By Paul Smith
FOUR nice vintage SUFI grasp POETS
Amir Khusrau, Ibn Yamin, Hafiz & Nesimi
Translation & advent Paul Smith
The nice Sufi ideal grasp Poets of the vintage Age (13th-15th century) have been trouble-free and encouraging within the poetic kinds of the ghazal, ruba’i, qasida and masnavi in expressing their love for the Divine loved and their contempt for this global and its illusions and explaining the non secular direction. listed below are countless numbers of lovely poems via them within the right shape and which means and biographies approximately them. Amir Khusrau (1253-1324), the ‘Parrot of India’ used to be a grasp musician who invented the sitar. He turned God-realized. He rebelled opposed to slim spirituality and helped redefine the Sufi means. He used to be a impression on Hafiz. Ibn Yamin (1286-1367). He was once a grasp of the shape of the qit’a and used it to specific non secular knowledge. Persia’s maximum exponent of the ghazal Hafiz (1320-139o) turned an ideal grasp (Qutub). His Divan exhibits he composed in approximately all kinds. Nesimi (1369-1417) is likely one of the maximum mystical poets of the overdue 14th and early fifteenth centuries and probably the most well known early masters in Turkish/Azerbaijani literary background. advent: Sufis & Dervishes: Their artwork & Use of Poetry & a number of poetic varieties they used. Pages 636.
COMMENTS ON PAUL SMITH’S TRANSLATION OF HAFIZ’S ‘DIVAN’.
“It isn't really a joke... the English model of all of the ghazals of Hafiz is a smart feat and of paramount value. i'm astonished.” Dr. Mir Mohammad Taghavi (Dr. of Literature) Tehran.
“Smith has most likely prepare the best choice of literary proof and historical past relating Hafiz.” Daniel Ladinsky (Penguin Books author).
Paul Smith is a poet, writer and translator of over one 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 on, in addition to poetry, fiction, performs, biographies, children’s books, screenplays.
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