From the well known translator of The Gift, a wealthy assortment that brings the nice Sufi poet to Western readers
To Persians , the poems of Hafiz usually are not "classical literature" from a distant prior yet adored knowledge from a pricey and intimate buddy that stay quoted in way of life. With uncanny perception, Hafiz captures the numerous types and phases of affection. His poetry outlines the phases of the mystic's "path of love"-a trip within which love dissolves own barriers and obstacles to affix higher tactics of progress and transformation.
With this wonderful assortment, Ladinsky has succeeded brilliantly in translating the essence of 1 of Islam's maximum poetic and religious voices. BACKCOVER: "If you have not but had the pride of eating with Daniel Ladinsky's candy, playful renderings of the musings of the nice saints, I Heard God Laughing is an ideal appetizer. . . . This newly published version of his first playful foray into Hafiz's divinely encouraged poetry is key analyzing . . . . Ladinsky is a grasp who should be remembered for eventually bringing Hafiz alive within the West."
-Alexandra Marks, The Christian technological know-how Monitor