The Gift by HafezMore than any other Persian poet, it is perhaps Hafiz who accesses the mystical, healing dimensions of poetry. Because his poems were often ecstatic love songs from God to his beloved world, many have called Hafiz the Tongue of the Invisible.
With this stunning collection of 250 of Hafizs most intimate poems, Daniel Ladinsky has succeeded brilliantly in capturing the essence of one of Islams greatest poetic and religious voices. Each line of THE GIFT imparts the wonderful qualities of the spiritual teacher: an audacious love that empowers lives, profound knowledge, wild generosity, and a sweet, playful genius unparalleled in world literature.
His life and poems have become the subjects of much analysis, commentary and interpretation, influencing postth century Persian writing more than any other author. Hafez is best known for his poems that can be described as "antinomian"  and with the medieval use of the term "theosophical"; the term "theosophy" in the 13th and 14th centuries was used to indicate mystical work by "authors only inspired by the holy books " as distinguished from theology. Hafez primarily wrote in the literary genre of lyric poetry , or ghazals , that is the ideal style for expressing the ecstasy of divine inspiration in the mystical form of love poems. Themes of his ghazals include the beloved, faith, and exposing hypocrisy. In his ghazals he deals with love, wine and taverns, all presenting ecstasy and freedom from restraint, whether in actual worldly release or in the voice of the lover  speaking of divine love. His tomb is visited often.
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I know the way you can get. When you have not had a drink of Love:. Your face hardens,. Your sweet muscles cramp. Children become concerned.