Poems by Hafiz the Great Sufi Master
By Daniel Ladinsky
- I Have Learned So Much
- Lifts Beyond Conception
- Some Fill With Each Good Rain
- Stop Being so Religious
- The Mountain Got Tired of Sitting
- The Stairway of Existence
- What Do White Birds Say
More than any other Persian poet–even Rumi–Hafiz expanded 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 “Invisible Tongue.” Indeed, Daniel Ladinsky, the accomplished translator of this volume, has said that his work with Hafiz is an attempt to do the impossible: to translate Light into words–to make the Luminous Resonance of God tangible to our finite senses.
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by Daniel Ladinsky.
Copyright © 1999 by Daniel Ladinsky.
Reprinted by permission of the author.