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The Essential Rumi - Jalalu'l-Din Rumi

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The best-selling Rumi book ever is now better than ever This revised and expanded edition of the comprehensive one-volume edition of America′s most popular poet includes a new introduction by Coleman Barks, and 57 new poems never published before.

The ecstatic, spiritual poetry of Rumi is more popular than ever, and The Essential Rumi continues to be far and away the top-selling title of all Rumi books. With the addition of many new poems and a new introduction, The Essential Rumi is now clearly the definitive, and most delightful selection of Rumi′s poetry.

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peace and inspiration

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        This is a wonderful book to keep around ready to pick up anytime for a moment of respite or inspiration.

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        I bought this book as a gift for my daughter. She has wanted it for a while, and it was great to be able to just hop on here and order at a really great price.

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        On Rumip. xi
        A Note on the Organization of This Bookp. xv
        The Tavern: Whoever Brought Me Here Will Have to Take Me Home
        On The Tavernp. 1
        Who Says Words with My Mouth?p. 2
        We have a huge barrel of winep. 2
        A Community of the Spiritp. 3
        There's a strange frenzy in my headp. 4
        Drunks fear the policep. 4
        A Children's Gamep. 4
        Gone, inner and outerp. 5
        The wine we really drinkp. 6
        The Many Winesp. 6
        Special Platesp. 7
        Burnt Kabobp. 7
        The New Rulep. 8
        This that is tormentedp. 8
        Bewilderment: I Have Five Things to Say
        On Bewildermentp. 9
        I Have Five Things to Sayp. 9
        Acts of Helplessnessp. 11
        Saladin's Begging Bowlp. 12
        Late, by myselfp. 12
        Does sunset sometimes lookp. 13
        Be Melting Snowp. 13
        The Fragile Vialp. 14
        Where Are We?p. 15
        The Friend comes into my bodyp. 16
        There is a light seed grainp. 16
        Do you think I knowp. 16
        Emptiness and Silence: The Night Air
        On Silencep. 17
        The Reed Flute's Songp. 17
        A Thirsty Fishp. 19
        Enough Words?p. 20
        This World Which Is Made of Our Love for Emptinessp. 21
        Quietnessp. 22
        Sanaip. 22
        A Just-Finishing Candlep. 23
        Craftsmanship and Emptinessp. 24
        Emptinessp. 26
        When you are with everyone but mep. 28
        No Flagp. 28
        The Food Sackp. 29
        The Night Airp. 30
        Only Breathp. 32
        There is a way between voicep. 32
        Spring Giddiness: Stand in the Wake of This Chattering and Grow Airy
        On Spring Giddinessp. 33
        Springp. 33
        Where Everything Is Musicp. 34
        A Great Wagonp. 35
        Today, like every other dayp. 36
        Out beyond ideas of wrongdoingp. 36
        The breeze at dawnp. 36
        I would love to kiss youp. 37
        Daylight, full of small dancing particlesp. 37
        They try to say what you arep. 37
        Come to the orchard in Springp. 37
        Spring Is Christp. 37
        Shreds of Steamp. 38
        The Steambathp. 39
        The Ground Cries Outp. 39
        Unfold Your Own Mythp. 40
        Not a Day on Any Calendarp. 41
        Flutes for Dancingp. 42
        The Shape of My Thonguep. 42
        The Grassesp. 43
        The Sheikh Who Played with Childrenp. 44
        Let the lover be disgracefulp. 46
        All day and night, musicp. 46
        Feeling Separation: Don't Come Near Me
        On Separationp. 47
        Sometimes I Forget Completelyp. 47
        A Man and a Woman Arguingp. 47
        A night full of talking that hurtsp. 50
        An Empty Garlicp. 50
        The Diver's Clothes Lying Emptyp. 51
        Red Shirtp. 51
        My Worst Habitp. 52
        Don't let your throat tightenp. 52
        Dissolver of Sugarp. 53
        Pale sunlightp. 53
        Controlling the Desire-Body: How Did You Kill Your Rooster, Husam?
        On The Desire-Bodyp. 54
        Sexual Urgency, What a Woman's Laughter Can Do, and the Nature of True Virilityp. 55
        Tattooing in Qazwinp. 61
        The Center of the Firep. 63
