My heartfelt appreciation to Coleman Barks, for his generous permission to use his translations of Rumi throughout this book and website. Coleman's many wonderful books are listed in the Bibliography of the book. You may also find his books on Amazon.com. Though many excellent translators have helped to bring Rumi to English-speaking readers, the author shares the opinion of many that Coleman Barks has been the most instrumental in making the incomparable and ecstatic wisdom of Rumi accessible to us. The magnitude of this gift is really beyond description!