I Heard God Laughing

Poems of Hope and Joy : Renderings of Hafiz
Author: Hafiz
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780143037811
Category: Poetry
Page: 91
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An inspirational compilation of poetry by the renowned Sufi mystic brings together the spiritual writings of one of Islam's greatest poets in a collection that follows the various stages of a mystic's "path of love" to growth and transformation. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.

Love Poems from God

Twelve Sacred Voices from the East and West
Author: Daniel Ladinsky
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780142196120
Category: Poetry
Page: 381
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Presents a selection of works from twelve spiritual poets, including Rumi, St. Teresa of Avila, Rabia, and St. John of the Cross.

A Year with Hafiz

Daily Contemplations
Author: Hafiz
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101559268
Category: Poetry
Page: 448
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Daniel Ladinsky’s stunning interpretations of 365 soul-nurturing poems—one for each day of the year—by treasured Persian lyric poet Hafiz The poems of Hafiz are masterpieces of sacred poetry that nurture the heart, soul, and mind. With learned insight and a delicate hand, Daniel Ladinsky explores the many emotions addressed in these verses. His renderings, presented here in 365 poignant poems—including a section based on the translations of Hafiz by Ralph Waldo Emerson—capture the compelling wisdom of one of the most revered Sufi poets. Intimate and often spiritual, these poems are beautifully sensuous, playful, wacky, and profound, and provide guidance for everyday life, as well as deep wisdom to savor through a lifetime.

The Purity of Desire

100 Poems of Rumi
Author: Daniel Ladinsky,Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 110160297X
Category: Poetry
Page: 144
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The first full-length volume of Rumi’s cherished verse by bestselling poet Daniel Ladinsky Renowned for his poignant renderings of Hafiz’s mystical texts, Daniel Ladinsky captures the beauty, intimacy, and musicality of another of Islam’s most beloved poets and spiritual thinkers. In collaboration here with Nancy Owen Barton, and with learned insight and a delicate touch, they explore the nuances of desire—that universal emotion—in verse inspired by Rumi’s love and admiration for his companion and spiritual teacher, Shams-e Tabriz. These poems thoughtfully capture the compelling wisdom of one of Islam’s most revered artistic and religious voices and one of the most widely read poets in the English language.

The Subject Tonight is Love

60 Wild and Sweet Poems
Author: Hafiz,Ḥāfiẓ
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780140196238
Category: Poetry
Page: 67
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Divine songs of love and ecstasy by Hafiz, the treasured poet of Persia, fromthe acclaimed translator of "The Gift."

The Gift

Poems by the Great Sufi Master
Author: Ḥāfiẓ
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780140195811
Category: Poetry
Page: 333
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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.

I Heard God Laughing

Renderings of Hafiz
Author: Ḥāfiẓ,Daniel Ladinsky,Henry Wilberforce Clarke
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780915828180
Category: Poetry
Page: 161
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"I Heard God Laughing" introduces Hafiz, Persia' most beloved poet, with a fresh vibrant interpretation by the author. Hafiz describes the richness and beauty of the world when seen through the eyes of love and portrays all the stages and processes of spiritual unfolding that transform human love into divine love.

Darling, I Love You

Poems from the Hearts of Our Glorious Mutts and All Our Animal Friends
Author: Daniel Ladinsky
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0143128264
Category: HUMOR
Page: 111
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A heartwarming collection of short verse celebrating our beloved pets and the wonder of life Daniel Ladinsky is the internationally acclaimed poet and translator known for his inspired, contemporary versions of works by Hafiz, Rumi, St. Francis of Assisi, and poet-saints East and West. Patrick McDonnell is the venerated author, artist, and creator of the beloved MUTTS comic strip. In Darling, I Love You! these two artists have collaborated for the first time to create a delightful, universal collection of sweet, welcome-to-the-moment poems about the essential places animals and wonder hold in our lives and in our hearts, accompanied by line drawings of the illustrious MUTTS characters that readers have come to know and love. "Pet owners will chuckle knowingly about the way the speakers shift between simple observations and deeper statements . . . that remind us why humans need animals as much as they need us." --The Washington Post

