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The Soul of Rumi: A New Collection of Ecstatic Poems

Feb 3, 2009 by Phil Catalfo

There’s a reason the thirteenth-century Sufi mystic Jallaludin Rumi is the best-selling poet in America today: His words express the ineffable longing to merge with the eternal; they reach across eight centuries to speak to us, in our sullen era, and offer not just the vision but also the experience of what yoga calls union—with the Divine. And there’s a reason Coleman Barks’s Rumi translations,...