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The gift : poems by the great Sufi master / Hafiz ; translated by Daniel James Ladinsky.

ḤÄfiáº, (Author). Ladinsky, Daniel James. (Translator).
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  • ISBN: 9781101085486 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 1101085487 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 9781101100332 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 1101100338 (electronic bk.)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 333 pages)
  • Publisher: New York : Arkana, 1999.

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Formatted Contents Note:
Startled by God -- Let's Eat -- When the Violin -- Looking for Good Fish -- A Hunting Party -- This Sane Idea -- We Have Not Come to Take Prisoners -- I Can See Angels -- You're It -- I Rain -- I Have Learned So Much -- God Just Came Near -- The Sun Never Says -- The Seed Cracked Open -- Why Just Ask the Donkey -- Who Wrote All the Music -- Your Mother and My Mother -- Mismatched Newlyweds -- Your Seed Pouch -- That Magnificent Storm -- Removing the Shoe from the Temple -- Against My Own Hand -- Out of This Mess -- If God Invited You to a Party -- To Build a Swing -- A Crystal Rim -- This One Is Mine -- Curfews -- The Ear That Was Sold to a Fish -- An Infant in Your Arms -- I Hold the Lion's Paw -- If the Falling of a Hoof -- What the Hell -- Someone United Your Camel -- When I Want to Kiss God -- For a Single Tear -- That Shapes the Eye -- So Many Gifts -- Love Is the Funeral Pyre -- Allah, Allah, Allah -- Don't Die Again -- Don't Die Again -- Like a Life-Giving Sun -- The Great Work -- Effacement -- Some Fill with Each Good Rain -- The Vintage Man -- Everywhere -- Lifts beyond Conception -- God's Bucket -- Just Looking for Trouble -- The Gift -- The Gift -- Laughing at the Word Two -- Life Starts Clapping -- The Foundation for Greatness -- Courteous to the Ant -- His Winter Crop -- The Scent of Light -- No Conflict -- Stop Calling Me a Pregnant Woman -- A Strange Feather -- I am Really Just a Tambourine -- The Stairway of Existence -- What Do White Birds Say -- How Do I Listen?.
Summary, etc.:
More than any other Persian poet, it is perhaps Hafiz who accesses the mystical, healing dimensions of poetry. With this collection of 250 of Hafiz's most intimate poems, translator Ladinsky has succeeded in capturing the essence of one of Islam's greatest poetic and religious voices. Each line imparts the qualities of this spiritual teacher: an audacious love that empowers lives, profound knowledge, wild generosity, and a sweet, playful genius unparalleled in world literature.--From publisher description.
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Description based on print version record.
Subject: Sufi poetry, Persian > Translations into English.
Genre: Electronic books.

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