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Selected Poems of Rumi (Everyman's Library Pocket Poets)

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In recent years the stirring, unforgettable poetry of Jalālu’l-Dīn Rūmī (1207–1273), the great Sūfi teacher and the greatest mystical poet of Iran, has gained tremendous popularity in the western world. Although he died over 700 years ago, his poetry is timeless. In the best modern translations, the passion and playfulness of his words reach across the ages to communicate ...more
Paperback, 112 pages
Published March 17th 2011 by Dover Publications (first published April 1st 213)
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سمر محمد
يعتبر أول ما قرأت من كتابات جلال الدين الرومي
اعجبني جداً تشبيهاته والتي وقفت عند بعضها كثيراً افكر في معناها وكيف استطاع صياغتها
استمتعت جداً بالتعرف علي هذا الشاعر الفارسي وعلي قصائده
وتمنيت لو اني استطيع قراءة لغة الشاعر الأصلية لأقرأ كتاباته
والتي ستكون أجمل من الترجمة بالتأكيد
ولكن هذا العمل أضاف الكثير
واعتقد أني سأعيد قراءته مرة اخري يوماً ما :)
Jarrett
Feb 16, 2013 Jarrett rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
my Bosnian mom gave me this for my 16th birthday. I read Rumi everyday, if i didn't I'd be a giant asshole.
Asma Sweet
حين تسطع الحقيقة تحبس الكلمات و لا شيء يقال فأنصتوا الآن لصوت داخل قلوبكم ... وداعاً
أنت لست وحيداً فأنت السماء و أنت البحر العميق
اما امام الله و باختصار فإن نهياتنا هي أسماؤنا الحقيقة .
Eva
Oct 25, 2016 Eva rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It is very difficult to review poetry. It's essentially a very personal experience for everyone. The poet interprets the world in his own way but at the same time tries to reach out and find a connection to the reader by expressing feelings and situations that are known to everyone. I'm finding it very difficult to say I liked this because somehow the word 'like' doesn't seem enough. So I will paint a picture for the prospective reader in the hope that it will help to understand my personal expe ...more
Bree
Jan 21, 2008 Bree rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: poetry, own
i really enjoy reading this poet, his poems often require second glances to fully understand but that is the way it should be with all poetry
hayatem
Apr 07, 2013 hayatem rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: شعر
جلال الدين الرومي من شعراء المتصوفة العظام، والشعر الصوفي غني عن التعريف. وشخصيا أحب الشعر الصوفي،وأجد به ميزة أعجز عن وصفها.
هذه القصائد المختارة مترجمة من الإنجليزية للعربية، وكلنا يعرف مدى صعوبة ترجمة الشعر من لغة لأخرى أياً كانت. تبقى مسألة ترجمة النصوص الشعرية من لغة لأخرى مثيرة للجدل في الأوساط الأدبية والشعرية ولأسباب عدة.
لم ترق لي القصائد المختارة كثيرا، لم أشعر بروح القصيدة وهي تلامسني.لا أعرف أين الخلل بالضبط؟ ولكن لجلال الدين الرومي قصائد أجمل وأبلغ في المعنى من القصائد المنتقاه بكثير.
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Miriam
Jan 03, 2014 Miriam added it
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Shelves: brown
Not ready for this one.

It is written in old enligsh so I didn't understand a lot of things, and the ones I could translate I couldn't really go deep in.

So yes, I made a mistake buying this one and overrated my ability to understand sufism and poetry.

I love his quote though

''out beyond ideas of right doing and wrong doing there is a field. I'll meet you there.''
basically, this is what made me buy it
Walid Elalfy
Apr 05, 2013 Walid Elalfy rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
مشكله الكتاب انه مترجم لترجمه انجليزيه وعلشان كده المعنى تاه ..لم استمتع بالرومى الا بترجمات الدسوقى شتا وحسين شفيق ... مقدمه المترجم فيها خلط بين شمس الدين التبريزى ومحى الدين ابن عربى وكمان فى خطا فى كتابه ايه قرانيه ...
جهــان سمرقند
شعر مولانا عميق و مليء بالمعاني الروحية السامية، لكن المترجم لم يوفق جدا في عمله..فضلا عن خلطه بين شمس التبريزي و مولانا محي الدين ابن عربي
Laura Chorba
Sep 08, 2013 Laura Chorba rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: poetry
I own this book I can read these forever and never get tired of them Wonderful translation.
Ruhat alp
Sep 19, 2011 Ruhat alp rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Human beings are equipped in the best possible way, both materially and spiritually. Potentially, a human being is able to achieve the level of "the best of creation," which is dependent on his ability to use and develop his endowment of spiritual attributes. Those who can escape from the material world and escalate toward the higher ranks of the heart and soul will experience this world in a different way, and they will become conscious of the secrets of creation.
Mawlana Jalaladdin Rumi is one
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Leeza Donatella
Apr 28, 2014 Leeza Donatella rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Any book by Rumi will guide you in your daily life.
Always a recommended Read
Wafaa Abu Saadah
I fought myself not to read one more piece of this until I read it all.
Kathryn
Sep 27, 2014 Kathryn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I carried this pocket edition around with me everywhere while I was travelling Morocco, and it was a perfect companion.


