I Heard God Laughing
I Heard God Laughing
Poems of Hope and Joy

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

Title I Heard God Laughing
Subtitle Poems of Hope and Joy
Author Hafiz
Publisher Penguin Books
Title First Published 26 September 2006
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 112 p.
ISBN-10 0143037811
ISBN-13 9780143037811
Publication Date 26 September 2006
Main content page count 112
Weight 16 oz.

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