Poems of Rumi for the Gaelic cultural calendar in Nova Scotia.
Selected English poems by Rumi interpreter Coleman Barks with Gaelic translations and other original poems.
Lewis MacKinnon's fourth Scottish Gaelic poetry collection features translations of the Rumi interpretations of poet Coleman Barks alongside MacKinnon's own original poems. The poems in the collection are grouped thematically in sections corresponding to days that are celebrated in the Gaelic cultural calendar year in Nova Scotia.
MacKinnon gives us an insight into some powerful and important poetry and thoughts from a truly remarkable mind, that of a man from a distant past and a far away place, but one whose words still resonate with everyday life today. A fine and well put together piece of work, worthy of widespread attention. I recommend it tothe world. Beware - it will make you think!
Angus MacLeod, Goose Cove, Cape Breton
This elegant book brings together poetry from different eras and countries but all in pursuit of the same objective - wisdom. It's a great delight to read important new writing like this from Canada. One will return to this book many times to visit some of the poems. [...] some must be pondered and others are short, neat and strike your mind like a sunbeam. Without doubt it will make you ponder many subjects, which will itself be a joy to the reader.
Dr. Angus MacLeod, Glasgow
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