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Divining Poets: Rumi

A Quotable Deck
Tarot + Oracle Card Set
Publisher: 
Turtle Point Press
 | 
October, 2019
ISBN:
9781885983718
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Persian speakers often tell their fortunes and seek life advice by randomly choosing lines from their classical poets. Brad Gooch discovered why, as he worked on his biography of the wisest poet of all, Rumi's Secret, as well as the Modern Library collaborative book of translations, Rumi: Unseen Poems. Speaking soul-to-soul, with cosmic intimacy, Rumi is always urgently telling us what we need to know on the journey of our lives in haunting, profound, and divine one-liners.

Sorrow shakes yellow leaves from the branches of the heart, so stubborn green leaves may bud again.

These “78 divination cards” each feature a single thought or image from the treasury of Rumi’s utterances and poems. Co-translator Brad Gooch says,

I discovered the ordinary custom among Persian speakers of using the lines of Rumi and other classical poets as divining rods to help find meaning or give clues to vexing personal dilemmas. The more immersed I became in his words, the more I found myself listening to them as well with “the ear of the heart,” as Rumi says. These subtle runes are at once fortunes and charms.

Here are just a few of them:

Empathy attracts us to each other, not words.

 

God recreates us at every moment, sending new thoughts into our hearts.

 

Like a woman with a baby in her womb, we are pregnant with mystery.

 

When you feel like complaining, give thanks instead.

 

Close the door of words and open the window of the heart.

Publisher’s Description: 

Persian speakers often tell their fortunes and seek life advice by randomly choosing lines from their classical poets. Brad Gooch discovered why, as he worked on his biography of the wisest poet of all, Rumi's Secret, as well as the Modern Library collaborative book of translations, Rumi: Unseen Poems. Speaking soul-to-soul, with cosmic intimacy, Rumi is always urgently telling us what we need to know on the journey of our lives in haunting, profound, and divine one-liners.

 

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