I Heard God Laughing: Poems of Hope and Joy

I Heard God Laughing: Poems of Hope and Joy

Hafiz


From the popular translator of The Gift, a wealthy assortment that brings the nice Sufi poet to Western readers

To Persians , the poems of Hafiz are usually not "classical literature" from a distant earlier yet adored knowledge from an expensive and intimate pal that stay quoted in lifestyle. With uncanny perception, Hafiz captures the various kinds and phases of affection. His poetry outlines the phases of the mystic's "path of love"-a trip within which love dissolves own obstacles and obstacles to affix higher approaches of progress and transformation.

With this attractive 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 satisfaction 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 variation of his first playful foray into Hafiz's divinely encouraged poetry is key examining . . . . Ladinsky is a grasp who should be remembered for ultimately bringing Hafiz alive within the West."
-Alexandra Marks, The Christian technology Monitor

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