Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - Mystical Poems of Rumi by Jalal al-Din Rumi

My verse resembles the bread of Egypt - night passes over it, and you cannot eat it any more. Devour it the moment it is fresh, before the dust settles upon it. Its place is the warm climate of the heart; in this world it dies of cold. Like a fish it quivered for an instant on dry land, another moment and you see it is cold. Even if you eat it imagining it is fresh, it is necessary to conjure up many images. What you drink is really your own imagination; it is no old tale, my good man.Jalal al-Din Rumi (1207-73), legendary Persian Muslim poet, theologian, and mystic, wrote poems acclaimed through the centuries for their powerful spiritual images and provocative content, which often described Rumi's love for God in romantic or even erotic terms. His vast body of work includes more than three thousand lyrics and odes, many of which came to him while he was in a religiously inspired trance. This volume includes four hundred poems selected by renowned Rumi scholar A. J. Arberry, who provides here one of the most comprehensive and adept English translations of this enigmatic genius. "Mystical Poems" is the definitive resource for anyone seeking an introduction to - or an enriched understanding of - one of the world's greatest poets.

Buy Mystical Poems of Rumi by Jalal al-Din Rumi from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780226731629
ISBN-10: 0226731626
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x mm)
Pages: 356
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2009
Country of Publication: United States

Book Reviews - Mystical Poems of Rumi by Jalal al-Din Rumi

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Mystical Poems of Rumi book by Jalal al-Din Rumi and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

Author Biography - Jalal al-Din Rumi

A. J. Arberry (1905-73) was professor of Arabic at the University of Cambridge. Ehsan Yarshater is the Hagop Kevorkian Professor Emeritus of Iranian Studies and director of the Center for Iranian Studies at Columbia University.

Books By Jalal al-Din Rumi

Masnavi. Book Four by Jalal al-Din Rumi
Paperback, September 2017
Masnavi, Book Three by Jalal al-Din Rumi
Paperback, November 2013
Masnavi, Book One by Jalal al-Din Rumi
Paperback, July 2008
Masnavi, Book Two by Jalal al-Din Rumi
Paperback, July 2008