        Someone who goes with half a loafp. 64
        The mystery does not get clearerp. 64
        Muhammad and the Huge Eaterp. 64
        Fastingp. 69
        Bismillahp. 70
        Wean Yourselfp. 70
        After the Meditationp. 71
        The Dog in the Doorwayp. 73
        The light you give offp. 74
        Tending Two Shopsp. 74
        Think that you're gliding outp. 75
        Sohbet: Meetings on the Riverbank
        On Sohbetp. 76
        Talking in the Nightp. 77
        Talking Through the Doorp. 78
        A Mouse and a Frogp. 79
        The Long Stringp. 80
        The Force of Friendshipp. 84
        The Vigilp. 85
        Two Friendsp. 87
        The Servant Who Loved His Prayersp. 89
        Imra'u 'l-Qaysp. 90
        All Rivers at Oncep. 92
        The Blocked Roadp. 93
        A Babbling Childp. 93
        Who sees inside from outside?p. 94
        Constant Conversationp. 94
        Bonfire at Midnightp. 95
        In Between Storiesp. 95
        The Questionp. 97
        The Musicp. 98
        I saw you last night in the gatheringp. 98
        The Tentp. 98
        Friend, our closeness is thisp. 99
        Listen to presencesp. 99
        Being a Lover: The Sunrise Ruby
        On Being A Loverp. 100
        The Sunrise Rubyp. 100
        Water from Your Springp. 101
        You Sweep the Floorp. 102
        Each Notep. 102
        Granite and Wineglassp. 103
        Buoyancyp. 104
        Music Masterp. 105
        When I am with youp. 106
        The minute I heard my first love storyp. 106
        We are the mirror as well as the facep. 106
        I want to hold you closep. 107
        Someone Digging in the Groundp. 107
        The Phrasing Must Changep. 108
        The Guest Housep. 109
        The Pickaxe: Getting to the Treasure Beneath the Foundation
        On The Pickaxep. 110
        Who Makes These Changes?p. 110
        Why Wine Is Forbiddenp. 111
        On Resurrection Dayp. 111
        The Dream That Must Be Interpretedp. 112
        The Pickaxep. 113
        Zikrp. 114
        The Core of Masculinityp. 115
        I honor those who tryp. 116
        Dervish at the Doorp. 116
        Art as Flirtation with Surrender: Wanting New Silk Harp Strings
        On Flirtationp. 118
        Omar and the Old Poetp. 118
        An Egypt That Doesn't Existp. 120
        Chinese Art and Greek Artp. 121
        In your light I learnp. 122
        Drumsound rises on the airp. 122
        Are you jealous of the ocean's generosity?p. 123
        Union: Gnats Inside the Wind
        On Unionp. 124
        Gnats Inside the Windp. 124
        Meadowsoundsp. 125
        Ayaz and the King's Pearlp. 126
        Put This Design in Your Carpetp. 128
        Hallajp. 129
        We Threep. 130
        I am filled with youp. 131
        The Sheikh: I Have Such a Teacher
        On The Sheikhp. 132
        Chickpea to Cookp. 132
        I Have Such a Teacherp. 133
        Sublime Generosityp. 134
        Like Thisp. 135
        A Bowlp. 137
        Waxp. 138
        No Room for Formp. 138
        Childhood Friendsp. 139
        The Mouse and the Camelp. 142
        These gifts from the Friendp. 144
        The Lame Goatp. 144
        Recognizing Elegance: Your Reasonable Father
        On Elegancep. 145
        Father Reasonp. 145
        A craftsman pulled a reedp. 146
        Humble living does not diminishp. 146
        New Moon, Hilalp. 147
        Body Intelligencep. 151
        The Seed Marketp. 153
        The Howling Necessity: Cry Out in Your Weakness
        On Howlingp. 155
        Love Dogsp. 155
        Cry Out in Your Weaknessp. 156
        The Debtor Sheikhp. 157
        You that come to birthp. 160
        Teaching Stories: How the Unseen World Works
        On The Unseenp. 161
        Nasuhp. 161
        Moses and the Shepherdp. 165
        Joy at Sudden Disappointmentp. 168
        If the beloved is everywherep. 171
        Story Waterp. 171
        Rough Metaphors: More Teaching Stories
        On Roughnessp. 173
        Rough Metaphorsp. 173
        Birdwingsp. 174
        I Come Before Dawnp. 175
        Checkmatep. 175
        An Awkward Comparisonp. 177
        Two Kinds of Intelligencep. 178
        Two Ways of Runningp. 178
        The Importance of Gourdcraftingp. 181
        Breadmakingp. 183
        Solomon Poems: The Far Mosque
        On Solomonp. 186
        Sheba's Gifts to Solomonp. 186
        Solomon to Shebap. 188
        Sheba's Hesitationp. 188
        Sheba's Thronep. 189
