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Rumi [voice of longing]

by Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī, Maulana, 1207-1273.

Format: Book on CD 2002
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Location Collection Call #
CLP - Main Library First Floor - Open Stacks (CD) PK6480.E5 B3736 2002x
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  First Floor - Open Stacks
Call Number  (CD) PK6480.E5 B3736 2002x
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.

Rumi: Voice of Longing collects nearly 100 of Rumi's most memorable quatrains, presented here for the first time on two superbly remastered CD recordings. Includes musical accompaniment by Marcus Wise on tablas and David Whetstone on sitar, and a special appearance by renowned poet Robert Bly.

Translated and performed by the Rumi scholar Coleman Barks, these works echo with a spiritual complexity that defies their outward simplicity. As Sufism acknowledges the truth of other religions, so does Rumi's poetry reflect universal themes: the search for the highest truth, the mystery of surrender, the longing to overcome ego imprisonment. Rumi: Voice of Longing captures the silence, the love, and the playfulness that make each experience with this work one of sacred wonder.

Disc one. Birdsong brings relief
This is how I would die
Soul of the world
Again, the violet bows to the lily
Intricate sounds, not words. I catch
You said, "Who's at the door?"
The soul must suffer secrets
I saw grief drinking a cup of sorrows
In this river the soul is a waterwheel
disc two. A sufi was wandering the world
Love comes with a knife, not some shy questions
Someone may be clairvoyant, able to see
Last night my teacher taught me the lesson of poverty
On Resurrection Day your body testifies against you
Someone says, Sanai is dead
Those full of fear are not really on the way
We tremble, thinking we're about to dissolve
Before Muhammed appeared in physical form
I, you, he, she, we
There is no prison so dark and small
Moses heard a shepard on the road praying.

Additional Information
Subjects Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī, -- Maulana, -- 1207-1273 -- Translations into English.
Sufi poetry, Persian -- Translations into English.
Publisher Boulder, Colo. :Sounds True,2002
Other Titles Poems.
Voice of longing
Contributors Barks, Coleman.
Participants/Performers Coleman Barks, narrator ; David Whetstone and Marcus Wise, musical accompaniment.
Language English
Notes Subtitle from container.
Compact disc.
Description 2 audio discs (2 hr. 28 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781564558329
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