By Iraqi,Paul Smith
Translation & advent via Paul Smith
‘Iraqi (1213-1289) used to be the writer of a Divan of religious ghazals and ruba’is and the recognized paintings in prose and poetry… Lama’at, ‘Divine Flashes’… a vintage of Sufi Mysticism. He used to be born in Hamadan in western Persia and as a baby learnt the Koran by means of center. He travelled from Persia to India with dervishes the place he stayed for 25 years. it truly is stated that on his travels he met Rumi. His grave is in Damascus beside that of one other nice ideal grasp and poet Ibn al-‘Arabi. whilst seeing those graves a pilgrim said, “That (‘Iraqi) is the Persian Gulf and this (Ibn al- ‘Arabi) is the Arabian Sea.” advent: The lifestyles & instances & Poems of ‘Iraqi, chosen Bibliography, types in Classical Pers1an Poetry utilized by ‘Iraqi. Rubai’s, Ghazals, Qasida, Masnavis, Tarji-band. the proper rhyme-structure has been stored in addition to the sweetness and which means of those attractive, mystical poems. 156 pages within the paperback.
COMMENTS ON PAUL SMITH’S TRANSLATION OF HAFIZ’S ‘DIVAN’.
“It isn't really a joke... the English model of the entire ghazals of Hafiz is a smart feat and of paramount value. i'm astonished. If he involves Iran i'll kiss the fingertips that wrote this sort of masterpiece encouraged by way 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 and knower of Hafiz’s Divan off by way of heart.
“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 eighty 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, Shah Latif, Mahsati and others, and his personal poetry, fiction, performs, biographies, children’s books and screenplays.