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I Heard God Laughing : Poems of Hope and Joy - Hafiz

I Heard God Laughing

Poems of Hope and Joy

By: Hafiz

Paperback Published: 26th September 2006
ISBN: 9780143037811
Number Of Pages: 112
For Ages: 18+ years old

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From the renowned translator of "The Gift," a rich collection that brings the great Sufi poet to Western readers
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. BACKCOVER: "If you haven't yet had the delight of dining with Daniel Ladinsky's sweet, playful renderings of the musings of the great saints, "I Heard God Laughing" is a perfect appetizer. . . . This newly released edition of his first playful foray into Hafiz's divinely inspired poetry is essential reading . . . . Ladinsky is a master who will be remembered for finally bringing Hafiz alive in the West."
-Alexandra Marks, "The Christian Science Monitor"

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"If you haven't yet had the delight of dining with Daniel Ladinsky's sweet, playful renderings of the musings of the great saints, I Heard God Laughing is a perfect appetizer. . . . This newly released edition of his first playful foray into Hafiz's divinely inspired poetry is essential reading . . . . Ladinsky is a master who will be remembered for finally bringing Hafiz alive in the West." --Alexandra Marks, The Christian Science Monitor

Releasing the Spirit of Hafizp. xi
Poetic Conventionsp. xv
You Are with the Friend Nowp. 1
A Divine Invitationp. 2
You Don't Have to Act Crazy Anymorep. 3
We Should Talk About This Problemp. 4
And Applaudp. 5
Manic Screamingp. 7
My Brilliant Imagep. 7
Cast All Your Votes for Dancingp. 8
Come to My Housep. 11
What Happensp. 12
Someone Who Can Kiss Godp. 13
Would You Think It Odd?p. 15
Someone Calls Your Namep. 16
The Jewelerp. 17
Saints Bowing in the Mountainsp. 18
Exquisitely Wovenp. 19
The Moon Is Also Busyp. 20
We All Sit in God's Classroomp. 21
For a Whilep. 22
Why Carry?p. 22
Someone Should Start Laughingp. 23
A Golden Compassp. 24
Zerop. 25
Circlesp. 26
The Great Secretp. 27
Wayfarerp. 28
Of Course Things Like That Can Happenp. 29
The Only Onep. 33
Every Movementp. 33
Saheb-e-Zamanp. 34
Set This Dry, Boring Place on Fire!p. 35
How Does It Feel to Be a Heart?p. 36
If It Is Not Too Darkp. 37
Awake Awhilep. 38
Dance, Dervish Dancep. 39
You Better Start Kissing Mep. 40
A Barroom View of Lovep. 41
I Know the Way You Can Getp. 42
Spill the Oil Lamp!p. 44
I Am Determinedp. 44
Let Me Near You Tonightp. 45
That's the Whole Ideap. 46
Keeping Watchp. 47
You Left a Thousand Women Crazyp. 48
Something Invisiblep. 49
A Tethered Falconp. 50
That Full, Fragrant Curlp. 51
Maybe I Could Become a Poetp. 53
I Took It as a Signp. 54
Beautiful Empty Pagesp. 55
Pulling Out the Chairp. 56
The Only Sin I Knowp. 56
There Is a Wonderful Gamep. 57
I Am So Gladp. 58
Your Beautiful Parched, Holy Mouthp. 59
I Will Hire You as a Minstrelp. 60
God's Laughterp. 63
Several Times in the Last Weekp. 64
Laughterp. 65
Tripping over Joyp. 66
Strange Miraclep. 67
Silencep. 67
My Sweet, Crushed Angelp. 68
Skinning Your Knees on Godp. 69
It Cuts the Plow Reinsp. 70
A Wild, Holy Bandp. 72
Forever Dancep. 73
The Life and Work of Hafizp. 75
Select Bibliographyp. 89
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ISBN: 9780143037811
ISBN-10: 0143037811
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 112
Published: 26th September 2006
Publisher: Penguin Books
Country of Publication: IN
Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 14.3  x 0.8
Weight (kg): 0.14
Edition Number: 1

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