The Purity of Desire: 100 Poems of Rumi (Paperback)

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The first full-length volume of Rumi's cherished verse by bestselling poet Daniel Ladinsky
Renowned for his poignant renderings of Hafiz's mystical texts, Daniel Ladinsky captures the beauty, intimacy, and musicality of another of Islam's most beloved poets and spiritual thinkers. In collaboration here with Nancy Owen Barton, and with learned insight and a delicate touch, they explore the nuances of desire--that universal emotion--in verse inspired by Rumi's love and admiration for his companion and spiritual teacher, Shams-e Tabriz. These poems thoughtfully capture the compelling wisdom of one of Islam's most revered artistic and religious voices and one of the most widely read poets in the English language.

About the Author

Daniel Ladinsky is editor and translator of <i>The Gift: Poems by Hafiz</i> and several other poetry collections. For six years he studied with Meher Baba's spiritual community in western India.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780143121619
ISBN-10: 0143121618
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: November 27th, 2012
Pages: 117
Language: English