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Hafez (the pseudonym of Khwāja Shams-ud-Dīn Muḥammad Ḥāfeẓ-e Shīrāzī) was a fourteenth-century Persian poet. His still-celebrated collection of lyric and mystic poems is generally considered the pinnacle of Persian literature, often focusing on divine love, the joys of wine, and religious hypocrisy.

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The Soul Is Here for Its Own Joy: Sacred Poems from Many Cultures

Robert Bly's ground-breaking anthology of spiritual poems, the result of over a decade of personal research, celebrates the ongoing role of the divine in literature.

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Hafiz of Shiraz—Thirty Poems: an Introduction to the Sufi Master

Hafiz was born at Shiraz, in Persia, some time after 1320, and died there in 1389. He is, then, an almost exact contemporary of Chaucer. His standing in Persian literature ranks him with Shakespeare and Goethe. A Sufi, Hafiz lived in troubled times.

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The Illuminated Hafiz: Love Poems for the Journey to Light

Vivid translations by Coleman Barks, Robert Bly, Omid Safi, Meher Baba, and others combine with Michael and Saliha Green’s stunning illustrations to bring the immortal poetry of the great Persian master Hafiz to life “There is this matter of the light in my eyes.

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FindCenter Quotes ImageWhen all your desires are distilled, you will cast just two votes: To love more, and be happy.

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The Gift—Poems by Hafiz, the Great Sufi Master

More than any other Persian poet, it is perhaps Hafiz who accesses the mystical, healing dimensions of poetry. With this collection of 250 of Hafiz's most intimate poems, Daniel Ladinsky has succeeded in capturing the essence of one of Islam's greatest poetic and religious voices.

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Love Poems from God: Twelve Sacred Voices from the East and West

In this luminous collection, Daniel Ladinsky—best known for his bestselling interpretations of the great Sufi poet Hafiz—brings together the timeless work of twelve of the world’s finest spiritual writers, six from the East and six from the West.

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Scholar Reflects Bringing Medieval Persian Verse to the West

The works of 14th century Persian poet Hafez are iconic in Iran. Poet and scholar Dick Davis has spent years bringing the medieval writer's words to the West.

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The Poems of Hafez

Translated from the Persian by Reza Ordoubadian. Shamsed-din Hafez was born some six hundred years ago in southern Iran, but his poems have universal and contemporary appeal. Wherever Persian is known, he is easily recited by both king and common man.

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The Mystical Poet Who Can Help You Lead a Better Life

The 14th-Century Persian poet Hafiz’s work is not just very beautiful—it is useful too. Hafiz can teach us how to get the most out of our lives, writes Daniel Ladinsky.

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The Phoenix

This poem by Hafiz celebrates the Phoenix of Islamic mythology.

In respect of copyright, we cannot display the poem here. Click the link to read it.

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