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Rumi

Voice of Longing
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Brings to life nearly 100 of the Sufi poet's most memorable quatrains.
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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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Contents Audio Download (2 hours, 30 minutes)
Filetypes MP3, PDF, ZIP
Product Code AW00492W
ISBN Number 978-1-60407-288-4
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Coleman Barks

About 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 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.

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Reviewed by Silvia L.
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Every time i listen to Rumi thee self still wonders about its speechless beauty spoken by a exquisite voice ears to heart

It resonates

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Reviewed by AER
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I love this recitation of Rumi's sacred poetry, and have listened to it countless times. Hearing Coleman Bark's speak the thoughts, with Robert Bly contributing, made the poems come alive for me and I understood them so much more than when I just read them. The accompanying music, drumming, and vocals are amazing and haunting. I have some of Bark's other recordings of Rumi's poetry as well.

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Reviewed by Lesley R.
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Thoroughly enjoyed. The combination of music and Barks voice are wonderful.

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Why is the music Indian? Rumi was Persian.

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Reviewed by J. J.
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I'm 62 & 1/2 and love it! I love to shake my booty to the beats. AweSome!

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