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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...

Rumi

Voice of Longing

Coleman Barks

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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.

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CD:
Contents 2 CDs (2 hours, 30 minutes)
Date Published April 01, 2002
ISBN-10 1-56455-832-0
ISBN-13 978-1-56455-832-9
Dimensions 5 3/4 x 5 inches
Product Codes 0492d, w492d, aw00492d
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Contents 1 Audio Download (2 hours, 30 minutes)
Date Published April 01, 2002
ISBN-10 1-60407-288-1
ISBN-13 978-1-60407-288-4
Product Codes 0492w, w492w, aw00492w

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Customer Reviews

By Lesley R
Date Added: Thursday 14 February 2013
Thoroughly enjoyed. The combination of music and Barks voice are wonderful.
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By J. Johnson
Date Added: Sunday 9 December 2012
I'm 62 & 1/2 and love it! I love to shake my booty to the beats. AweSome! 🎶👵🎶💃🎶
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By George
Date Added: Tuesday 22 March 2011
This recording captures Coleman Barks during one of his most inspired phases. Coleman embodies the spirit of Rumi like no other! The music creates a wonderful backdrop to the reading.
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By Susan Eichner
Date Added: Monday 15 August 2011
Background music terribly distracting.
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