Jelaluddin Rumi (1207-1273) was a master of ecstatic poetry. His illuminating words have inspired countless people throughout history, and today, thanks to the magical translations of Coleman Barks, Rumi's poetry is more popular than ever. In the Rumi: Heart of the Beloved 2009 wall calendar, Mr. Barks' translations are paired with exquisite Persian miniatures. The rich intricacy of the artwork complements Rumi's mystical metaphors, in which the yearning for the divine beloved represents the soul's quest for wholeness.
Literature-Fiction, Poetry, Themes-Styles, Inspirational-Religious,