Patty S. Gallucci was born with music and rhyme in her. She carried a tune at eleven months old, and composed her first melody before she was two years of age. She wrote many most beautiful poems and songs all her life. These include an entire book of bilingual sacred songs in English and Italian. Patty also wrote many Christmas, wedding, and wedding anniversary songs. Her works are a variety of many lyrical and musical styles, in the easy-listening category.
The Tao Te Ching is the most widely traslated book in world literature, after the Bible. Yet the gemlike lucidity of the original has eluded most previous translations, and they have obscured some of its central ideas. Now the Tao Te ching has been rendered into English by the eminent scholar and traslator Stephen Mitchell. Mr. Mitchell's Dropping Ashes on the Buddha is a modern Zen classic, and his translations of Rilke and of the Book of Job have already been called definitive for our time.
Through his lyrical translations, Coleman Barks has been instrumental in bringing this exquisite literature to a remarkably wide range of readers, making the ecstatic, spiritual poetry of thirteenth-century Sufi Mystic Rumi more popular than ever.
The Essential Rumi continues to be the bestselling of all Rumi books, and the definitive selection of his beautiful, mystical poetry.