~HAFIZ: THE ORACLE~
(For fans, Seekers, Pilgrims, and the God-Intoxicated).
Translation, creation, Interpretations by means of Paul Smith.
Hafiz’s Divan of poems has been used as an Oracle effectively by means of thousands of individuals from all walks of existence for the earlier six hundred years. The perform of analyzing his insightful poems has been a protracted culture. listed here are 400 ghazals with insightful, transparent interpretations by means of Paul Smith, an advent that comes with his existence, poetry, spirituality and the historical past of using his booklet as one of many world’s nice Oracles. the right kind rhyme has been stored in addition to the sweetness and that means of those immortal, mystical poems. 441 pages within the paperback.
Gertrude Bell: “It is as though his psychological Eye, endowed with terrific 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 isn't any equivalent to Hafiz in poetry. He was once an ideal grasp … His Divan is the easiest publication on this planet since it engenders emotions which finally result in illumination.”
COMMENTS ON PAUL SMITH’S TRANSLATION OF HAFIZ’S ‘DIVAN’.
“It isn't really a joke... English model of the entire ghazals of Hafiz is a smart feat of paramount significance. i'm astonished. If he involves Iran i'll kiss the fingertips that wrote this kind of masterpiece encouraged by means of the author of all. ” Dr. Mir Mohammad Taghavi (Dr. of Literature) Tehran.
“Superb translations. ninety nine% Hafiz 1% Paul Smith.” Ali Akbar Shapurzman, translator and knower of Hafiz’s Divan off via heart.
“I was once very inspired with the great thing about those books.” Dr. R.K. Barz. college of Asian reports, Australian nationwide University.
“Smith has most likely prepare the best selection of literary evidence and background bearing on Hafiz.” Daniel Ladinsky (Penguin Books author).
Paul Smith is a poet, writer and translator of over eighty books of Sufi poets from the Persian, Arabic, Urdu, Turkish, Pashtu 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, Omar Khayyam, Rudaki, Yunus Emre and others, and his personal poetry, fiction, performs, biographies and screenplays.