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To Persians, the fourteenth-century poems of Hafiz are not classical literature from a remote past, but cherished love, wisdom, and humor from a dear and intimate friend. Perhaps, more than any other Persian poet, it is Hafiz who most fully accesses the mystical, healing dimensions of poetry. Daniel Ladinsky has made it his life's work to create modern, inspired translations of the world's most profound spiritual poetry. Through Ladinsky's translations, Hafiz's voice comes alive across the centuries singing his message of love.


Divine songs of love and ecstasy by Hafiz, the treasured poet of Persia, fromthe acclaimed translator of "The Gift."

About the Author

Daniel Ladinsky is the translator of The Gift and Love Poems from God. For six years he lived with the family of Meher Baba in a spiritual community in western India.

Table of Contents

The Subject Tonight Is Love Introduction

Where Dolphins Dance

The Woman I Love

Forgiveness Is the Cash

All the Hemispheres

The Vegetables

At This Party

Why All This Talk?

In a Handful of God

Because of Our Wisdom

We Keep Each Other Happy

Castrating an Ego

This Place Where You Are Right Now

In a Tree House

We Are a Couple of Barroom Sailors

No Other Kind of Light

Not with Wings

Venus Just Asked Me

The Size of the Love Bruise

The Theater of Freedom

You Say, I Say

Where Do You Think You Will Be?

The Day Sky

Among Strong Men

Beautiful Hands

Old Sweet Beggar

Out of the Mouths of a Thousand Birds

I Knew We Would Be Friends

Build a House for Men

That Sounds Wonderful

A Singing Cleaning Woman

Your Shape of Laughter

Something I Have Learned

And a Big Herd of Sweet Goats

Narrow the Difference

The Small Table of Time and Space

The Happy Virus

The Wonderful Lawlessness

They Call to You to Sing

Your Medicine

It Happens All the Time in Heaven

The Guardians of His Beauty

The Subject Tonight Is Love

I Saw You Dancing

Never Say It Is Not God

Absolutely Clear

Ten Thousand Idiots

To Anything That Moved

Carrying God

I Cherish Your Ears

Deepening the Wonder

Will Beat You Up

I Follow Barefoot

Join Me in the Pure Atmosphere

Some Angels Grumble

Playing in the Brilliance

Like the Ganges

And Acting So Cool

A Potted Plant

Just Sit There

A Suspended Blue Ocean

Product Details

Ladinsky, Daniel
Penguin Books
Ladinsky, Daniel
Ladinsky, Daniel
New York
Middle Eastern
Inspirational & Religious
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Sufi poetry, Persian
Anthologies-Miscellaneous International Poetry
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
no. 86
Publication Date:
Grade Level:
from 12
8.50x5.56x.26 in. .24 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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