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Say Yes Quickly

Below is one of my favorite poems by Mevlâna Jalâluddîn Rumi. This one is a translation by the American poet, Coleman Barks.There is an interview with Coleman  362 more words

Soul

Joy Says Good Morning

I have been reading and rereading all the poems in Rumi: the Book of Love, this week looking for this idea. For some reason, I read back to front. 390 more words

Books

"This Drunkenness Began in Some Other Tavern" Coleman Barks

I heard an interview with Coleman Barks this week, recorded not long after he’d suffered from a serious stroke. Barks’ interpretations’ of Rumi’s verses have brought him much fame and acclaim, but also not a little criticism in academia where some consider his work misrepresents Rumi’s original texts. 148 more words