Poems by Hafiz the Great Sufi Master
- Publisher : Penguin Compass
- Published : 1999
- Cover : Paperback
- Pages : 334
- Size : 212 x 140mm
- Category :
- Catalogue No : 18687
- ISBN 13 : 9780140195811
- ISBN 10 : 0140195815
More than any other Persian poet, it is perhaps Hafiz who accesses the mystical, healing dimensions of poetry. Because his poems were often ecstatic love songs from God to his beloved world, many have called Hafiz the "Tongue of the Invisible."
With this stunning collection of 250 of Hafiz's most intimate poems, Daniel Ladinsky has succeeded brilliantly in capturing the essence of one of Islam's greatest poetic and religious voices. Each line of the Gift imparts the wonderful qualities of this spiritual teacher: an audacious love that empowers lives, profound knowledge, wild generosity, and a sweet, playful genius unparalleled in world literature.
"These translations should do for that great glorious mystic Hafiz what Coleman Barks' translations have done for Rumi. Seekers on all paths will benefit from the radiance they emit." Andrew Harvey.
"There are universes inside Hafiz, a lineage of masters. Daniel Ladinsky follows the playfulness; the rascal moves well." Coleman Barks.
"These remarkable short poems are magic tricks - verbal sleights of hand - that cause the mind to blink and that replace the imagined perception of grief and woe with the reality of joy." Sylvia Boorstein.