This dual-language volume opens a treasury of Rumi’s mystic thought and startling poetry. His verses pulsate with desire and longing, with sensuality, and with ecstatic celebration. Rumi found in his mystic poetry a vehicle for the expression of the endless spiritual bounties of love. He placed love at the center of his faith and doctrine, and he pronounced it to be the goal of his life and the only form of true worship. This collection is stunningly rendered in English by an award-winning poet and a distinguished translator of Arabic poetry.
Review from Oprah's "O" Magazine: Love Is My Savior: The Arabic poems of Rumi...one of ten recommended translations in its [April 2016 issue].
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“Like John Donne’s ‘Holy Sonnet 14,’ these works by the Persian poet Rumi—
in an English edition of his rarely translated Arabic verse—
sublimely blend the devotional and the erotic.”
— Dotun Akintoye, Oprah.com