The Glance: Songs Of Soul-meeting

Paperback | September 1, 2001

byJalaloddin RumiTranslated byColeman Barks, Nevit Ergin

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In 1244, the brilliant poet Rumi and the wandering dervish Shams of Tabriz met and immediately fell into a deep spiritual connection. The Glance taps a major, yet little explored theme in Rumi's poetry-the mystical experience that occurs in the meeting of the eyes of the lover and the beloved, parent and child, friend and soul mate.

Coleman Barks's new translations of these powerful and complex poems capture Rumi's range from the ethereal to the everyday. They reveal the unique place of human desire, love, and ecstasy, where there exists not just the union of two souls, but the crux of the universe.

Here is a new kind of love lyric for our time-one of longing, connection, and wholeness.

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In 1244, the brilliant poet Rumi and the wandering dervish Shams of Tabriz met and immediately fell into a deep spiritual connection. The Glance taps a major, yet little explored theme in Rumi's poetry-the mystical experience that occurs in the meeting of the eyes of the lover and the beloved, parent and child, friend and soul mate.Col...

Called 'Jelaluddin Balkhi' by the Persians and Afghans, Rumi was born on September 30, 1207, in Balkh, Afghanistan, then a part of the Persian Empire. Between 1215 and 1220, he and his family fled the threat of the invading Mongols and emigrated to Konya, Turkey; it was sometime after this that he became known as 'Rumi' meaning 'from R...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 8.4 × 4.99 × 0.33 inPublished:September 1, 2001Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:014100231X

ISBN - 13:9780141002316

Appropriate for ages: 18 - 18

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"Barks's translation is fluid and clear, further strengthening his reputation as one of the foremost Rumi experts writing in English today." —Kirkus Reviews

"Here are some of the most beautiful love lyrics ever spoken....Barks's translations are justly famous for their bell-like clarity and sharp simplicity. A highly desirable book, in all senses of desire." —Booklist