– Rumi (Translated by Coleman Barks)
And here is the award-winning film, “RUMI: Poet of the Heart,” produced and directed by Haydn Reiss, featuring Coleman Barks, Robert Bly, Deepak Chopra, storyteller and mythologist Michael Meade, and religious historian Huston Smith. Narrated by Debra Winger. Performances by oud virtuoso Hamza El Din and musician Jai Uttal offer inspiring accompaniment to this beautifully produced film. A lively and provocative exploration of the genius and timeliness of Rumi’s emergence in the west.
Coleman Barks is a preeminent poet, scholar, and interpreter of the writings of Jalal ad-Din Rumi. Here are two of his excellent collections.
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(Tomorrow’s Guest Blog: “Buddhism”, by Ben Riggs, Spirituality Editor of Elephant Journal)