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Author Ḥāfiẓ, active 14th century.

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

Publication Info. New York : Penguin/Arkana, 1999.
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 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  891.5511 AF    IN TRANSIT +1 HOLD
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Description xvi, 333 pages ; 22 cm
Contents Introduction: the life and work of Hafiz -- One/ Startled by God. Startled by God ; Let's eat ; A hunting party ; This sane idea ; We have not come to take prisoners ; I can see angels / You're it ; I rain -- Two/ I have learned so much. 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 ; The magnificent storm -- Three/ Removing the shoe from the temple. 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 -- Four/ I hold the lion's paw. I hold the lion's paw ; If the falling of a hoof ; What the hell ; Someone untied your camel ; When I want to kiss God ; For a single tear ; Thhat shapes the eye ; So many gifts ; Love is the funeral pyre ; Allah, Allah, Allah -- Five/ 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 -- Six/ 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 -- Seven/ I am really just a tambourine. I am really just a tambourine ; The stairway of existence ; What do white birds say ; How do I listen? ; The earth braces itself ; The difference between ; The angels know you well ; Crooked deals ; The millstone's talents ; Let thought become your beautiful lover -- Eight/ Get the blame straight. Get the blame straight ; Rewards for clear thinking ; Please ; This constant yearning ; The sad game ; That regal coat ; Stop being so religious ; Friends do things like this ; It felt love ; Look! I am a whale ; Two bears ; The sky hunter ; Forgive the dream -- Nine/ The prettiest mule. The prettiest mule ; Today ; Wise men keep talking about ; Back into herself ; The mule got drunk and lost in Heaven ; Why abstain? ; The warrior ; Dividing God ; I saw two birds ; Muhammad's twin -- Ten/ Tiny gods. Tiny gods ; This union ; When you can endure ; This talking rag ; Who will feed my cat? ; Burglars hear watchdogs ; A still cup ; That lamp that needs no iol ; Too wonderful -- Eleven/ elephant wondering. Elephant wondering ; An old musician ; The fish and I will chat ; The heart is right ; Out of God's hat ; The clay bowl's destiny ; I hope you won't sue this old man ; Faithful lover ; Now is the time -- Twelve/ Counting moles ; Counting moles ; Hafiz ; The body a tree ; A great need ; There could be holy fallout ; Trying to wear pants ; This sky ; It is unanimous ; Two puddles chatting ; His ballet company -- Thirteen/ Reverence. Reverence ; That tree we planted ; I vote for you for God ; A one-story house ; The great religions ; What happens to the guest ; I wnat both og us ; Like passionate lips ; Cucumbers and prayers -- Fourteen/ A cushion for your head. A cushion for your head ; These beautiful love games ; The bag lady ; The ambience of love ; Tired of speaking sweetly ; A root in each act and creature ; Our hearts should do this more ; Turn left a thousand feet from here ; Imagination does not exist ; Throw me on a scale ; The hatcheck girl ; Damn thirsty -- Fifteen/ Two giant fat people. Two giant fat people ; Scratching my back ; If you don't stop that ; Elegance ; A hole in a flute ; Until ; Why aren't we screaming drunks ; Dropping keys ; All the talents of God ; The great expanse ; I imagine now for ages -- Sixteen/ Spiced manna. Spiced manna ; A hard decree ; And for no reason ; Sometimes I say to a poem ; The suburbs ; She responded ; We might have to medicat
Summary With this stunning gift edition of 250 of Hafiz's most intimate poems, Ladinsky has succeeded brilliantly in translating the essence of one of Islam's greatest poetic and religious voices.
Subject Sufi poetry, Persian -- Translations into English.
Genre Sufi poetry, Persian Translations into English.
Added Author Ladinsky, Daniel James.
ISBN 9780140195811
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