By Jalal Al-din Rumi
The passionate, often ecstatic poetry of Jelaluddin Rumi (1207-1273) reaches across traditions and across the centuries and speaks directly to the hearts of the people of today. Colman Barks’ translations have significantly contributed to Rumi’s reputation as “the most popular poet in America”. In this magnificent volume the poems and Barks engaged commentaries are magically interwoven with the stunning imagery of the acclaimed artist and illustrator Michael Green.
Translation and Commentary by Coleman Barks
Illuminations by Michael Green
Broadway Books – 1997, hardback, 128 pages