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Coleman Barks and cellist reading poetry of 13th century Persian mystic Rumi Thursday

Published February 25, 2013 3:35 pm

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Coleman Barks, an acclaimed poet, translator and interpreter, will be at Libby Gardner Hall on the University of Utah campus Thursday night at 7 p.m. reading poetry of 13th century Persian mystic Rumi, called by some as the most widely read poet in America today.

Grammy-winning cellist David Darling will accompany the poetry reading. The event is presented by The Boulder Mountain Zendo and The Jung Society.Thursday Evening, February 28, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.Libby Gardner Concert Hall, University of UtahPurchase Tickets Online: http://www.kingtix.comBy phone: 801-581-7100In person: U.of U. Performing Arts Ticket Office, Kingsbury HallSustaining Donor: $100 (Preferred Seating w/ Special Event TBA)Supporting Donor: $35 (Preferred Seating)Contributing Donor: $20 (Regular Seating)

Here is an excerpt from the Sufi mystic's "Moving Water":

When you do things from your soul, you feel a rivermoving in you, a joy. When actions come from another section, the feelingdisappears. Don't let others lead you. They may be blind or, worse, vultures.Reach for the rope of God. And what is that? Putting aside self-will.