By Paul Smith
Translation & creation Paul Smith
Introduction includes…Sufis: Their paintings and Use of Poetry & the most types in Arabic Sufi Poetry. incorporated with each one collection of a selected poet is a quick biography plus a listing of extra analyzing. the right kind rhyme-structure has been saved in addition to the sweetness and which means of those attractive, mystical poems. THE POETS… Hazrat Ali 27, Ali Ibn Husain 29, Majnun (Qays ibn al-Mulawwah ibn Muzahim) 31, Rabi’a of Basra sixty two, Abu Nuwas eighty two, Dhu’l-Nun ninety two, Bayazid Bistami 106, Al Nuri a hundred and ten, Junaid one hundred twenty, Sumnun one hundred twenty five, Mansur al-Hallaj 131, Ibn ‘Ata 187, Shibli 193, Ibn Sina 203, Al-Ghazzali 206, Gilani 210, Abu Madyam 215, Suhrawadi 221, Ibn al-Farid 230, Ibn ‘Arabi 250, Al-Busiri 285, Al-Shushtari 309, Jili 315, Aishah al-Ba‘uniyah 323, Ahmad Shaqi 367. huge structure 7” x 10” Pages 387.
COMMENTS ON PAUL SMITH’S TRANSLATION OF HAFIZ’S ‘DIVAN’.
“It isn't a joke... the English model of all of the ghazals of Hafiz is a brilliant feat and of paramount value. i'm astonished. If he involves Iran i'll kiss the fingertips that wrote one of these masterpiece encouraged by means of the writer of all.” Dr. Mir Mohammad Taghavi (Dr. of Literature) Tehran.
“Superb translations. ninety nine% Hafiz 1% Paul Smith.” Ali Akbar Shapurzman, translator of many mystical works in English into Persian and knower of Hafiz’s Divan off via heart.
“Smith has most likely prepare the best selection of literary proof and historical past referring to Hafiz.” Daniel Ladinsky (Penguin Books writer of his personal poems encouraged through Hafiz).
“I used to be very inspired with the wonderful thing about those books.” Dr. R.K. Barz. school of Asian reviews, Australian nationwide collage.
Paul Smith is a poet, writer and translator of over one hundred fifty books of Sufi poets from 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, Khayyam, Rudaki, Yunus Emre, Bulleh Shah, Shah Latif, Lalla Ded, rahman Baba and others, and his personal poetry, fiction, performs, biographies, children’s books and screenplays.
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Arabic Sufi Poetry: An Anthology by Paul Smith