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Born Jalal ad-Din Mohammed Balkhi in Persia early in the thirteenth century, the poet known as Rumi expressed the deepest feelings of the heart through his poetry. This volume consists of new translations edited by Deepak Chopra to evoke the rich mood and music of Rumi's love poems. Exalted yearning, ravishing ecstasy, and consuming desire emerge from these poems as powerf ...more
Hardcover, 64 pages
Published September 17th 1998 by Rider (first published 1998)
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Patrick Gibson
Both light and shadow
are the dance of Love.

Love has no cause;
it is the astrolabe of God’s secrets.

Lover and Loving are inseparable
and timeless.

Although I may try to describe Love
when I experience it I am speechless.

Although I may try to write about Love
I am rendered helpless;

my pen breaks and the paper slips away
at the ineffable place
where Lover, Loving and Loved are one.


Every moment is made glorious
by the light of Love.

Shokufeh شکوفه  Kavani کاوانی
Yes, the cause of all human emotional sicknesses is lack of love.
Ala'a Ahmed
كتاب قصير وجميل يحتوى على مجموعة قصائد فى الحب والحياة ..
أعجبنتى القصيدة :

You are the drop, and the ocean.
You are kindness, you are anger,
You are sweetness, you are poison.
Do not make me more disheartened.
You are the chamber of the Sun,
You are the abode of Venus,
You are the garden of all hope.
Oh, Beloved, let me enter.
You are daylight, you are fasting,
You are the fruit of misery,
You are water, you are the bowl,
Oh, give me some water this time.
You are the grain of wheat, the snare,
You are the w
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Taymara Jagmohan
Rumi is splendid. He's not a paragon however, but this is a beautiful, short read for a Sunny Afternoon.

What have you learnt Taymara?

I didn't learn a lot, but these are the poems that amazed me. Riveted in these are pristine, magnificent meanings.


*We are all the same.*
Listen to the reeds as they sway apart;
Hear them speak of lost friends.
At birth, you were cut from your bed,
Crying and grasping in separation.
Everyone listens, knowing your song.
You yearn for others who know your name,
And the wor
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Ahmad Sharabiani
علت عاشق ز علتها جداست عشق اصطرلاب اسرار خداست
Love has no cause; it is the astrolabe of God’s secrets.
عاشقی گر زین سر و، گر زان سر است عاقبت ما را بدان شه رهبر است
Lover and Loving are inseparable, and timeless.
هر چه گویم عشق را شرح و بیان چون به عشق آیم خجل گردم از آن
Although I may try to write about Love, I am rendered helpless;
گر چه تفسیر زبان روشنگر است لیك عشق بی زبان روشنتر است
Although I may try to describe Love, when I experience it I am speechless.
چون قلم اندر نوشتن میشتافت چون به عشق آمد
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Diana
Comentarios y fragmentos para el futuro. El amor es como un ladrón en la noche.

I- Sobre la alquimia como una forma de dialéctica. Elogio de un Dios alquimista.
You are the master alchemist.

You light the fire of love
in earth and sky
in heart and soul
of every being.

Through your loving
existence and nonexistence merge.
All opposites unite.
all that is profane
becomes sacred again. (p. 19)


II- El sueño es humo, el amor y Dios-en-el-cuerpo.
You arouse with your touch
although I can’t see your hands.
You have k
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Jennifer
So one night I got all hopped up on the idea of getting my poetry collection all entered into goodreads, so spent the evening transporting stacks of books from my shelves to my computer and back, entering ISBNs. Many books I spent some time flipping through, trying to remember if I'd read them all the way through, and if so, what I'd thought of them. This book was so short, I thought, "I should just read it now, and I'll know for sure."

This book was, sadly, a disappointment. It was Rumi, alright
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Stephanie Kapllani
I wish I knew what love like this felt like but I have yet to find it. In the words of Rumi I am currently "reading the myths of love" and someday I hope to become a "mythical lover."

My favorite poems are Lost in the Wilderness, Looking for your Face, Looking for Love, I Am Yours, Do you love me?, The Agony of Lovers, and I Am and Am Not.

