One-Handed Basket Weaving: Poems on the Theme of Work
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One-Handed Basket Weaving: Poems on the Theme of Work

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Sufis refer to themselves as "workers" and "lovers" interchangeably, and the action that needs doing always involves a companionship with the spiritual world. In these poems from the Mathnawi, Rumi finds metaphors for that mysterious cooperation.
Paperback, 136 pages
Published October 28th 1992 by Maypop Books (first published October 1992)
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Ron Grunberg
What am I supposed to say about Rumi. I started a poem once in his honor. It began:

The night is so long.
And yet there is the quiver of the day.
Where are you when you are not?

Well anyway, his stories and poems are fire-full and meaningful. He's a patient story teller and a mystic writer. His similes and parallels all meld.

His writing I believe is in its 800th year, or will be 800 before long. He's entertaining on a one-page read or when you have more time. Coleman Barks translation can't go wrong...more
So uplifting after a hellish sermon in church.
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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 par...more
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