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Seventeen poems of the 13th-century Persian mystic, in English versions by Robert Bly and Coleman Barks, express a longing for the Mystical Friend, a spiritual guide or brother.
Paperback, 44 pages
Published January 1st 1981 by Yellow Moon Press
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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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“An eye is meant to see things.
The soul is here for its own joy.

A head has one use: For loving a true love.
Feet: To chase after.

Love is for vanishing into the sky. The mind,
for learning what men have done and tried to do.

Mysteries are not to be solved: The eye goes blind
when it only wants to see why.

A lover is always accused of something.
But when he finds his love, whatever was lost
in the looking comes back completely changed.”
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“No more words. In the name of this place we drink in with our breathing, stay quiet like a flower.
So the nightbirds will start singing.”
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