Revised Translation & creation Paul Smith

This is a totally revised one quantity variation of the single glossy, poetic model of Hafiz’s masterpiece of 791 ghazals, masnavis, rubais and different poems/songs. The religious and old and human content material is right here in comprehensible, appealing poetry: the proper rhyme-structure has been completed, with out intruding, in readable English. within the advent of 70 pages his lifestyles tale is instructed in higher element than any the place else; his spirituality is explored, his impact at the existence, poetry and paintings of the East and the West, the shape and serve as of his poetry, and using his ebook as a cosmopolitan advisor and non secular oracle. His publication, just like the I Ching, is without doubt one of the world’s nice Oracles. integrated are notes to so much poems, thesaurus and chosen bibliography and indexes. First released in a two-volume constrained variation the e-book speedy went out of print. 542 pages.

Goethe: “In his poetry Hafiz inscribed indisputable fact indelibly! He has no peer!”
Gertrude Bell: “It is as though his psychological Eye, endowed with incredible acuteness of imaginative and prescient, had penetrated into these provinces of concept which we of a later age have been destined to inhabit.”
Meher Baba: “There is not any equivalent to Hafiz in poetry. He was once an ideal grasp … His Divan is the simplest e-book on this planet since it engenders emotions which finally result in illumination.”


“It isn't really a joke... the English model of all of the ghazals of Hafiz is a brilliant feat and of paramount value. i'm astonished. If he involves Iran i'm going to kiss the fingertips that wrote this kind of masterpiece encouraged via the author of all.” Dr. Mir Mohammad Taghavi (Dr. of Literature) Tehran.
“Superb translations. ninety nine% Hafiz 1% Paul Smith.” Ali Akbar Shapurzman, translator of English to Persian and knower of Hafiz’s Divan off by means of center.
“Smith has most likely prepare the best number of literary evidence and heritage pertaining to Hafiz.” Daniel Ladinsky (Penguin Books author).

Paul Smith is a poet, writer and translator of over eighty books of Sufi poets of Persian, Arabic, Urdu, Turkish and different languages together with Hafiz, Sadi, Nizami, Rumi, ‘Attar, Sana’i, Jahan Khatun, Obeyd Zakani, Mu’in, Amir Khusrau, Nesimi, Kabir, Anvari, Ansari, Jami, Khayyam, Hallaj, Rudaki, Yunus Emre etc, in addition to his personal poetry, fiction, performs, biographies, little ones books and screenplays.

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