Pick of the Day: I Heard God Laughing

bookshelf image51SfPuqCMbL._SX320_BO1,204,203,200_Daniel Ladinsky, Shirazi Hafiz
I Heard God Laughing: Poems of Hope and Joy
Penguin Books
£11.00, Available from Watkins Books

Selected by Luciana from  Watkins Books.

Book Description: To Persians , the poems of Hafiz are not “classical literature” from a remote past but cherished wisdom from a dear and intimate friend that continue to be quoted in daily life. With uncanny insight, Hafiz captures the many forms and stages of love. His poetry outlines the stages of the mystic’s “path of love”-a journey in which love dissolves personal boundaries and limitations to join larger processes of growth and transformation. With this stunning collection, Ladinsky has succeeded brilliantly in translating the essence of one of Islam’s greatest poetic and spiritual voices.


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