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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, the friendship within which one does fearless work born of love.
Paperback, 132 pages
Published January 1st 1992 by Maypop Books
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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
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So uplifting after a hellish sermon in church.
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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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