Book Review: The Essential Rumi, by Jalaluddin Rumi, Translations by Coleman Barks

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The garden of the world has no limits, except in your mind.

RUMI

SYNOPSIS

If Rumi is the most-read poet in America today, Coleman Barks is in good part responsible. His ear for the truly divine madness in Rumi’s poetry is truly remarkable.” — Huston Smith, author of “The World’s Religions”

In this delightful treasury, Barks sparklingly demonstrates once again why his free-form interpretations of [Rumi’s] poetry have been a major impetus for the current Rumi vogue.“– Publishers Weekly

“Perhaps the world’s greatest spiritual poet–the gold of Rumi pours down through Coleman’s words. The words leap off the page and dance!” — Jack Kornfield, author of “A Path with Heart””

The Essential Rumi” is a rare and precious book that will stir the hearts of Rumi devotees and win many new converts.“– Body Mind Spirit

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