Just Being Here

Rumi and Human Friendship
Genre: Poetry
CD - abridged
Audio (1 disc)
Product Number: B00731
Released: Sep 28, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781604075649
Publisher: Sounds True
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When the Persian mystic poet Rumi met the wild dervish Shams Tabriz, he said, "What I had thought of before as God, I met today in a human being." Rumi's poetry grew out of their evolving friendship, explains translator Coleman Barks, and continues into the present, "widening and deepening to become an atmosphere that dissolves boundaries and lets us breathe more freely." On Just Being Here, Coleman joins a close companion of his own--Grammy-winning cellist David Darling--to present a meticulously crafted three-CD celebration of friendship through Rumi's beloved poetry.