The Purity of Desire

The Purity of Desire

100 Poems of Rumi

Written by:
Written by: Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi
Introduction by:
Contribution by: Nancy Owen Barton

Additional Formats
  • Ebook
  • ISBN 9781101602973
  • 144 Pages
  • Penguin Books
  • Adult


The first full-length volume of Rumi’s cherished verse by bestselling poet Daniel Ladinsky

Renowned for his poignant renderings of Hafiz’s mystical texts, Daniel Ladinsky captures the beauty, intimacy, and musicality of another of Islam’s most beloved poets and spiritual thinkers. In collaboration here with Nancy Owen Barton, and with learned insight and a delicate touch, they explore the nuances of desire—that universal emotion—in verse inspired by Rumi’s love and admiration for his companion and spiritual teacher, Shams-e Tabriz. These poems thoughtfully capture the compelling wisdom of one of Islam’s most revered artistic and religious voices and one of the most widely read poets in the English language.
The Purity of Desire

The Purity of Desire

Written by: Daniel Ladinsky, Written by: Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi, Introduction by: Daniel Ladinsky, Contribution by: Nancy Owen Barton