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Rumi : Voice of Longing

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In the seven centuries since the death of Jelaluddin Rumi in 1273, the world has come to know and thrill to his sacred poetry. In concert with the tabla and sitar, his writing is part of a religious tradition that is believed to excite "spiritual heroism," embracing the holiness of love, lamentation, battle, and the longing for God.Rumi: Voice of Longing collects nearly 100 of Rumi's most memorable quatrains, presented here for the first time on two superbly remastered CD recordings. Includes musical accompaniment by Marcus Wise on tablas and David Whetstone on sitar, and a special appearance by renowned poet Robert Bly.Translated and performed by the Rumi scholar Coleman Barks, these works echo with a spiritual complexity that defies their outward simplicity. As Sufism acknowledges the truth of other religions, so does Rumi's poetry reflect universal themes: the search for the highest truth, the mystery of surrender, the longing to overcome ego imprisonment. "Rumi: Voice of Longing" captures the silence, the love, and the playfulness that make each experience with this work one of sacred wonder.show more

Product details

  • CD-Audio
  • 121.92 x 142.24 x 12.7mm | 113.4g
  • SOUNDS TRUE INC
  • Louisville, CO, United States
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged
  • 1564558320
  • 9781564558329
  • 550,604

About Coleman Barks

Coleman BarksColeman Barks is a leading scholar and translator of the 13th-century Persian mystic Jelaluddin Rumi. In addition to publishing two books of his own poetry ("The Juice" and "Gourd Seed"), Barks has published 12 volumes of translations from Rumi and others, and contributed to over 20 anthologies. The next edition of the "Norton Anthology of World Masterpieces" will include selections of his Rumi translations. He is currently a member of the English Department at the University of Georgia.show more