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The Spiritual Poems of Rumi

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I had never read, or even heard of Rumi before. Yes I feel bad. I'm very glad I read this however, as although these were written long ago they still resonated with me and I enjoyed a large number of the poems.

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This was an enjoyable read. I had read a little from Rumi in the past, but this was my first experience with a book completely devoted to his work. It was really good!

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Rumi has always been an interesting read. This is a great collection and the new poems are a nice treat for people that have read other Rumi

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Rumi is one of my favorite poets, and this is a fantastic collection. Anyone who has ever been in love needs to read this.

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Essential Rumi. This is a great text for beginners or lovers of Rumi.

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This is a wonderful collection of poetry by Rumi. I had read some of his poems previously, but was entranced by the beauty of the words and the deep spirituality contained within. While Rumi was a Sufi mystic and deeply religious, many of the poems are about the human condition and so are universal.
This is not a book to be read in one sitting, it is too deep for that. Instead, take one poem at a time, savour it, meditate on it and absorb its meaning before moving on to the next. I found myself choosing a poem at random, then waiting a week or so before moving on. Not all the poems appealed to me, but the ones that did will stay with me for a very long time, if not forever.

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It's almost hard to believe that these poems are considered ancient...

I've heard and read Rumi's name before but I actually don't know who really is and what he actually did. All I know is that he's someone important. LOL. Anyway, I was intrigued when I saw this book of poems on Netgalley, I just had to request it.

Rumi is undeniably a good poet, that I consider his poems timeless. Though they were written long, long ago, they still ring truths for today. His choice of words were just simple, (or maybe it's just the translation,) yet when you truly grasp what they mean, simplicity is not one of the words you would use to describe the poems. The messages he was trying to convey in each poem was deep.

I admit though that not all of them were amazing for me. I love most of the poems but not all. Still, this book of poetry is a gift and I wish everyone reads it. :)

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This collection of over 120 of Rumi’s spiritual poems translated by Nader Khalili are a beautiful collection of Rumi's poems on spirituality, love and the Divine. I found this a very touching collection and it was beautifully done. Each page is illustrated and adds to the depth and beauty of this poetry. This is a book to read as a constant to find the beauty in everyday life for everyone.
I highly recommend this book for everyone that enjoys Rumi and his works.

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Soulful poems by Rumi are always inspiring. A must read for the fans of Urdu poetry.

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I am not a big reader of poetry, so keep that in mind when reading my review. I want to delve more into this part of the literature. I read some contemporary poetry which I really liked and I was delighted when I was offered the chance to read some older poems that are not the usual European ones I am used to.

What I liked the most about this collection was the design of it. The layout of the pages and how well the words worked with the illustrations. I was also surprised by how contemporary the poems felt even though they were written hundreds of year ago. The technology and society might have evolved, but deep inside we are the same.

Personally I did not resonate with all the themes presented in this collection. I also feel like some poems were too long or too repetitive, although that might have been the intention. Yet some words were extremely beautiful and I would definitely seek more of Rumi's poetry to enjoy from time to time.

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I've read a lot of good feedbacks about this, hence I immediately ask for the ARC of this book. Readers will reflect and will have self-realization while reading the verses in this brilliant book. There are a lot of beautiful and remarkable poems that were compiled in this anthology. Reading these classic poems from the world-renown Persian poet Rumi will amaze anyone on how stunning they were written.

If ever I see the actual copy of this in local bookstores here in my country, I would definitely buy one because this kind of poems are timeless, classic and are definitely collector’s item.

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Rumi's poetry has been admired by the world for centuries. There's a reason for that; like any great poetry, it is universal in its appeal; it touches us, make us think, make us feel, and is timeless.

I have several versions of Rumi's poems on my bookshelf, and this is an excellent one. I was especially excited to see that twenty-one previously unpublished poems are included!! Nadedar Khalili's translations are quite good. The tile mosaics which accompany each poem are beautiful and their visual beauty only enhances the poetry to make the book extra special.

This would be a great addition to any bookshelf; and a fine gift for those who enjoy poetry.

Many thanks to NetGalley and Wellfleet press for allowing me to read an e-ARC of this outstanding book in exchange for an honest review. The thoughts expressed here are strictly my own.

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Jalaloodin Mohammed Balkhi Rumi was born in 1207, in present-day Afghanistan. His family fled to what is now a major Turkish city. He studied languages, science, logic and Islamic philosophy. It was love and heartbreak that turned Rumi to poetry. And here we are centuries later, thanks to translator Nader Khalili, being wowed by his verses.

This collection of poems is separated in three (3) sections:
Pearls from the Deep: poems not previously published
Fountain of Fire: poems chosen from the translator's books
Dancing the Flame: poems chosen from the translator's books

Some of the poems, and almost a whole section, went over my head far as comprehension. I guess I'm not deep or spiritual enough. But I did understand the main message: people can find bliss and freedom through pure love. Across all religions, love is respected. Life is not to be wasted with sorrow or laziness. And this proves why Rumi remains a mystic poet capturing many religions.

The Spiritual Poems of RUMI is a great introduction for readers new to Rumi while also giving fans a fresh collection to marvel over. One of the best features is the artwork and design on opposite pages of the poems. I must say it is a relaxing, enlightening read.

Happy Pub Day! The Spiritual Poems of RUMI is now available.

LiteraryMarie

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I adore Rumi's poetry and was delighted to come across this brand new translation. This edition contains over 120 of his poems, including a section, Pearls of the Deep, with previously unpublished poetry. I tend to find reading Rumi a meditative process, and this edition with its stunning artwork – the poems are framed with panels of Islamic geometric patterns – allows for a truly immersive experience.

Nader Khalili's translation is elegant and maintains the mystical and introspective quality of Rumi's poetry. I would have preferred the capitalisation of the personal pronoun "I" in the poems, but this did not detract from my enjoyment of the translation.

I reviewed a digital ARC, and I look forward to buying a physical copy soon for the gorgeous art.

Thank you Netgalley and Wellfleet Press for an ARC!

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I can't claim to be an avid poetry reader but this book caught my attention as I have heard so much of the master that is Rumi. To explain the essence of his works would be an injustice to poetry - one needs to feel his words to truly understand the beauty and depth that he conveys. I would certainly read this book again to fully appreciate it and to feel inspired.

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I’m not a big poetry person, but even I liked this collection and found some thought-provoking stuff in here. This edition is also beautifully illustrated with colourful patterns throughout. Very nice.

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Absolutely stunning collection of poetry from the Persian poet, Rumi. It's hard to believe that these verses were written 8 centuries ago, as they still resonate deeply today.

I own many volumes of poetry by Rumi, but this is an especially good one. The subtle artwork is exquisite and enhances the poetry. The translations are new to me and allow me to see the work through another prism.

A beautiful book for poetry lover or novice alike!

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Beautiful, affecting and as timely now as when they were written. I find myself coming back to this collection of poems frequently to re-read the gorgeously evocative words. A real joy.

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I love this book! I love the cover, the pages, and the poems. Everything about this book is amazing. The poems are so inspiring!

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This is collection of poems from Jalaluddin Mevlana Rumi. This is my first time reading about this poet.
I may be a little ignorant with the poetry genre but I like to get out of my comfortable zone and read something different. I like some of the poems but I didn't find them mind blowing (it may be my ignorance).
Overall I found the book interesting, maybe reading in a slower pace will made me analyze the poems some more.

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