Synopses & Reviews
Daniel Ladinsky’s stunning interpretations of 365 soul-nurturing poems — one for each day of the year — by treasured Persian lyric poet Hafiz
The poems of Hafiz are masterpieces of sacred poetry that nurture the heart, soul, and mind. With learned insight and a delicate hand, Daniel Ladinsky explores the many emotions addressed in these verses. His renderings, presented here in 365 poignant poems — including a section based on the translations of Hafiz by Ralph Waldo Emerson — capture the compelling wisdom of one of the most revered Sufi poets. Intimate and often spiritual, these poems are beautifully sensuous, playful, wacky, and profound, and provide guidance for everyday life, as well as deep wisdom to savor through a lifetime.
About the Author
Daniel Ladinsky has published four collections of poems by the great Sufi poet Hafiz: A Year with Hafiz, The Gift, The Subject Tonight Is Love
, and I Heard God Laughing
. His most recent collection is The Purity of Desire: 100 Poems of Rumi
. For six years, he made his home in a spiritual community in western India, where he worked and lived with the intimate disciples and family of Avatar Meher Baba. He lives in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.