Lewis MacKinnon’s fourth Scottish Gaelic poetry collection features translations of selected poems by Coleman Barks, well-known interpreter of the renowned 13th-century Persian poet Rumi, alongside MacKinnon’s own original poems. The poems in this bilingual collection are grouped thematically in sections corresponding to days that are celebrated in the Gaelic cultural calendar year in Nova Scotia.
Journey through the Celtic year with the Sufi mystic Rumi. This spoken word album is an audiobook featuring the full text of the paperback edition. Nova Scotia poet Lewis MacKinnon’s Scottish Gaelic translations of Rumi’s poetry are accompanied by original poems for the Gaelic seasons and holidays of Nova Scotia. Poems are read aloud by the author in both Gaelic and English intertwine with Persian, Irish, and Scottish traditional and spiritual melodies played by Saeed Foroughi (hammered dulcimer, setar, harp, and flute) and Wayne MacIntyre (guitar).