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The Subject Tonight Is Love: 60 Wild and Sweet Poems of Hafiz [NOOK Book]

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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 ...
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The Subject Tonight Is Love: 60 Wild and Sweet Poems of Hafiz

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Overview

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.


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"There are universes inside Hafiz, a lineage of masters. Daniel Ladinsky follows the playfulness; the rascal moves well."
—Coleman Barks
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101099438
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 1/28/2003
  • Series: Compass
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 88
  • Sales rank: 758,487
  • File size: 175 KB

Meet the Author

Daniel Ladinsky is an acclaimed translator of mystical poetry. 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. This is his fourth volume of Hafiz poetry in translation.
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Table of Contents

Introduction ix
Where Dolphins Dance 1
The Woman I Love 2
Forgiveness Is the Cash 3
All the Hemispheres 4
The Vegetables 5
At This Party 6
Why All This Talk? 7
In a Handful of God 8
Because of Our Wisdom 9
We Keep Each Other Happy 10
Castrating an Ego 11
This Place Where You Are Right Now 12
In a Tree House 13
We Are a Couple of Barroom Sailors 14
No Other Kind of Light 15
Not with Wings 16
Venus Just Asked Me 18
The Size of the Love Bruise 19
The Theater of Freedom 20
You Say, I Say 22
Where Do You Think You Will Be? 23
The Day Sky 24
Among Strong Men 25
Beautiful Hands 26
Old Sweet Beggar 27
Out of the Mouths of a Thousand Birds 28
I Knew We Would Be Friends 30
Build a House for Men 31
That Sounds Wonderful 32
A Singing Cleaning Woman 33
Your Shape of Laughter 34
Something I Have Learned 35
And a Big Herd of Sweet Goats 36
Narrow the Difference 37
The Small Table of Time and Space 38
The Happy Virus 40
The Wonderful Lawlessness 41
They Call to You to Sing 42
Your Medicine 44
It Happens All the Time in Heaven 45
The Guardians of His Beauty 46
The Subject Tonight Is Love 47
I Saw You Dancing 48
Never Say It Is Not God 49
Absolutely Clear 50
Ten Thousand Idiots 51
To Anything That Moved 52
Carrying God 53
I Cherish Your Ears 54
Deepening the Wonder 55
Will Beat You Up 56
I Follow Barefoot 57
Join Me in the Pure Atmosphere 58
Some Angels Grumble 60
Playing in the Brilliance 61
Like the Ganges 62
And Acting So Cool 64
A Potted Plant 65
Just Sit There 66
A Suspended Blue Ocean 67
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  • Posted November 27, 2009

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    If I had to choose just 1 Hafiz book

    I think this would be it.

    The combination of the poems in this book lift my heart closer to the divine.

    Even though it is a small book, and you can find the self same poems in the larger books the particular combination of these poems elicit forth a sigh of joy from my heart.

    For me, it is comparable to when you know the delicious food you are about to eat, yet this is food for my spirit. The anticipation I feel when I lift this book for consumption ..........

    ENJOY!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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