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Coleman Barks

Coleman 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...

David Darling

"Maverick cellist” is the phrase most often assigned to Grammy-nominated artist David Darling, but it hardly captures the richness, diversity, breadth, and sense of humor of a man who literally redefines the way the cello is played and the way music is taught. His prolific...

Just Being Here

Rumi and Human Friendship

Coleman Barks

David Darling

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“What I had thought of before as God, I met today in a human being.”

Those were the words of the Persian mystic poet Rumi upon meeting the wild dervish Shams Tabriz. And out of their friendship bloomed many of Jelaluddin Rumi’s most inspired verses. On Just Being Here, the acclaimed poet Coleman Barks joins master cellist David Darling in a celebration of friendship—some of Rumi’s most memorable poems on the subject and five of Coleman’s own—illuminated within the interplay of Coleman’s inspired readings and David’s music. Listen in and let them widen and deepen your senses, like a fresh breeze that invites you to breathe freely and surrender to love in all of its changing guises.

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CD:
Contents 3 CDs (2 hours, 39 minutes)
Date Published October 01, 2011
ISBN-13 978-1-60407-564-9
Dimensions 5 x 5 3/4 inches
Product Codes 2123d, w2123d, aw02123d
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Contents Audio download (2 hours, 39 minutes)
Date Published October 01, 2011
ISBN-10 1-60407-648-8
ISBN-13 978-1-60407-648-6
Product Codes 2123w, w2123w, aw02123w

Customer Reviews

By Bonita M
Date Added: Monday 7 April 2014
I love it.
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By Patti Cruickshank-Schott
Date Added: Sunday 29 December 2013
I am so very grateful to still be able to hear Coleman Barks' wonderful voice and words…

I heard him first over 10 years ago performing at UNC Chapel Hill and I was immediately transfixed… and have enjoyed every performance I have been lucky enough to attend. His meditations on Rumi have sustained me lifted me up innumerable times...
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By Kendal Kendrick
Date Added: Tuesday 25 September 2012
Love it!! I really hope they collaborate for another recording just like this one!
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By catnorth
Date Added: Sunday 17 June 2012
I loved Coleman's poem about a moment with his grand daughter, his lyrical voice is soothing.
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