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The Garden of Heaven: Poems of Hafiz

by Hafiz

Other authors: Gertrude Bell (Translator)

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The poems are lovely, yet it is a very "love and wine" focused translation skipping over or missing the deeper meanings hidden in this tradition. Read it for the poetry, skip it for Sufi teachings.
  CtrSacredSciences | Jan 28, 2015 |
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My friend has fled! alas, my friend has fled, and left me nought but tears and pain behind! Like smoke above a flame caught by the wind, so rose she from my breast and forther she sped. Drunk with desire, I seized Love's cup divine, but she that held it poured the bitter wine of Seperation into it and fled.
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"Hafiz has no peer." — Goethe
Poetry is the greatest literary form of ancient Persia and modern Iran, and the 14th-century poet known as Hafiz is its preeminent master. This collection is derived from Hafiz's Divan (collected poems), a classic of Sufism. This 19th-century translation by historian Gertrude Bell remains widely acclaimed by scholars and readers.

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Poetry is the greatest literary form of ancient Persia and modern Iran, and the 14th-century poet known as Hafiz is its preeminent master. This collection is derived from Hafiz's Divan (collected poems), a classic of Sufism. The short poems, called ghazals, are sonnet-like arrangements of varied numbers of couplets. In the tradition of Persian poetry and Sufi philosophy, each poem corresponds to two interpretations, sensual and mystic. This 19th-century translation by historian Gertrude Bell remains widely acclaimed by scholars and readers.… (more)

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