The Gift Hafiz

The Gift

Author: Hafiz
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Book Title
The Gift
Author
Hafiz
ISBN
9780140195811
Chosen by author Elizabeth Gilbert as one of her ten favorite books, Daniel Ladinsky's extraordinary renderings of 250 unforgettable lyrical poems by Hafiz, one of the greatest Sufi poets of all timeMore than any other Persian poet--even Rumi--Hafiz expanded the mystical, healing dimensions of poetry. Because his poems were often ecstatic love songs from God to his beloved world, many have called Hafiz the "Invisible Tongue." Indeed, Daniel Ladinsky has said that his work with Hafiz is an attempt to do the impossible: to render Light into words--to make the Luminous Resonance of God tangible to our finite senses. I ama hole in a flutethat the Christ's breath movesthrough--listen to thismusic With this stunning collection of Hafiz's most intimate poems, Ladinsky has succeeded brilliantly in presenting the essence of one of Islam's greatest poetic and religious voices. Each line of The Gift imparts the wonderful qualities of this master Sufi poet and spiritual teacher: encouragement, an audacious love that touches lives, profound knowledge, generosity, and a sweet, playful genius unparalleled in world literature.Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Hafiz, Daniel LadinskyPublisher: Penguin BooksPublished: 08/01/1999ISBN: 9780140195811Pages: 352Weight: 0.90lbsSize: 8.30h x 5.40w x 0.90dReview Citations: Ingram Advance 08/01/1999 pg. 74Booklist 08/01/1999 pg. 2014Kirkus Reviews 09/15/1999 pg. 1446
Chosen by author Elizabeth Gilbert as one of her ten favorite books, Daniel Ladinsky's extraordinary renderings of 250 unforgettable lyrical poems by Hafiz, one of the greatest Sufi poets of all time

More than any other Persian poet--even Rumi--Hafiz expanded the mystical, healing dimensions of poetry. Because his poems were often ecstatic love songs from God to his beloved world, many have called Hafiz the "Invisible Tongue." Indeed, Daniel Ladinsky has said that his work with Hafiz is an attempt to do the impossible: to render Light into words--to make the Luminous Resonance of God tangible to our finite senses.

I am
a hole in a flute
that the Christ's breath moves
through
--
listen to this
music

With this stunning collection of Hafiz's most intimate poems, Ladinsky has succeeded brilliantly in presenting the essence of one of Islam's greatest poetic and religious voices. Each line of The Gift imparts the wonderful qualities of this master Sufi poet and spiritual teacher: encouragement, an audacious love that touches lives, profound knowledge, generosity, and a sweet, playful genius unparalleled in world literature.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Hafiz, Daniel Ladinsky
Publisher: Penguin Books
Published: 08/01/1999
ISBN: 9780140195811
Pages: 352
Weight: 0.90lbs
Size: 8.30h x 5.40w x 0.90d

Review Citations: Ingram Advance 08/01/1999 pg. 74
Booklist 08/01/1999 pg. 2014
Kirkus Reviews 09/15/1999 pg. 1446
Chosen by author Elizabeth Gilbert as one of her ten favorite books, Daniel Ladinsky's extraordinary renderings of 250 unforgettable lyrical poems by Hafiz, one of the greatest Sufi poets of all time

More than any other Persian poet--even Rumi--Hafiz expanded the mystical, healing dimensions of poetry. Because his poems were often ecstatic love songs from God to his beloved world, many have called Hafiz the "Invisible Tongue." Indeed, Daniel Ladinsky has said that his work with Hafiz is an attempt to do the impossible: to render Light into words--to make the Luminous Resonance of God tangible to our finite senses.

I am
a hole in a flute
that the Christ's breath moves
through
--
listen to this
music

With this stunning collection of Hafiz's most intimate poems, Ladinsky has succeeded brilliantly in presenting the essence of one of Islam's greatest poetic and religious voices. Each line of The Gift imparts the wonderful qualities of this master Sufi poet and spiritual teacher: encouragement, an audacious love that touches lives, profound knowledge, generosity, and a sweet, playful genius unparalleled in world literature.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Hafiz, Daniel Ladinsky
Publisher: Penguin Books
Published: 08/01/1999
ISBN: 9780140195811
Pages: 352
Weight: 0.90lbs
Size: 8.30h x 5.40w x 0.90d

Review Citations: Ingram Advance 08/01/1999 pg. 74
Booklist 08/01/1999 pg. 2014
Kirkus Reviews 09/15/1999 pg. 1446