By Paul Smith
THE FIRST ideal grasp AND POET
In a chain of 9 nightly conversations among a grasp and a few shut devotees it is a long-overdue exploration and discovery and appreciation of the genuine religious prestige of Adam, the 1st God-realized person and the 1st poet. utilizing poetry and texts of the best Sufi and different mystical poets this primary ideal Master’s existence and function is printed and praised. The poets and religious Masters comprise Adam Himself, Hafiz, Ibn ‘Arabi, Shahin of Shiraz, ‘Iraqi, Jili, Mansur Hallaj, Khushal Khan Khattak, Rumi, Ansari, Nizami, Shabistari, Suhrawardi, Mu’in ud-din Chishti, Sadi, Ibn al-Farid and Paul. the proper rhyme-structure has been saved in addition to the sweetness and which means of those poems. 222 pages within the paperback.
COMMENTS ON PAUL SMITH’S TRANSLATION OF HAFIZ’S ‘DIVAN’.
“It isn't a joke... the English model of the entire ghazals of Hafiz is a smart feat and of paramount significance. i'm astonished. If he involves Iran i'm going to kiss the fingertips that wrote any such masterpiece.” Dr. Mir Mohammad Taghavi (Dr. of Literature) Tehran.
“Superb translations. ninety nine% Hafiz 1% Paul Smith.” Ali Akbar Shapurzman, translator of works into Persian and knower of Hafiz’s Divan off by way of heart.
“Smith has most likely prepare the best selection of literary proof and historical past touching on Hafiz.” Daniel Ladinsky (Penguin Books author).
“I used to be very inspired with the great thing about those books.” Dr. R.K. Barz. college of Asian reviews, Australian nationwide University.
Paul Smith is a poet, writer and translator of over eighty books of Sufi poets of 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, Shah Latif, Bulleh Shah etc, and his personal poetry, fiction, performs, biographies, children’s books and 12 screenplays.
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