I Want Burning
The Ecstatic World of Rumi, Hafiz, and Lalla

A fiery journey to Sufism’s golden age of spiritual expression through poetry.
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Ecstatic Sufi Poetry Comes Alive

To fully experience the ecstatic poetry of the Middle and Near East, you must hear it as originally intended: stirred ablaze by inspired music and rhythms before a live audience.

On I Want Burning, Coleman Barks fuses his passionate scholarship with a deep feeling for the poetry of Rumi, Hafiz (a 14th-century Sufi mystic, called “one of the jewels in the necklace of Persian poetry”), and Lalla (an exquisite Kashmiri female poet of the 14th century). Includes more than 50 translations of this rare and moving work, accompanied by vocals, Peruvian flute, harmonium, and other instruments.

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Review for I Want Burning Review by Bonita M

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

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Review for I Want Burning Review by Jody

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Dear Mr. Barks,
The day I heard you speak at Frostburg State University many years ago, I knew nothing about Rumi. My search began on that day and I am grateful that Rumi is a living spirit for me and always will be.

You shared some of your own poetry with us that day and I hope that some day you will record your own poetry. (Posted on December 5, 2013)

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Review for I Want Burning Review by Jeff S

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This is one deeply spiritual set of poems. They tuoched my soul. (Posted on August 1, 2013)

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Review for I Want Burning Review by daniel gryte g

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This is a stunning and mystical experience ... a live evening of sacred poetry accompanied with music of the genre and background history on spiritual giants like Rumi, Attar, Lalla and the rest. I was utterly blown away by the depth and the quality of the experience delivered here.
Truly ... a labour of love. Bravo! (Posted on July 12, 2013)

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Review for I Want Burning Review by Barbara P

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Gift - haven't opened, but I've heard it before and that's why I bought it was a gift! (Posted on October 20, 2012)

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Review for I Want Burning Review by Billie S

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Yes, I was very happy with all of my orders. I love Coleman Barks and all of his translations of Rumi. (Posted on October 11, 2012)

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Review for I Want Burning Review by Janet McLeod

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Absolutely loved this CD. I play it on my early morning walks and find something new each time I listen to it. (Posted on February 4, 2012)

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Review for I Want Burning Review by Lill Van Eps

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The poems are great but the background music is too loud and is very distracting. (Posted on January 11, 2012)

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Review for I Want Burning Review by Anne Miles

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I loved it! This was my favourite part of my recent order. (Posted on March 9, 2011)

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Review for I Want Burning Review by Teri Kelly

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Delightful!! (Posted on March 4, 2011)

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Contents Audio Download (75 minutes)
Filetypes MP3, PDF, ZIP
Date Published April 01, 2001
ISBN-10 1-60407-147-8
ISBN-13 978-1-60407-147-4
Product Code AW00488W