Coleman Barks / Barry and Shelley Phillips | What Was Said To The Rose

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What Was Said To The Rose

by Coleman Barks / Barry and Shelley Phillips

The poems of Rumi interpreted and read by Coleman Barks, with background music performed by harp and cello.
Genre: Spoken Word: Poetry
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1. What Was Told Coleman Barks; Barry Phillips; Shelley Phillips
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2. The Death of Saladin Coleman Barks; Barry Phillips; Shelley Phillips
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3. The Indian Tree & One Song Coleman Barks; Barry Phillips; Shelley Phillips
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4. Sitting Together Coleman Barks; Barry Phillips; Shelley Phillips
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5. The Source of Joy & Roses Underfoot Coleman Barks; Barry Phillips; Shelley Phillips
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6. Amazed Mouth Coleman Barks; Barry Phillips; Shelley Phillips
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7. The Music We Are Coleman Barks; Barry Phillips; Shelley Phillips
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8. Green Meadows Coleman Barks; Barry Phillips; Shelley Phillips
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9. Like Light Over the Plain Coleman Barks; Barry Phillips; Shelley Phillips
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10. Some Kiss Coleman Barks; Barry Phillips; Shelley Phillips
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11. The Road Home Coleman Barks; Barry Phillips; Shelley Phillips
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12. A Cap Coleman Barks; Barry Phillips; Shelley Phillips
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13. Walnuts Coleman Barks; Barry Phillips; Shelley Phillips
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14. There You Are Coleman Barks; Barry Phillips; Shelley Phillips
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15. On The Day I Die Coleman Barks; Barry Phillips; Shelley Phillips
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16. School Mosque Minaret Coleman Barks; Barry Phillips; Shelley Phillips
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17. Looking Into the Creek Coleman Barks; Barry Phillips; Shelley Phillips
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18. This Is Enough Coleman Barks; Barry Phillips; Shelley Phillips
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19. Three Travelers Coleman Barks; Barry Phillips; Shelley Phillips
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20. The Soul's Friend Coleman Barks; Barry Phillips; Shelley Phillips
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21. Mounted Man Coleman Barks; Barry Phillips; Shelley Phillips
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22. Shadow and the Light Source Both Coleman Barks; Barry Phillips; Shelley Phillips
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23. Now I Lay Me Down Coleman Barks; Barry Phillips; Shelley Phillips
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24. One Swaying Being Coleman Barks; Barry Phillips; Shelley Phillips
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Coleman Barks (voice) was born and raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and was educated at the University of North Carolina and the University of California at Berkeley.  He taught poetry and creative writing at the University of Georgia for thirty years.  He is the author of numerous Rumi translations and has been a student of Sufism since 1977.  His work with Rumi was the subject of an hour-long segment in Bill Moyers's Language of Life series on PBS, and he is a featured poet and translator in Bill Moyers's poetry special, "Fooling with Words."  Coleman Barks is the father of two grown children and the grandfather of four.  He lives in Athens, Georgia.

Barry Phillips (cello) and Shelley Phillips (harp/English horn) are musicians based in Santa Cruz, California. They have recorded extensively on the Gourd Music label with a focus on instrumenal folk music, and toured throughout the U.S., Ireland, Germany and Taiwan. They both have Masters degrees from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. For several years Barry has studied Indian music with Ravi Shankar, and in 2002 he performed in Ravi's orchestra at the Concert for George, a celebration of the life and music of George Harrison. Shelley is the founder and director of the Community Music School of Santa Cruz, a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching lives through music.


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Prof. B.A. Zikria, MD, FACS (Columbia Univers)

Coleman's reed like voice and Phillips' music make a synphony.
My friend Coleman has done a great service to all of us in the present conditions. His Rumi's voice should be blaring over our Planet Earth facing many crises, most importantly, "The Human Soul in Crisis". American Rumi's voice and Phillips' background music is not only soothing but is an enlightenment.

Donna

Beautiful, soothing and inspiring.
I have never ordered a poetry cd but have read lots of Coleman Barks and Rumi.
The production quality is remarkable and the music tracks could stand alone, they are beautiful and provide the perfect backdrop for Barks arresting and beautiful words. This cd a joy to listen to and I value it in my collection.
Would make a great gift for a creative writing, literature or music student.