A Passion for God

The poems of Rumi as interpreted by an Iranian ensemble and read by Coleman Barks.

I Want Burning

Coleman Barks reads popular Rumi quatrains, accompanied by music. Courtesy of

Sounds True.

Through Eternity

The Dastan Ensemble performs Rumi poems set to music. Courtesy of

Sounds True.

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About Coleman Barks


Coleman Barks is the premier American translator of Rumi's poetry. His radically fresh versions of the poems have made Rumi the best-selling poet in the U.S. today.

About the Dastan Ensemble

Iran's acclaimed Dastan Ensemble includes Kayhan Kalhor on setar and kamancheh, Pejman Hadadi on percussion, Hamid Motebassem on setar and tar, Hossein Behroozi-Nia on barbat, and singer Shahram Nazeri, one of Persian music's great classical singers. The group has played to standing-room-only audiences at music festivals and concerts across the globe.

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