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Love is a Stranger

Selected Lyric Poetry of Jalaluddin Rumi
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Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Shambhala
 | 
April, 2000
ISBN:
9781570625275
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Jelaluddin Rumi, one of the greatest mystics and poets the world has ever known, said, “Love is a stranger and speaks a strange language.” And yet Rumi’s message of spiritual love speaks directly to our hearts after more than 700 years. These classic selections contemplate separation and longing, intoxication and bliss, union and transcendence.

Kabir Helminski, author of Living Presence, is uniquely qualified to translate the voice of Rumi into English: poet and Sufi Shaikh, he has been a student of Rumi and his tradition for more than 20 years. His accurate, lyrical translations respect the incredible well of visionary wisdom Rumi drew from. As he says, “Rumi’s language is sublime, yet without affectation or formality; and even in his most intoxicated verses he expresses a refinement and dignity.” A fragrant rose, this book.

The intellectual is always showing off;

the lover is always getting lost.

The intellectual runs away, afraid of drowning;

the whole business of love is to drown in the  sea.

Publisher’s Description: 

"Love is a stranger and speaks a strange language," wrote Rumi, one of the world's most beloved mystical poets. His poems of spiritual love still speak directly to our hearts after more than seven hundred years. These classic selections contemplate separation and longing, intoxication and bliss, union and transcendence.

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