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The Love Poems of Rumi

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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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Sarah
Looking For Your Face

From the beginning of my life
I have been looking for your face
but today I have seen it

Today I have seen
the charm, the beauty,
the unfathomable grace
of the face
that I was looking for

Today I have found you
and those who laughed
and scorned me yesterday
are sorry that they were not looking
as I did

I am bewildered by the magnificence
of your beauty
and wish to see you
with a hundred eyes

My heart has burned with passion
and has searched forever
for this wondrous beauty
that I now behold

I
...more
Ahmad Sharabiani
The love poems of Rumi / edited by Deepak Chopra; translated by Deepak Chopra and Fereydoun Kia, London: Rider, 1993, 62 pages,
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 زبا
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Heidi The Reader
Apr 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: poetry
I think Rumi's poetry is unsurpassed in its mysticism and beauty.

"In your light I learn how to love.
In your beauty, how to make poems."

"You dance inside my chest,
where no one sees you,"

"but sometimes I do, and that
sight becomes this art."
pg 62

When my husband and I were first dating, we lived in different parts of the country. This was one of the books he sent when he found out that I loved poetry. He bought himself a copy too and we read it together- separately. Then we talked about it on the p
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Patrick Gibson
Sep 15, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: poetry
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.

Lisa *-* GiViNg It To YoU * LoCk StOcK & TwO SmOkiNg BaRrELs
Jun 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Lisa *-* GiViNg It To YoU by: Steven Walle
***3.5 StArS***



**I*N*S*P*I*R*I*N*G** &

**J.U.S.T.***A***L*I*T*T*L*E***B*E*A*U*T*I*F*U*L**


Jon(athan) Nakapalau
One of my favorite poets - love to read different translations of his work - nice introduction to this illuminated poet.
Tisha
Oct 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
“I have died to myself
and I live for you.

I've disappeared from myself
and my attributes,
I am present only for you.

I've forgotten all my learnings,
but from knowing you
I've become a scholar.

I've lost all my strength,
but from your power I am able.

If I love myself
I love you.
If I love you
I love myself.”


...........................................

"Oh God
Let all lovers be content
Give them happy endings
Let their lives be celebrations
Let their hearts dance in the fire of your love"


These beau
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Ala'a Ahmed
Feb 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
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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Shokufeh شکوفه  Kavani کاوانی
Yes, the cause of all human emotional sicknesses is lack of love.
Edda
Apr 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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
Sneha Khatri
Dec 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Rumi's finest collection. A must read, of course.
Chris_P
Rumi's poems are the proof that some things in life are simply timeless. Other than that, they're too "rainbows and butterflies" for my taste.
Jennifer
Jun 12, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: poetry
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
...more
d
Apr 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
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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Taymara Jagmohan
Mar 15, 2012 rated it liked it
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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Lori
Lovely little book of poems that my husband bought for me for christmas.
All together now....
Awwwwww....!
Tuba
Jan 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
People want you to be happy.
Don't keep serving them your pain!

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

you and everyone around you
would fly up like doves.
Peach
Apr 07, 2008 rated it it was amazing
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
...more
Stephanie Kapllani
May 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
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."
Neelam Babul
Sep 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I am astonished and bewildered by the beautiful poems I read in this book. I recall reading one of his poems as a child but these beautiful gems are so enthralling and intense, I felt a tugging at my heart as I read of the love Rumi feels for his beloved.

The poems have a mystical feel which is so engrossing and entertaining. These are poems I will read again and again because I will never tire of reading them or deriving blissful enjoyment from them.

Rumi is a master poet.
Laurie Hanan
Apr 26, 2008 rated it it was amazing
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
Jan 09, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, romance, poetry
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.
Ati Lombardi
Feb 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing
marvellous...
Joel
Jun 24, 2009 rated it it was amazing
i cannot say enough of Rumi.
a must read...especially if you're a lover.
Satyajeet
Jun 09, 2018 rated it did not like it
Rumi is great, a genius! This is not about Rumi.

I would rate this -1 if that was possible to do. I love Rumi, and I've read quite a lot of his work. This is the worst thing that can happen with Rumi's work! I'll just say it simply, do not pick this book. I repeat, DO NOT!
Skip this in every possible way, do not come near this, please read the original literal translations - which is available in most languages - or you can go for the one by Coleman Barks or the one by Bernard Lewis, anything e
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Fredrika Lawson
Jan 24, 2011 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
Austin Wright
Aug 27, 2014 rated it it was ok
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...
Margaret aka serenityblue Jackson
My sister Amanda introduced me to this wonderful poet:)
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
...more
Christiana Hadji
Aug 04, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: non-greek, poetry
Έπρεπε να ακολουθήσω το αρχικό μου ένστικτό και να αποφύγω οτιδήποτε φέρει την υπογραφή του Deepak Chopra. Είμαι σίγουρη πως η ποίηση του Rumi θα ακουγόταν απείρως καλύτερη στην αυθεντική της γλώσσα, (πιθανώς συνοδευόμενη και από λίγη οριεντάλ μουσικούλα;) πριν της αλλάξει τα φώτα ο ψευδο-spiritual γκουρού Deepak Chopra και την μετατρέψει σε στίχους αμερικάνικων καψουροτράγουδων τρίτης κατηγορίας.

Απόσπασμα από το βιβλίο:
My sweetheart
You have aroused my passion
Your touch has filled me with desire
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Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī - also known as Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Balkhī, Mevlânâ/Mawlānā (مولانا, "our master"), Mevlevî/Mawlawī (مولوی, "my master") and more popularly simply as 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 lan ...more
“You are the Essence of the Essence,
The intoxication of Love.
I long to sing Your Praises
but stand mute
with the agony of wishing in my heart !”
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“Looking for Your Face

From the beginning of my life
I have been looking for your face
but today I have seen it

Today I have seen
the charm, the beauty,
the unfathomable grace
of the face
that I was looking for

Today I have found you
and those who laughed
and scorned me yesterday
are sorry that they were not looking
as I did

I am bewildered by the magnificence
of your beauty
and wish to see you
with a hundred eyes

My heart has burned with passion
and has searched forever
for this wondrous beauty
that I now behold

I am ashamed
to call this love human
and afraid of God
to call it divine

Your fragrant breath
like the morning breeze
has come to the stillness of the garden
You have breathed new life into me
I have become your sunshine
and also your shadow

My soul is screaming in ecstasy
Every fiber of my being
is in love with you

Your effulgence
has lit a fire in my heart
and you have made radiant
for me
the earth and sky

My arrow of love
has arrived at the target
I am in the house of mercy
and my heart
is a place of prayer”
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