The Gift

The Gift

Poems by the Great Sufi Master

Book - 1999
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"More than any other Persian poet, it is perhaps Hafiz who accesses the mystical, healing dimensions of poetry. With this collection of 250 of Hafiz's most intimate poems, translator Ladinsky has succeeded in capturing the essence of one of Islam's greatest poetic and religious voices. Each line imparts the qualities of this spiritual teacher: an audacious love that empowers lives, profound knowledge, wild generosity, and a sweet, playful genius unparalleled in world literature."-- From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Compass, 1999
ISBN: 9780140195811
Call Number: 891.5511 H119g
Characteristics: xvi, 333 pages ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Ladinsky, Daniel James


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Jan 29, 2015

This book is not what it seems. It is contemporary new age poetry under the guise of being a translation. Daniel Ladinsky is an english speaking poet that capitalizes on the names of famous mystics. The author should be shown as Daniel Ladinsky not Hafiz, or Rumi.

IClare Jul 06, 2013

I can see why many have called Hafiz the "Tongue of the Invisible." This is a nice book to read for one who is looking for truth, understanding, healing, solace, wisdom, etc. A food for the soul kind of book. A lot of the poems read like love letters between/to and from God and Hafiz. I like his metaphors with music, singing, and dancing, that are used throughout the poems. There's a lot of beautiful imagery. I found some heart warming poems and thought it was a pretty nice read.


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