"I long to escape the prison of my ego and lose myself in the mountains and desert."
Fredrika Lawson
Jan 24, 2011 Fredrika Lawson is currently reading it
THE GENRE OF THIS BOOK IS POETRY AND REMINDED ME OF MYSELF AT SOME POINTS.IT WAS A POETRY BOOK NTHAT REMINDED ME OF WHAT I HAVE BEEN THROUGH IN PAST RELATIONSHIPS WITH LOVERS AND FRIENDS.THE LOVE POEMS OF RUMI HAD A CHARACTER DEVELOPE THAT MADE THE READER UNDERSTAND THAT THERE IS NOT JUST ONE SOUTION TO EVERY PROBLEM. I WISH I WOULD HAVE READ THIS BOOK BEFORE I WENT THROUGH MY PAST EXPERIENCES TO AVOID ALL THE EXTRA ACTIVITY.THE STRUCTURE OF THIS BOOK IS LOVE, FEELINGS, EMOTIONS, AND OBLIGATIONS ...more
Peach
I'm reading and re-reading love poems lately, as I'm getting married next month and have been on the hunt for the perfect reading for our ceremony. Rumi, who I always thought of, maybe only by stereotype and not really by truth, as a steady, sort of wise thinker who contemplatively and maturely crafts poems from this noble, truth-holding sort of place, is kind of crazy when it comes to love.

I'd hoped to find a reading that would capture the essence of love in a peaceful and harmonic state: witho
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Fredrika Lawson
THE LOVE POEMS OF RUMI WAS A FANTASTIC POETRY BOOK BY DEEPAK CHOPRA. THE POEMS WERE ALL ABOUT LOVE WHICH HIS TITLE PROVES BUT ALSO ABOUT DIFFERENT RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHERS THAT ARE IN YOUR LIFE OR ACTUALLY YOUR LOVER.
THE TYPE OF POET DEEPAK IS, IS WISE VERY OPEN MINDED AND MAKES THE READER FEEL WHAT HE IS WRITING ABOUT THROUGH HIS WORDS. THE AUTHOR MAKES A READER THINK ABOUT THEIR MISTAKES OR THEIR GOOD TIMES IN A DIFFERENT MATTER HE WOULD BREAK IT DOWN SO THAT ANYONE THAT WAS READING HIS POETR
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Charlie
It frustrates me how much more attention is given in this book to Deepak Chopra, a man who profits off other people's spirituality, than to the thirteenth-century Persian poet who wrote the works Chopra collected here. I also think the poems chosen were a little repetitive, talking on almost every other page about "fiery passion". Maybe this was just an act of bad translating. Some of the poems were really nice, despite knowing they'd likely be better in their original language. One quote I like ...more
Aurora
To be kissed in another language.
Another time.
Or our hearts just don't rhyme.

"Silence is the language of God,
All else is poor translation."
-Rumi

1.5 I don't know. I can't judge Rumi and I don't know how well the translator is actually doing--it seems like it the English part of the relationship could be better. I read it sporadically over a few months...with a different influences in my heart. Maybe I just don't see love as fire as often as interpreted. I just put the book down being frustrate
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Laurie Hanan
Wow, what can I possibly say to describe the poetry of Rumi? I couldn't see through my tears as I tried to read. I want to feel the same ecstacy in my connection with God that Rumi felt all those years ago.

In some parts, you'd swear Rumi had been reading A New Earth, back in the 1200's. Or maybe Eckhart Tolle is a fan of Rumi?
Abby
I was introduced to Rumi in a Middle Eastern Literature class in college. Like so many before me, I fell in love with his passionate, intense, and spiritual poetry. This little book is a must for all romantics, poets, and dreamers. It might just even convert a few cynics out there, too.
Joel
i cannot say enough of Rumi.
a must read...especially if you're a lover.
Margaret aka serenityblue Jackson
My sister Amanda introduced me to this wonderful poet:)
Ati Lombardi
marvellous...
Shabnam
I think about this book is.... I have my book notes it is a lot of typing but here it is enjoy...

Book Notes:
• It was born Jalal ad-Din Prophet Mohammad was in Persia in the early of the thirteenth century, on the poetry will knowing of Rumi he was named after of the city where he lived to be composed works of the mysticism with the desire that will be inspired countless people in his times with throughout on the centuries. On his poems it will be expressed of the deepest longings in the human he
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Devi Nilasari
Rumi adalah penuh makna, ini adalah salah satu Poems favorite-ku...

