By Paul Smith
Translation & creation Paul Smith
Here is an enlightened Daybook of 366 inspirational and lovely poems by means of of the best Sufi poets and non secular Masters of all occasions within the right poetical shape and which means. Farid ad-din ‘Attar is visible with Sana’i and Rumi (who he met and encouraged) as one of many 3 most crucial Sufi Poet–Masters of the thirteenth century. He composed over 40 books ordinarily within the epic masnavi kind of rhyming couplets. He additionally composed many robust mystical poems within the ghazal shape and within the ruba’i shape. Khaqani used to be Born in Shirwan in 1122 he died in Tabriz in 1199. He used to be a very good poet and a grasp of the qasida and one of many first of the ghazal. He left a amazing, huge background of poems in Persian that motivated many later Sufi poets. creation lifestyles, instances & Poetry of those nice poets. 388 pages.
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Paul Smith is a poet, writer and translator of over a hundred thirty 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, Khayyam, Rudaki, Lalla Ded, Baba Farid, Bulleh Shah, Jami and others, and his personal poetry, fiction, performs, biographies, children’s books and a dozen screenplays.
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