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We’ve been having some unusual weather recently. From a period of unseasonably chilly weather, all of a sudden days of 70-plus-degree weather came and the emergence of new buds and flowers seemingly overnight. 182 more words

Poem a Day 2014: Rumi's "The Many Wines" (#14)

Rumi, the 13th century Persian poet, needs no introduction. Today’s choice, translated by Coleman Barks, is from Barks’ selection of poetry titled The Essential Rumi… 206 more words


Coleman Barks compilation

A little Coleman Barks for your afternoon….

From Doostava on YouTube.


"The New Rule" by Rumi

It’s the old rule that drunks have to argue
and get into fights.
The lover is just as bad. He falls into a hole.
But down in that hole he finds something shining, 69 more words


I want burning: voice of longing

Coleman Barks does intuitive interprative translations of Rumi into American English. His work is truly lovely.

Experience thirteenth-century mystical poet Rumi as you never have before—through the resonant, whiskey-and-syrup voice of Coleman Barks, a preeminent poet, scholar, and celebrated interpreter of Rumi’s work.

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Mental Health

Dervishes, Meditation, Metta


You have heard of the ocean of nonexistence.
Try continually to give yourself to that ocean.

Every workshop has its foundations
set on that emptiness.

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