        Solomon's Crooked Crownp. 190
        The Far Mosquep. 191
        A bird delegation came to Solomonp. 192
        The Three Fish: Gamble Everything for Love
        On Gamblingp. 193
        If you want what visible realityp. 193
        Gamble everythingp. 193
        In a boat down a fast-running creekp. 194
        The Three Fishp. 194
        Send the Chaperones Awayp. 198
        When I remember your lovep. 199
        All our lives we've lookedp. 199
        The Gift of Waterp. 199
        Jesus Poems: The Population of the World
        On Jesusp. 201
        I called through your doorp. 201
        Jesus on the Lean Donkeyp. 202
        What Jesus Runs Away Fromp. 204
        Christ is the populationp. 204
        There's Nothing Aheadp. 205
        In Baghdad, Dreaming of Cairo: More Teaching Stories
        On Baghdadp. 206
        In Baghdad, Dreaming of Cairo: In Cairo, Dreaming of Baghdadp. 206
        Dying, Laughingp. 212
        Human Honestyp. 213
        Dalqak's Messagep. 214
        The Cat and the Meatp. 216
        Sheikh Kharraqani and His Wretched Wifep. 217
        The Snake-Catcher and the Frozen Snakep. 220
        Polishing the Mirrorp. 222
        Ali in Battlep. 223
        Beginning and End: The Stories That Frame the Mathnawi
        On The Framep. 225
        The King and the Handmaiden and the Doctorp. 225
        The Three Brothers and the Chinese Princessp. 233
        Green Ears Everywhere: Children Running Through
        On Children Running Throughp. 238
        I used to be shyp. 238
        Green Earsp. 239
        Birdsong brings reliefp. 243
        The way of love is notp. 243
        Let your throat-songp. 244
        I have phrases and whole pagesp. 244
        You've so distracted mep. 244
        I'm Not Saying This Rightp. 244
        The Least Figurep. 245
        I reach for a piece of woodp. 245
        Being Woven: Communal Practice
        On Being Wovenp. 246
        Of Being Wovenp. 246
        The Waterwheelp. 247
        The Granary Floorp. 248
        A Song About a Donkeyp. 250
        Elephant in the Darkp. 252
        Wished-For Song: Secret Practices
        On Secrecyp. 253
        A Wished-For Songp. 253
        A Basket of Fresh Breadp. 254
        When We Pray Alonep. 256
        One Who Wraps Himselfp. 257
        Deliberationp. 258
        The Private Banquetp. 259
        We are the night oceanp. 260
        Which is worth more, a crowdp. 260
        Majesty: This We Have Now
        On Majestyp. 261
        This We Have Nowp. 261
        The Visions of Daquqip. 262
        The Worm's Wakingp. 265
        The Freshnessp. 266
        Judge a Moth by the Beauty of Its Candlep. 266
        The morning wind spreadsp. 267
        Slave, be awarep. 267
        Evolutionary Intelligence: Say I Am You
        On Evolvingp. 268
        A Dove in the Eavesp. 268
        We have this way of talkingp. 270
        This piece of foodp. 270
        In the slaughterhouse of lovep. 270
        The Witness, the Darlingp. 270
        In the Arc of Your Malletp. 271
        Unmarked Boxesp. 272
        The Milk of Millenniap. 273
        The You Pronounp. 273
        Birdsong from Inside the Eggp. 274
        Say I Am Youp. 275
        The Turn: Dance in Your Blood
        On The Turnp. 277
        Inside water, a waterwheelp. 278
        You have said what you arep. 278
        A secret turning in usp. 278
        This moment this love comes to restp. 278
        Keep walking, though there's no placep. 278
        Walk to the wellp. 279
        I circle your nestp. 279
        No better love than lovep. 279
        Some nights stay upp. 279
        I am so smallp. 279
        When you feel your lipsp. 280
        The sun is lovep. 280
        Something opens our wingsp. 280
        Held like thisp. 280
        I stand up, and this one of mep. 280
        I have lived on the lipp. 281
        Real value comes with madnessp. 281
        Dance, when you're broken openp. 281
        Notesp. 283
        A Note on These Translations and a Few Recipesp. 290
        Referencesp. 297
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        ISBN: 9780062509598
        ISBN-10: 0062509594
        Audience: General
        Format: Paperback
        Language: English
        Number Of Pages: 336
        Published: 28th May 2004
        Publisher: HARPER SAN FRANCISCO
        Dimensions (cm): 20.2 x 13.4  x 1.9
        Weight (kg): 0.44