I Heard God Laughing: Poems of Hope and Joy
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
Hafiz’s poems. the result's the second one quantity of this set. within the first quantity, a separate 256-page publication, Mr. Smith has assembled what could be the so much entire selection of details and legends approximately Hafiz, his lifestyles and instances and his poetry. this primary quantity includes a massive Hafiz bibliography and a desirable learn of the background of Hafiz scholarship and translation within the West, together with a few exciting rates approximately Hafiz and his poetry through Goethe, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Edward.
Come to my window, pricey global— Why ever be shy? glance inside of my playful Verse, For Hafiz is Barefoot and Dancing And in one of these Grand and beneficiant— In this type of very good temper. might you're thinking that It bizarre? might you're thinking that it abnormal if Hafiz acknowledged, “I am in love with each church And mosque And temple And any form of shrine simply because i do know it really is there that folks say the several names Of the only God.” could you inform your mates i used to be a section unusual if I admitted i'm certainly in love.
Get naked and relocating, in the event you ask. My pricey, there's something you have to take into consideration and that's: If simply an previous sweeper of the Tavern Can actually be so close to And intimate with you, How striking has to be your dating With—God, God, God! The Jeweler If a naive and determined guy Brings a worthwhile stone To the one jeweler on the town, desirous to promote it, The jeweler’s eyes Will start to play a video game, Like such a lot eyes on this planet after they examine you. The jeweler’s.
Who had a furry stomach. after all such things as which can ensue! And it was once a shock simply to the beginner at the course whilst the saint’s abdominal started to swell similar to a woman’s. Weeks glided by, then months. The saint’s cheeks changed into appealing roses. He turned like a tender bride Who used to be wearing a holy baby, And his gratitude was once speechless. yet his eyes shone Like planets making love. the city started to stand outdoor his condominium At evening, For it had come to the.
This as an indication God sought after me to sing! Then the moon joined in and some of the tenor-voiced stars, And the earth provided its stunning abdominal As a drum. ahead of I knew it, i noticed All people will be chuffed in the event that they simply had a number of track classes From a candy previous Maestro Like Hafiz. appealing Empty Pages what sort of paintings am i able to do during this global? Who will be type adequate to rent an previous holy Bum, One with a superb acceptance For loving the charms Of the lawless.