essential Rumi Revised

And yet somehow the reverse effect is also true, in which the entirety of the mystic and divine collected in these pages is reflected in every word. Rumi is arguably the greatest poet of all time, even in translation; his Mathnawi, is considered the Persian Koran. I first fell in love with this quattrain: I learn something new every time I open this book.

Sep 20, Sarah Canavan rated it it was amazing. His soul also longs to return to its origin. Barks to get his permission to use some of his quotations on my own Rumi book on Amazonhe gave me full support in a personal email. If the body is a donkey, God is the King or the Caliph, the Friend or Beloved to whom the lover must ascend to unite with Him, the flame through which the Sufi is cooked like a clay pot and so on. Aug 07, Steve rated it really liked it.

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The translator must essentially make a new poem in the new language for it to work.

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Think of who created thought! And thankfully there is no rhyme, the one characteristic of poetry, that really puts me off. Who looks out with my eyes? The mind, for learning what men have done and tried colemab do. Because then there is this other bit that I love: The Essential Rumi Revised.

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By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. The translations of these poems is fairly astounding, because I think that they are done coleeman a way that is not at all literal, but somehow maintains the essence of the beauty of Rumi’s devotion and longing. Your boundaries are your quest. If you ever decide to read anything of Rumi’s, I suggest you toss aside any other translator if you really want to feel the full impact of his majestic poetry.

Feb 24, Jamie clare rated it it was amazing. Oct 15, Monty Python rated it did not like it. He seemed to have something that I’ve always wanted: Somehow each gives the appearance of the other.