Rumi: We Are Three. Jalaluddin Rumi.
Rumi: We Are Three
Rumi: We Are Three
Rumi: We Are Three

Rumi: We Are Three

ISBN: 0961891602
Athens, GA: Maypop Books, 1987. First Edition Thus; Second Expanded Printing. Softcover. Inscribed & signed by translator Coleman Barks to Thomas Rain Crowe, & with hand-written Rumi quote. "Jalaluddin Rumi (1207-1273) is a Master of ecstatic groundedness. "Both worlds are here." This new collection of quatrains, odes, and long rambles through the Mathnawi is full of animal fables, insect fables, (There's even a vegetable fable, the chickpea poem.) jokes, stories of human orneriness and human innocence, all saturated with Rumi's deep teaching, and set with images of his spiritual surrender." (back cover) A collection of poems by the great Afghan-Sufi mystic-poet, newly translated by Coleman Barks, the acclaimed southern American poet & translator who has collaborated with Robert Bly. Trade-format softcover original, first edition thus, "Second printing, with additional poems" as noted on copyright page. On the title page, at & near upper margin, Coleman has hand-written, signed & dated during year of publication: "9/15/87/ For Thomas rain/ Crowe-/ All synchronicities (sic) +/ love + work +/ gratitude (underlined)./ (signed) Coleman." Thomas Rain Crowe is the noted North Carolinian poet & publisher who was at the center of the Baby Beat Generation/ Second San Francisco Renaissance during the 1970s (see our book, Starting from San Francisco, item No. 3071, Deluxe Edition No. 3075). Additionally, Barks has hand-written below the above near lower right corner of title page: "Rumi says-/ "I slide like an/ empty boat/ pulled over the/ water."/ p. 24." Indeed, on the page he refers to is this Rumi quote, the last sentence. A profound Rumi collectible with enthusiastic poet-to-poet association & provenance. In very fine condition with only very mild rubbing to front, back covers & spine; mild wear & a few tiny bumps at edges & corners of same; small area of rubbed fading & tiny non-penetrating dimples at mid-upper margin & edge of front cover; mild spotting to edges of text block, esp. upper edge. Interior very fine; substantially mint. Very Fine. [Item #3778]

Price: $25.00