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Divining Poets: Rumi: A Quotable Deck from Turtle Point Press

Divining Poets: Rumi: A Quotable Deck from Turtle Point Press

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Turtle Point Press is pleased to introduce the Divining Poets Quotable Deck Series. These elegant, boxed sets of seventy-eight cards à la tarot decks feature short quotes meant to inspire, provoke, and guide users—to contemplate, memorize, or answer life questions. We begin with the great Rumi, in fresh and wonderfully accessible translations.

Persian speakers often tell their fortunes and seek life advice by randomly choosing lines from their classical poets. Brad Gooch discovered why as he worked on Rumi’s Secret, his biography of the wisest poet of all, as well as his forthcoming Everyman's Library collaborative book of translations, Rumi: Unseen Poems, and his popular Twitter feed, @RumiSecrets. Speaking soul-to-soul, with cosmic intimacy, Rumi is always urgently telling us what we need to know on the journey of our lives in haunting, divine, radiant words.

The set includes a display stand, plus an instruction card with tips on how to use the deck. This is pocket-sized wisdom to give and to keep, here in perfect time for the holiday season.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781885983718
Publisher: Turtle Point Press
Publication date: 11/05/2019
Series: Divining Poets: A Quotable Deck from Turtle Point Press Series
Pages: 78
Product dimensions: 3.90(w) x 5.30(h) x 1.60(d)

About the Author

JALAL AL-DIN RUMI was born in 1207 in Central Asia. He founded the mystic Sufi order known to us as the Whirling Dervishes, who use dance and music as part of their spiritual devotion. He died in 1273 and his burial place in Konya, Turkey, remains a shrine to this day.

BRAD GOOCH, bestselling author of Smash Cut, Flannery, and City Poet, wrote the first popular biography of Rumi, Rumi's Secret, which was published by HarperCollins in 2017 to critical acclaim.

MARYAM MORTAZ is an Iranian-American writer, translator, and author of the short story collection Pushkin and Other Stories.

Read an Excerpt

Give up art and logic for amazement.

When you discover the source of sunlight, whatever direction you go will be east.

The world is a book. Your soul is the title page.

If your beloved is a fire, step into the flames.

Be as silent as a fish, and dive into the ocean of joy.

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