By Paul Smith
FOUR nice vintage SUFI grasp POETS
Amir Khusrau, Ibn Yamin, Hafiz & Nesimi
Translation & creation Paul Smith
The nice Sufi excellent grasp Poets of the vintage Age (13th-15th century) have been trouble-free and encouraging within the poetic different types of the ghazal, ruba’i, qasida and masnavi in expressing their love for the Divine liked and their contempt for this international and its illusions and explaining the religious direction. listed here are thousands of lovely poems by means of them within the right shape and that means and biographies approximately them. Amir Khusrau (1253-1324), the ‘Parrot of India’ used to be a grasp musician who invented the sitar. He grew to become God-realized. He rebelled opposed to slender spirituality and helped redefine the Sufi means. He was once a impact on Hafiz. Ibn Yamin (1286-1367). He was once a grasp of the shape of the qit’a and used it to precise non secular knowledge. Persia’s maximum exponent of the ghazal Hafiz (1320-139o) turned an ideal grasp (Qutub). His Divan indicates he composed in approximately all varieties. Nesimi (1369-1417) is without doubt one of the maximum mystical poets of the overdue 14th and early fifteenth centuries and essentially the most trendy early masters in Turkish/Azerbaijani literary historical past. creation: Sufis & Dervishes: Their paintings & Use of Poetry & numerous poetic varieties they used. Pages 636.
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 smart feat and of paramount significance. i'm astonished.” Dr. Mir Mohammad Taghavi (Dr. of Literature) Tehran.
“Smith has most likely prepare the best number of literary proof and historical past touching on Hafiz.” Daniel Ladinsky (Penguin Books author).
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, Nesimi, Kabir, Anvari, Ansari, Jami, Khayyam, and so forth, in addition to poetry, fiction, performs, biographies, children’s books, screenplays.
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