The Sufi mystic and poet Jalaluddin Rumi is most beloved for his poems expressing the ecstasies and mysteries of love in all its formsaerotic, platonic, divineaand 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 qwholenessq 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 qthe magnificent regions of the heart, q 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.Perfect for Valentinea#39;s Day, a lavish collection of poems from the highly regarded Sufi mystic celebrates the joy and wonder of love.
|Title||:||Rumi: The Book of Love|
|Publisher||:||Harper Collins - 2003-01-07|