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Rumi: Bridge to the Soul : Journeys into the Music and Silence of the Heart - Coleman Barks

Rumi: Bridge to the Soul

Journeys into the Music and Silence of the Heart

eBook Published: 13th October 2009
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2007 is the "Year of Rumi," and who better than Coleman Barks, Rumi's unlikely, supremely passionate ambassador, to mark the milestone of this great poet's 800th birthday? Barks, who was recently awarded an honorary doctorate in Persian language and literature by the University of Tehran for his thirty years of translating Rumi, has collected and translated ninety new poems, most of them never published before in any form. The result is this beautiful edition titled Rumi: Bridge to the Soul. The "bridge" in the title is a reference to the Khajou Bridge in Isphahan, Iran, which Barks visited with Robert Bly in May of 2006—a trip that in many ways prompted this book. The "soul bridge" also suggests Rumi himself, who crosses cultures and religions and brings us all together to listen to his words, regardless of origin or creed. Open this book and let Rumi's poetry carry you into the interior silence and joy of the spirit, the place that unites conscious knowing with a deeper, more soulful understanding.

Introduction: Bridge, poem, awareness moving through -- Travel notes -- Poems: 1: Bowl fallen from the roof -- 2: Story they know -- 3: Harvest -- 4: Inhale autumn, long for spring -- 5: Leaves about to let go -- 6: Light within his light -- 7: King dressed as a servant -- 8: As the sky does in water -- 9: Time of divulging -- 10: Empty -- 11: Nicknames -- 12: New blossoms -- 13: Split the Sack -- 14: Any sprig of an herb -- 15: Secret places -- 16: Doorsill -- 17: Flightpaths -- 18: Music and silence -- 19: Earsight -- 20: Talking -- 21: Currency -- 22: Water from the well of the soul -- 23: Another invitation -- 24: One who left -- 25: Disciplines -- 26: Pieces of a broken cup -- 27: Spilled speech -- 28: Soul houses -- 29: Wave of that agreement -- 30: Calm in the midst of lightning -- 31: Avalanche -- 32: Pure silence -- 33: What fear of loss -- 34: Mountain nest -- 35: Miles of riverside canebed -- 36: Solomon and the wind of speaking -- 37: Mixed-breed apple -- 38: No expectations -- 39: Mountaintop trough -- 40: What you gave -- 41: Your turn at dice -- 42: Holiday without limits -- 43: Outdoors and the passion of the grass -- 44: Preposterous guess -- 45: Asleep and listening -- 46: Pearl -- 47: Green writ -- 48: Look at a fountain -- 49: Desolation -- 50: Dance of your hidden life -- 51: Let the soup simmer -- 52: Only obligation -- 53: Butcher and sheep -- 54: I see the face -- 55: Meeting -- 56: Living doubleness -- 57: Value of this moment -- 58: Ocean light -- 59: Like a fig -- 60: Gone for good -- 61: Two lovings -- 62: Talking to the luck-bird -- 63: Alive with scripture -- 64: Faint lament of form -- 65: This high meadow -- 66: Granted -- 67: Saladin's leaving -- 68: What you have despised in yourself -- 69: Winter or summer -- 70: Abraham and Isaac -- 71: I ask one more thing -- 72: Seeds and rain -- 73: One being inside all -- 74: Struck tent -- 75: Open window -- 76: Full sun -- 77: I rocked my own chest -- 78: You shall not see me -- 79: Beautiful walk inside you -- 80: Leaving -- 81: Energy you can spend -- 82: One thing I did wrong -- 83: Northern wind -- 84: Midnight and sunrise -- 85: Creation word -- 86: We are the sun -- 87: You make your own oil as you cook -- 88: Hundred and one -- 89: We cannot decide -- 90: Waking town -- References.

ISBN: 9780061753398
ISBN-10: 0061753394
Audience: General
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 13th October 2009
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Australia