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Translating Ecstasy: Coleman Barks on Rumi with a Side of Curry

Dec 14, 2009 by Margaret Doyle

Coleman Barks, preeminent translator of the 13th-century mystic poet Rumi, squirms audibly at the suggestion that he may be a prophet. He says only, “I can write and recognize poetry when I hear it.” He describes a prophet as “someone through whom some revelation can come ��� and anyone can. I have met people who have more of the light of God in them than us normal people, but I���m not one of them.&#...