"Hafiz has no peer." — Goethe. Poetry
is the greatest literary form of ancient Persia and modern Iran, and the 14th-century poet known as Hafiz is its preeminent master. This collection is derived from Hafiz's Divan
(collected poems), a classic of Sufism. The short poems, called ghazals,
are sonnet-like arrangements of varied numbers of couplets. In the tradition of Persian poetry and Sufi philosophy, each poem corresponds to two interpretations, sensual and mystic. This 19th-century translation by historian Gertrude Bell remains widely acclaimed by scholars and readers.
Reprint of Poems from the Divan of Hafiz, William Heinemann, London, 1897 edition.
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