“Sit with your friends, don’t go back to sleep.

Don’t sink like a fish to the bottom of the sea.



Surge like an ocean,

Don’t scatter yourself like a storm.



Life’s waters flow from darkness.

Search the darkness, don’t run from it.



Night travellers are full of light,

And you are too; don’t leave this companionship.



Be a wakeful candle in a golden dish,

Don’t slip into the dirk like quicksil
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Mohamed Samy
الكتاب عباره عن قصائد مترجمه لمحمد محمد بهاء الدين و هو معروف بجلال الدين الرومى و هو اديب و فقيه و صوفى و لقب بالرومى لقضاءه معظم حياته فى الروم. الكاتب تعتبر حياته فيها كثير من الغموض
مقدمه علاء الدين السباعي طويله شويه بس هى ضروريه علشان توضح حاجات عن الكاتب و قصائده
قرأت الكتاب ده بسبب حب استطلاعى عن الصوفيه و الشعر الصوفى و عجبتني قصائد و قصائد لم تعجبني و فيه شويه قصائد لم افهمها بس مش كتير.
الكتاب فيه 398 قصيدة مترجمه.
الكتاب فى المجمل لم يكن على مستوى تطلعاتى
Hanan
Apr 11, 2012 Hanan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It is always a beautiful experience to see the world through his eyes. I pity those who haven't the chance to meet Rumi yet.
Alaa Helal
Jul 16, 2013 Alaa Helal rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
تقيل وصعب بعض الشئ الفاظه قويه
لكنه مريح وملهم جدا :)
Mohamed Alwakeel
أغلب القصائد في مضمونها -ولفظها أحياناً- في منتهى الروعة والروحانية والجمال، بعضها بيبالغ شوية كعادة المتصوفة، وبعضها عادي بشكل غريب!

المشكلة الأساسية إن الترجمة سيئة بشكل غريب، حرفية جداً ومصطلحاتها غريبة، والمترجم مترجم الآيات القرآنية من النصّ الإنجليزي رأساً مش جايبها من المصحف، ما يؤدي لأخطاء قاتلة في السياق والنص لا يمكن التجاوز عنها..

بشكل عام انبسطت يعني.
Clifton
This is not the Rumi I know from reading the Coleman Barks translations. This one is more theocratic and dogmatic, albeit just as mystical. I'm glad I didn't start reading Rumi in this dated translation--clotted with footnotes. I probably would not have read further. I do not recommend this translation.
Hrishikesh
Aug 12, 2015 Hrishikesh rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Although poetry cannot be read cover-to-cover. Nor should it be. And neither can it be discussed in terms of the comforting over-simplifcations provided by "ratings".
Maya Kenova
Oct 23, 2015 Maya Kenova rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Rumi's poetry is simply timeless. Love and life radiate from every line.
Mounir
Wher is the book?
ريم الرافعي
This is a book where u will definitely reread it! I just adore Rumi's words!
Christine Jolley
Aug 13, 2008 Christine Jolley rated it really liked it
love, love, love his poetry. Sometimes though I found myself not understanding the meaning though!
Erotic Horizon
Selected Poems of Rumi (Dover Thrift Editions) by Jalalu'l-Din Rumi (2001)
Farah Al-Shuhail
Nov 08, 2013 Farah Al-Shuhail rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
This book will remain on my nightstand for the rest of my life!
Shams
Mar 30, 2012 Shams rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Brilliant.
نشوى
Apr 05, 2013 نشوى rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
الترجمة سيئة افقدت الكتاب الكثير من جماله كان من الممكن ان يكون أروع بكثير
Basmah
Sep 30, 2013 Basmah rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
فرحت عندما قرأت عنوان هذا الكتاب ، وشعرت بأني موعودة بوجبة غنية بالجمال
لكن الترجمة أضاعت فرحتي .
Niloo
Beautiful read. Rumi always speaks to me.
The best Sufi poet ever!
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Rumi was a 13th-century Persian poet, jurist, Islamic scholar, theologian, and Sufi mystic. His poems have been widely translated into many of the world's languages, and he has been described as the most popular poet and the best-selling poet in the United States.

His poetry has influenced Persian literature, but also Turkish, Ottoman Turkish, Azerbaijani, Punjabi, Hindi, and Urdu, as well as the l
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