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The Pocket Rumi Reader (Shambhala Dragon Editions)

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Rumi has never been more popular among American readers. Here is a pocket-sized collection of his inspiring poetry, small enough to take anywhere. The Pocket Rumi Reader contains selections from four previously published books, as well as new translations of Rumi's short lyric poems Kabir and Camille Helminski, and others.
Paperback, 231 pages
Published February 13th 2001 by Shambhala
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Shaimaa
Jan 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I keep this book by my bed, and I make sure that I have it everywhere I go. When you read this book (in fact when you read any book for Rumi) you will notice three things;

First: this is not the kind of book that you can get through in one night and you’re done with it, as actually when reading it you will be forced to slowly read it, observe it and feel it. You will learn to take a sip at a time of the enlightenment doses it offers.

Second: once you finish it ,you will read it over and over agai
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Alexis Johnson
Nov 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: poetry-musings
I have had this lovely little book for years. Rumi, like most Middle Eastern writers, is incredibly quotable and applicable even centuries later. He was incredibly wise and imparted his wisdom into simple, yet profound stanzas. Like Gibran, I don't particularly agree with everything he says, but most of it is just undeniably universal, and so beautifully written.
Fusun Dulger charles
Feb 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Kabir Helmimski is for me the best translator of Rumi. He really feels him. I carry this little book in my handbag, always on the ready to read it when I have a moment. Waiting at the doctor, at the has station, anywhere I have to wait.
Amy
Sep 10, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It doesn't seem to matter what page you open to, there is something for you. It's calming and grounding. I am keeping this little book on my desk at work to open and enjoy when I need a 5 minute reflection.
Teree
Aug 02, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: poetry
One of a few great translations.
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Abidah
Mar 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Rumi as usual ;)
Rah~ri
Oct 21, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Lovers of Life
Always keep this little copy in my truck! Love it!
Dan
Dec 23, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: poetry
Maybe something was lost in translation from Farsi, or maybe I still just don't get most poetry, but I didn't find 'Rumi' interesting at all.
Sammy Sutton
Oct 26, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Excellent translation and editing. Great collection covering an array of Rumi's subjects.
Hadeer
Sep 19, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012
Out of this world!
Holly
Jan 07, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018-reads
I want to read more poetry this year so I started with this book of Rumi’s poems and unfortunately it’s not my favorite. I need poetry to speak to me and this didn’t, even tho the poems themselves are beautiful.
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Rumi was a 13th-century Persian poet, jurist, Islamic scholar, theologian and Sufi mystic who lived in Konya, a city of Ottoman Empire (Today's Turkey). 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 Tur
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