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The Glance: Songs of Soul-Meeting

Authors: Rumi, Jalaloddin
Series: Compass
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: POE013000, POE003000, POE008000
ISBN: 9781101127803, Related ISBNs: 014100231X, 014180078X, 0670887552, 1101127805, 9780141002316
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 128,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: 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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