Shams al-Din Hafiz Shirazi
Shams al-Din Hafiz Shirazi Poems
- Absolutely Clear Don't surrender your loneliness So ...
- Rubaiyat 04
- Ghazal 01 O beautiful wine-bearer, bring forth the cup and ...
- If God Invited You To A Party If God Invited you to a ...
- Rubaiyat 01
- Rubaiyat 05
- The Days Of Spring THE days of Spring are here! the ...
Very little is know about Hafiz of Shiraz, particularly his early life. His primary medium of expression was the ghazal, a Persian poetic form which, like the English sonnet, has been widely used since the early middle ages. Hafiz is considered an incomparable master of the form. His works comprise 500 ghazals, 42 Rubaiyees, and a few Ghaseedehs, composed over a period of 50 years. Hafiz did not compile his own poetry. Mohammad Golandaam, who also wrote a preface to his compilation, completed it in 813 A.H or 1410 a.d, some 21-22 years after Hafiz's death.
Immediately after Hafiz' death, many stories -some of mythical proportion- were woven around it; the air of mystery has ... more »
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Don't surrender your loneliness
Let it cut more deep.
Let it ferment and season you
As few human
Or even divine ingredients can.
Something missing in my heart tonight
Has made my eyes so soft,
My need of God