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The Illuminated Hafiz: Love Poems for the Journey to Light

The Illuminated Hafiz: Love Poems for the Journey to Light

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Overview

Experience the immortal poetry of the great Persian master paired with luminous illustrations

“There is this matter of the light in my eyes.

If you want to know the Friend,

don’t expect elegant arguments!

Demand a blessing from one who gives you joy.”

—Hafiz (tr. Barks)

“Hafiz is without peer!” exclaimed Goethe. Known as “The Tongue of the Hidden Mysteries,” Shams al-Din Muhammad Hafiz of Shiraz is the most revered of Persian poets. When the Sun of Infinite Reality dawned in his being, he poured forth mystic verse so sublime it touched the hearts of kings and commoners alike.

Hafiz’s poems of intimate divine love spread through the East in his lifetime, then into the West, influencing such luminaries as Emerson, Brahms, Queen Victoria, Nietzsche, and Garcia Lorca. Today, nearly 700 years after his death, the unmatched genius and bold wit of Hafiz continues to ignite hearts and intoxicate souls everywhere.

The Illuminated Hafiz brings together vivid translations by Coleman Barks, Robert Bly, Omid Safi, Meher Baba, Peter Booth, and others with the luminous art of Michael and Saliha Green, weaving them into a stunning contemporary presentation in the tradition of classical Persian illuminated manuscripts and unveiling the mysteries of the path of love.

Come, raise a cup! Join with Hafiz and his incomparable love poems in a holy revel on the journey into light.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781683643425
Publisher: Sounds True, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/12/2019
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Hafiz of Shiraz (c.1315–1390) known as “The Tongue of the Hidden Mysteries,” was a Persian poet and mystic whose life and works reached the height of spiritual attainment. Hafiz has influenced generations of renowned writers and artists in the East and West with his verse devoted to revealing the mysteries of human and divine passion on the path to union with God.