Faces of Love

Hafez and the Poets of Shiraz (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)
Author: Hafez,Jahan Malek Khatun,Obayd-e Zakani
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101627174
Category: Poetry
Page: 368
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Acclaimed translator Dick Davis breathes new life into the timeless works of three masters of 14th-century Persian literature Together, Hafez, a giant of world literature; Jahan Malek Khatun, an eloquent princess; and Obayd-e Zakani, a dissolute satirist, represent one of the most remarkable literary flowerings of any era. All three lived in the famed city of Shiraz, a provincial capital of south-central Iran, and all three drew support from arts-loving rulers during a time better known for its violence than its creative brilliance. Here Dick Davis, an award-winning poet widely considered “our finest translator of Persian poetry” (The Times Literary Supplement), presents a diverse selection of some of the best poems by these world-renowned authors and shows us the spiritual and secular aspects of love, in varieties embracing every aspect of the human heart. “Davis [is] widely acknowledged as the leading translator of Persian literature in our time…Faces of Love has made the Persian originals into real and moving English poems.” —Michael Dirda, The Washington Post For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Ballad of the White Horse


Author: G. K. Chesterton,Aeterna Press
Publisher: Aeterna Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Religion
Page: 138
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The Ballad of the White Horse is a poem by G. K. Chesterton about the idealized exploits of the Saxon King Alfred the Great. Written in ballad form, the work is usually considered one of the last great traditional epic poems ever written in the English language. The poem narrates how Alfred was able to defeat the invading Danes at the Battle of Ethandun under the auspices of God working through the agency of the Virgin Mary. In addition to being a narration of Alfred's military and political accomplishments, it is also considered a Catholic allegory. Chesterton incorporates a significant amount of philosophy into the basic structure of the story. Aeterna Press

Songs of Innocence and Experience


Author: William Blake
Publisher: BookRix
ISBN: 3736802080
Category: Poetry
Page: 23
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Songs of Innocence and Experience is a collection of poems by William Blake in two phases. "Innocence" and "Experience" are definitions of consciousness that rethink Milton's existential-mythic states of "Paradise" and the "Fall." Blake's categories are modes of perception that tend to coordinate with a chronology that would become standard in Romanticism: childhood is a state of protected innocence rather than original sin, but not immune to the fallen world and its institutions. This world sometimes impinges on childhood itself, and in any event becomes known through "experience," a state of being marked by the loss of childhood vitality, by fear and inhibition, by social and political corruption, and by the manifold oppression of Church, State, and the ruling classes. The volume's "Contrary States" are sometimes signalled by patently repeated or contrasted titles: in Innocence, Infant Joy, in Experience, Infant Sorrow; in Innocence, The Lamb, in Experience, The Fly and The Tyger. The stark simplicity of poems such as The Chimney Sweeper and The Little Black Boy display Blake's acute sensibility to the realities of poverty and exploitation that accompanied the "dark satanic mills" of the Industrial Revolution'.

Drunk on the Wine of the Beloved

Poems of Hafiz
Author: Hafiz
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: N.A
Category: Religion
Page: 106
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The Persian Sufi poet Hafiz (1326?1390) is a towering figure in Islamic literature—and in spiritual attainment as well. Known for his profound mystical wisdom combined with a sublime sensuousness, Hafiz was the supreme master of a poetic form known as the ghazal (pronounced "guzzle"), an ode or song consisting of rhymed couplets celebrating divine love. In this selection of his poems, wine and the intoxication it brings are the image that expresses this love in all its joyful abandon, painful longing, bewilderment, and surrender. Through ninety-five free-verse renditions, we gain entry into the mystical world of Hafiz's Winehouse, with its happy minstrels, its bewitching Winebringer, and its companions in drunken longing whose hearts cry out, "More wine!" Thomas Rain Crowe brings a new dimension to our growing appreciation of Hafiz and his wise drunkard's advice to the seekers of God: In this world of illusion, take nothing other than this cup of wine; In this playhouse, don't play any games but love.

Rumi: The Book of Love

Poems of Ecstasy and Longing
Author: Coleman Barks
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061753408
Category: Poetry
Page: 240
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The Sufi mystic and poet Jalaluddin Rumi is most beloved for his poems expressing the ecstasies and mysteries of love in all its forms—erotic, platonic, divine—and Coleman Barks presents the best of them in this delightful and inspiring collection. Rendered with freshness, intensity, and beauty as Barks alone can do, these startling and rich poems range from the "wholeness" one experiences with a true lover, to the grief of a lover's loss, and all the states in between: from the madness of sudden love to the shifting of a romance to deep friendship to the immersion in divine love. Rumi, the ultimate poet of love, explores all "the magnificent regions of the heart," and he opens you to the lover within. Coleman Barks has made this medieval, Persian-born (present-day Afghanistan) poetic and spiritual genius the most popular poet in America today. This seductive volume reveals Rumi's charms and depths more than any other.

