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    • The Essential Rumi, New Expanded Edition

    • By: Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, Coleman Barks - translator, John Moyne - translator, and others
    • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
    • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This revised and expanded edition of The Essential Rumi includes a new introduction by Coleman Barks and more than 80 never-before-published poems. Through his lyrical translations, Coleman Barks has been instrumental in bringing this exquisite literature to a remarkably wide range of listeners, making the ecstatic, spiritual poetry of 13th-century Sufi mystic Rumi more popular than ever. 

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Pure Water

    • Poetry of Rumi
    • By: Coleman Barks, Jellaludin Rumi
    • Narrated by: Coleman Barks, Eugene Friesen (cello)
    • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 99
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    A 2009 Nautilus Gold Award Winner, Pure Water is Coleman Barks’ inspired live performance of the poetry of Jellaludin Rumi (1207-1273) - with Sufi stories and jokes, accompanied with music by Bach, O’Carolan, Friesen and others. The performance captured in this recording recalls the essence of the communal celebrations of poetry, stories, jokes, prayer, and music in which Rumi’s work was first uttered, but presents it in a distinctive contemporary setting. Coleman’s words combine with the cello of Grammy Award-winner Eugene Friesen.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I listen to it repeatedly and keeps getting better

    • By Be the Change You Wish to See on 02-02-18

    Regular price: $6.99

    • Poems of Rumi

    • By: Robert Bly, Coleman Barks
    • Narrated by: Robert Bly, Coleman Barks
    • Length: 2 hrs and 21 mins
    • Abridged
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    Jalaluddin Rumi is unquestionably one of the greatest spiritual poets of the world. This audio features Robert Bly and Coleman Barks each reading his own versons of Rumi. Brilliant musical accompaniment provides playfulness and ground to great spiritual expression.

    Regular price: $11.86

    • Just Being Here

    • Rumi and Human Friendship
    • By: Coleman Barks, David Darling
    • Narrated by: Coleman Barks, David Darling
    • Length: 2 hrs and 39 mins
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    In Just Being Here, the acclaimed poet Coleman Barks joins master cellist David Darling in a celebration of friendship - some of Rumi's most memorable poems on the subject and five of Coleman's own - illuminated within the interplay of Coleman's inspired readings and David's music. Listen in and let them widen and deepen your senses, like a fresh breeze that invites you to breathe freely and surrender to love in all of its changing guises.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Rumi great; original pieces opposite

    • By James Duryea on 07-03-16

    Regular price: $12.23

    • I Want Burning

    • The Ecstatic World of Rumi, Hafiz, and Lalla
    • By: Coleman Barks
    • Narrated by: Coleman Barks
    • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
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    To fully experience the ecstatic poetry of the Middle and Near East, you must hear it as originally intended: stirred ablaze by inspired music and rhythms before a live audience. In I Want Burning, Coleman Barks fuses his passionate scholarship with a deep feeling for the poetry of Rumi, Hafiz (a 14th-century Sufi mystic, called "one of the jewels in the necklace of Persian poetry"), and Lalla (an exquisite Kashmiri female poet of the 14th century).

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I love Rumi and Coleman Barks interpretation.

    • By Florida Sun on 03-24-17

    Regular price: $8.32

    • Rumi

    • Voice of Longing
    • By: Coleman Barks
    • Narrated by: Coleman Barks
    • Length: 2 hrs and 27 mins
    • Original Recording
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    In the seven centuries since the death of Jelaluddin Rumi, in 1273, the world has come to know and thrill to his sacred poetry. In concert with the tabla and sitar, his writing is part of a religious tradition that is believed to excite "spiritual heroism", embracing the holiness of love, lamentation, battle, and the longing for God.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Poetry recitation

    • By Charlotte Mathes on 08-22-14

    Regular price: $17.46

    • Rumi

    • Poet of Divine Ecstasy
    • By: Coleman Barks
    • Narrated by: Michael Toms
    • Length: 50 mins
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    Drunk with the Divine, Rumi wrote 20,000 poems of mystical, ineffable love of God. "There is a ferocity in his longing that maybe we don't understand," says Barks. Listen in and understand a little better. A wondrous, exhilarating look at the exultant poetry of Jelaluddin Rumi, the 13th century Sufi poet, with Coleman Barks.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Shamz/Rumi meet Barks

    • By James on 05-08-15

    Regular price: $1.39

    • The Ecstatic Soul

    • Jelaluddin Rumi: His Life and Poetry
    • By: Coleman Barks
    • Narrated by: Michael Toms
    • Length: 56 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4 out of 5 stars 41
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    How does a body of poetry written in a remote part of the world find its way to best seller lists in the U.S. over 700 years later? What is the compelling quality inherent in great literature that resonates throughout the ages? Coleman Barks, poet and translator of Jelalludin Rumi's poetry, explores the genius, mystery and rapture of Rumi's work; why he has become the most-read poet in America, and what his poetry has in common with the immortal writings of Dickinson, Emerson and Thoreau.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The very joy and pain of Being...

    • By leslie ecklund on 02-04-15

    Regular price: $1.39