The Gift: Poems by Hafiz The Great Sufi Master

Full Title The Gift: Poems by Hafiz The Great Sufi Master
ISBN 0140195815
ISBN13 9780140195811
Publisher Penguin Group (USA)
Authors Hafiz
Daniel Ladinsky
Edition Gift

Chosen by author Elizabeth Gilbert as one of her ten favorite books, Daniel Ladinsky’s extraordinary renderings of 250 unforgettable lyrical poems by Hafiz, one of the greatest Sufi poets of all time

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 has said that his work with Hafiz is an attempt to do the impossible: to render Light into words-to make the Luminous Resonance of God tangible to our finite senses.

I am a hole in a flute that the Christ's breath moves through-
listen to this music!

With this stunning collection of Hafiz's most intimate poems, Ladinsky has succeeded brilliantly in presenting the essence of one of Islam's greatest poetic and religious voices. Each line of The Gift imparts the wonderful qualities of this master Sufi poet and spiritual teacher: encouragement, an audacious love that touches lives, profound knowledge, generosity, and a sweet, playful genius unparalleled in world literature.

Dimensions 8.32 (w) x 10.88 (h) x 0.91 (d)
Subjects Arabic & Middle Eastern Poetry
Sufism & Islamic Mysticism
Islamic & Sufi Poetry


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