The Collected Poems of Hafiz


Author: Hafiz,John Payne
Publisher: Digireads.com Publishing
ISBN: 9781420940695
Category: Poetry
Page: 512
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Hafiz was a Persian lyric poet (1315/17-1390) whose collected works, or "Divan," are as sacred to most Iranians as the Qur'an. He was highly acclaimed during his lifetime, and is by far the most popular poet in Iran, where they celebrate Hafiz Day on October 12. Although he was influenced by Islam, Hafiz is widely respected by Hindus, Christians and others for his beautiful turn of a phrase and for his regard of the universal soul. "The Collected Poems of Hafiz" touch on themes of love, faith and exposing hypocrisy, and many people find personal guidance within its pages. Since Hafiz' work was first translated into English in 1771, scholars in the Western world have been conflicted between literal and mystical interpretations of the poems. Nevertheless, they provide fascinating details on life and culture in Persia, and to some, it brings valuable insight toward mysticism and the ineffable.

The Garden of Heaven

Poems of Hafiz
Author: Hafiz
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486111598
Category: Poetry
Page: 112
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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.

Hafiz, Drunk with God

Selected Odes
Author: Khalid Hammed Shaida MD
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1465370919
Category: Poetry
Page: 368
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From the author of Hafiz, the Voice of God; Khusro, the Indian Orpheus; and Ghalib, the Indian Beloved, comes this stunning collection of nearly three hundred selected and merry Eastern odes by the great Persian poet and mystic Born as Shamsuddin Mohamed in 1320 AD in Shiraz, Persia, Hafiz memorized the Quran at an early age to become known as Hafiz, which he later adopted as his pen name. A self taught scholar, mystic, and poet, he became the favorite of kings, princes as well as ministers and spent his adult life in affluence. Without a doubt he remains one of the most revered poets of all time and while much of his poetry has been lost over centuries, about six hundred poems, mainly odes, survive. Herein two hundred ninety nine are offered as a tiny celebration of what the world, in all her glory, provides.Hafiz

The Blue Hour of the Day

Selected Poems
Author: Lorna Crozier
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
ISBN: 1551992302
Category: Poetry
Page: 264
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Over the course of a career spanning three decades, Lorna Crozier has become one of Canada’s most beloved poets, receiving high acclaim and numerous awards, including the Governor General’s Award, the Pat Lowther Poetry Award, and the Canadian Authors Association Award. Now, in this definitive selection of poems, which draws on her eight major collections and includes many of the poems for which she is justly celebrated, Crozier’s trademark investigations of family, spirituality, love’s fierce attachments, and bereavement and loss have been given a new framework. As a sapphire generates a blue light from within, The Blue Hour of the Day demonstrates Crozier’s dazzling capacity to bring depths to light, unfailingly and unflinchingly. It represents the best work of an icon of Canadian poetry. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Inner Voice of Love

A Journey Through Anguish to Freedom
Author: Henri Nouwen
Publisher: Image
ISBN: 9780307768773
Category: Religion
Page: 144
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This is Henri Nouwen's "secret journal." It was written during the most difficult period of his life, when he suddenly lost his self-esteem, his energy to live and work, his sense of being loved, even his hope in God. Although he experienced excruciating anguish and despair, he was still able to keep a journal in which he wrote a spiritual imperative to himself each day that emerged from his conversations with friends and supporters. For more than eight years, Henri Nouwen felt that what he wrote was too raw and private to share with others. Instead, he published The Return of the Prodigal Son, in which he expressed some of the insights gained during his mental and spiritual crisis. But then friends asked him, "Why keep your anguish hidden from the many people who have been nurtured by your writing? Wouldn't it be of consolation for many to know about the fierce inner battle that lies underneath so many of your spiritual insights?" For the countless men and women who have to live through the pain of broken relationships, or who suffer from the loss of a loved one, this book about the inner voice of love offers new courage, new hope, even new life. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Angels Knocking on the Tavern Door

Thirty Poems of Hafez
Author: Robert Bly,Leonard Lewisohn
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 006197109X
Category: Poetry
Page: 128
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The great Persian poet Hafez is so beloved in Iran that almost every family there keeps his Divan close at hand. For some fifteen years, esteemed American poet and author Robert Bly has worked with the great Islamic scholar Leonard Lewisohn to produce this translation, which for the first time captures Hafez's nimbleness, his fierce humor, his astonishing range of thought, and his delight in love—enabling English speakers to fully appreciate the true genius of this master of the ghazal form, one of the greatest inventions in the history of poetry.