Oh Tuhan Kasih Sayang, Kehidupan, dan Kematian! Engkau telah menciptakan jiwa-jiwa kami. Engkaulah pembimbing roh-roh kami menuju cahaya dan kegelapan. Engkulah penenang hati kami dan membuat hati kami berharap dan bersedih.
Tuhanku, Engkau telah melemparkanku dari tanah kelahiranku dan menempatkanku di tanah yang lain, dan menyingkapkan padaku kekuatan Kematian yang melampaui kehidupan, dan Kesedihan yang melampui Kesenangan. Eng
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John
I mean- love poems get me. They just snag at imperfections of my broken heart. tears. rumi's poems are up there with the greats. not as amazing as neruda but very real and visceral. most of the poems feel honest and powerful without being overbearing. I imagine this would be a good book to reference when dating women. Do guys do this still? They should. Poetry is like the mario kart rainbow road shortcut to a woman's heart.
Shahd Fadlalmoula
People want you to be happy.
Don't keep serving them your pain!

If you could untie your wings
and free your soul of jealously,

you and everyone around f you
would fly up like doves.

This is a refreshing alternative perspective! The book as a whole was not the best, and a lot felt lost in translation, as is what usually happens with translated poetry. Nonetheless it was a short and sweet read.
Edda
My heart is on fire!
In my madness
I roam the desert
The flames of my passion
devour the wind and the sky

My cries of longing
My wails of sorrow
are tormenting my soul

You wait
patiently
looking into my intoxicated eyes
You accept my passion
with the serenity of love
You are the master of existence

One day I shall be
a Lover like you
Austin Wright
Rumi is the best. Why Chopra decided to manipulate his poems I'll never know (C.R.E.A.M.)

Please read literal translations of Rumi!!!

If you're interested, Bernard Lewis' "Music of a distant drum" is amazing and has a real flavor of Rumi and his peoples.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/8...
Meredith
I bought this during my poetry kick this past sumer. I saved it to read towards Valentine's Day and I am glad that did! I have known of Deepak Chopra for a while, but have never had the pleasure to read any of his selections until now. I was pleased and will certainly not only read more of Chopra's books, but I would love to read more of Rumi's poems as well. I will be using the suggested reading list provided at the back of the book for sure.

Here is one of my favorite selections from this littl
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Jenna Baker
By the time I picked up this little book of Rumi's work, I've danced through quite a few translations of his poetry. Sadly, this mini (only 60 or so pages!) collection was a disappointment. Rumi, of course, remains a whirling, ecstatic poet but this translation feels rather forced and contrived. This book is made up solely of his odes to the beloved and the fire-passion that this devotion brings, but they have been simplified to a almost western notion of what love poems should be. Only his shor ...more
Denis Chacha
The poems in this tiny book, each captivated me with with the intensity with wich they conveyed the longing and the need of the soul for Love, a connection with the divine.
Lillian
Loved this book so inspiring, sometimes it was hard to understand but I loved the illustrations and the real Persian writing on the sides in the text I read.
Daniel Lomax
I should have known anything Deepak Chopra put his name to would be drivel. It's like the bad poetry of a repressed teenager. I feel this and I feel that, blah blah blah. Free-association in all the wrong places. It does however come across as sincere (and, mercifully, terse).

I also feel like Rumi was not making full use of his time machine by using it to name several of his poems after 20th century pop hits, such as "Looking For Love", "Desire" and "Do You Love Me?".

Hold up! Before you go...I a
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Rebekah Robertson
I liked this book because I was able to find it, with my limited knowledge. And at the end is a nice list of additional reading by Rumi that I was able to photograph instead of trying to learn to spell his real name.
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Mawlānā Jalāl-ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī (Persian: مولانا جلال الدین محمد رومی), also known as Mawlānā Jalāl-ad-Dīn Muhammad Balḫī (Persian: محمد بلخى) or Maulana Jalal al-Din Rumi, but known to the English-speaking world simply as Rumi , was a 13th century Persian (Tādjīk) poet, Islamic jurist, and theologian. Rumi is a descriptive name meaning "the Roman" since he lived most pa
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