Rumi

Category: Book
By (author): Rumi, Jalal Al-Din
By (author): Washington, Peter
Series: Everyman's Library Pocket Poets
Subject:  POETRY / Ancient & Classical
  POETRY / General
  POETRY / Single Author / General
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Published: June 2006
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.50in x 4.37in x 0.50in
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From The Publisher*The poetry of the medieval Persian sage Rumi combines lyrical beauty with spiritual profundity, a sense of rapture, and acute awareness of human suffering in ways that speak directly to contemporary audiences.

Trained in Sufism-a mystic tradition within Islam-Rumi founded the Sufi order known to us as the Whirling Dervishes, who use dance and music as part of their spiritual devotion. Many of Rumi's poems speak of a yearning for ecstatic union with the divine Beloved. But his images bring the sacred and the earthy together in startling ways, describing divine love in vividly human terms.

This volume draws on a wide variety of translations-from the early twentieth century to the present-of Rumi's deeply moving, sensually vibrant poetry.
From The Publisher*The poetry of the medieval Persian sage Rumi combines lyrical beauty with spiritual "profundity," a sense of "rapture," and acute awareness of human suffering in ways that speak directly to contemporary audiences. Many of Rumi’s poems speak of a yearning for ecstatic union with the divine Beloved. But his images bring the sacred and the earthy together in startling "ways," describing divine love in vividly human terms. This volume draws on a wide variety of "translations," from the early 20th century to the present.