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


Bridge to the Soul: Journeys Into the Music and Silence of the Heart

Hardcover Published: 1st November 2007
ISBN: 9780061338168
Number Of Pages: 160

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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.

Bridge, Poem, Awareness Moving Throughp. 1
Travel Notesp. 13
A Bowl Fallen from the Roofp. 27
A Story They Knowp. 28
Harvestp. 29
Inhale Autumn, Long for Springp. 30
Leaves About to Let Gop. 32
A Light Within His Lightp. 34
A King Dressed as a Servantp. 36
As the Sky Does in Waterp. 37
The Time of Divulgingp. 38
Emptyp. 41
Nicknamesp. 42
New Blossomsp. 43
Split the Sackp. 44
Any Sprig of an Herbp. 46
Secret Placesp. 48
Doorsillp. 49
Flightpathsp. 50
Music and Silencep. 51
Earsightp. 52
The Talkingp. 53
Currencyp. 54
Water from the Well of the Soulp. 56
Another Invitationp. 57
The One Who Leftp. 58
Disciplinesp. 59
Pieces of a Broken Cupp. 60
Spilled Speechp. 62
Soul Housesp. 64
The Wave of That Agreementp. 66
Calm in the Midst of Lightningp. 67
Avalanchep. 68
Pure Silencep. 69
What Fear of Lossp. 70
A Mountain Nestp. 71
Miles of Riverside Canebedp. 72
Solomon and the Wind of Speakingp. 74
A Mixed-Breed Applep. 75
No Expectationsp. 76
Mountaintop Troughp. 78
What You Gavep. 80
Your Turn at Dicep. 81
Holiday Without Limitsp. 82
Outdoors and the Passion of the Grassp. 84
A Preposterous Guessp. 86
Asleep and Listeningp. 87
Pearlp. 88
Green Writp. 89
Look at a Fountainp. 90
Desolationp. 91
The Dance of Your Hidden Lifep. 92
Let the Soup Simmerp. 94
The Only Obligationp. 95
Butcher and Sheepp. 96
I See the Facep. 97
The Meetingp. 98
The Living Doublenessp. 100
The Value of This Momentp. 102
Ocean Lightp. 103
Like a Figp. 104
Gone for Goodp. 105
Two Lovingsp. 106
Talking to the Luck-Birdp. 107
Alive with Scripturep. 108
Faint Lament of Formp. 110
This High Meadowp. 112
Grantedp. 114
Saladin's Leavingp. 116
What You Have Despised in Yourselfp. 117
Winter or Summerp. 118
Abraham and Isaacp. 120
I Ask One More Thingp. 122
Seeds and Rainp. 124
One Being Inside Allp. 125
Struck Tentp. 126
Open Windowp. 127
Full Sunp. 128
I Rocked My Own Chestp. 129
You Shall Not See Mep. 130
A Beautiful Walk Inside Youp. 132
Leavingp. 134
Energy You Can Spendp. 136
One Thing I Did Wrongp. 138
A Northern Windp. 139
Midnight and Sunrisep. 140
The Creation Wordp. 141
We are the Sunp. 142
You Make Your Own Oil as You Cookp. 143
A Hundred and Onep. 144
We Cannot Decidep. 145
A Waking Townp. 145
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ISBN: 9780061338168
ISBN-10: 0061338168
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 1st November 2007
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 19.4 x 14.6  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.26

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