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The Book of Love: Poems of Ecstasy and Longing - Community Reviews back

by Coleman Barks, Rumi
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Ivinela's Books
Ivinela's Books rated it 5 years ago
This one is my favourite... It touches me very deeply, love this selection of Coleman Burks, love Rumi and yes, this is the Book of Love... The authentic love, pure love, love beyond the barriers we have built against it...
Saquib Mehmood's Blog
Saquib Mehmood's Blog rated it 5 years ago
I cried all night. Such miracle with words: "Last year, I admired the wines. This, I’m wandering inside the red world.Last year, I gazed at the fire, This year I’m burnt kabob."[bc:The Book of Love: Poems of Ecstasy and Longing|67376|The Book of Love Poems of Ecstasy and Longing|Rumi|https://d202m5...
Well-Lucubrated
Well-Lucubrated rated it 7 years ago
Some great, some not so great. I preferred the shorter, more aphoristic poems to the page-spanning ones. I think it was more an issue of perceived quality than lack of attention span on my part. I do, of course, realize that in this book I probably read much more Coleman Barks than Rumi.
Judy Croome: Author on the Prowl
Judy Croome: Author on the Prowl rated it 8 years ago
The problem with translations is that one never knows how much of what one is reading is the translator’s voice, and how much is the original artist’s voice. Banks is credited with “popularising” Rumi’s works in America. That’s the essence of the difficulty I had with this translation. To “translate...
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