Just Being Here
Rumi and Human Friendship

Coleman recites ten Rumi poems and five of his own, accompanied by cellist 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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Very unique and beautiful! Review by Jackie

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The soulful, beautiful cello of Grammy winner David Darling is a wonderful accompaniment to the reading of Rumi poetry by Coleman Barks, with his beautiful voice. (Posted on December 8, 2015)

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Review for Just Being Here Review by Tara B

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Oh so soulful and alive and real. I love it. Thank you Sounds True for going in this direction. (Posted on July 14, 2014)

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Review for Just Being Here Review by Peggy B

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The package arrived quickly and the CDs are really
amazing! I so appreciate being able to listen to the poetry at my own pace i.e. one at a time. It soaks in like a wonderful bubble-bath. (Posted on June 14, 2014)

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Review for Just Being Here Review by Bonita M

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I love it. (Posted on April 7, 2014)

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Review for Just Being Here Review by Patti Cruickshank-Schott

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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... (Posted on December 29, 2013)

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Review for Just Being Here Review by Kendal Kendrick

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Love it!! I really hope they collaborate for another recording just like this one! (Posted on September 24, 2012)

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Review for Just Being Here Review by catnorth

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I loved Coleman's poem about a moment with his grand daughter, his lyrical voice is soothing. (Posted on June 17, 2012)

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Review for Just Being Here Review by Haleh ,crazy fan of Molana

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I listened this ,so nice and encouraging but guys this is just very little parts of unlimited beauty and greatness of Molana which you call Rumi ,the original Persian poets are incredible and unexplainable,in every part of it,whether he loved Shams or God.
his love to Shams,Shams said about Molana that he is the only one who can believe and understand his thoughts ,I think this is more than friendship that we use, this love between them is very holy and unique ,if you read the biology of them and read Divan E Sham of Molana in Persian ,you will understand what I am saying (Posted on June 16, 2012)

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Review for Just Being Here Review by Sabrina Mutterer

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Poor sound quality and David Darling is reading in a monotonous, uninspired voice, which doesn't do Rumi any justice. (Posted on March 11, 2012)

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Review for Just Being Here Review by Catharine Mains

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While I love the concept and appreciate the gifts from both beings, I would prefer longer musical interludes between the poems, so that their depth might resonate more profoundly. (Posted on February 9, 2012)

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Audio Download

Contents Audio download (2 hours, 39 minutes)
Filetypes FLAC, MP3, PDF, ZIP
Date Published October 01, 2011
ISBN-10 1-60407-648-8
ISBN-13 978-1-60407-648-6
Product Code AW02123W