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Book details
  • Genre:POETRY
  • SubGenre:Inspirational & Religious
  • Language:English
  • Pages:119
  • eBook ISBN:9781615509102

Hafiz, The Voice of God

A Hundred Odes

by Khalid Hameed Shaida, MD

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Overview
In what may be the most definintive English translation of Persian mystic and poet, Hafiz, this stunning and lyrical collection proves to be as timeless as it is inspired
Description
This is a powerful, at times playful. collection of the sufi master's first hundred lyrical poems, or ghazals, that brings to fruition love, mysticism. and other early sufi themes. With a keen sense of timing and verse, the translator is able to capture the lyrical quality as well as Hafiz's profound messages that possess elements of modern surrealism. This complation stresses form and verse as it weaves a nearly magical intensity that will have new readers falling in love with an ancient master of poetry and aficionados of the persian mystic period appricating timeless odes tn a creative and inspired voice.
About the author
Indian born translator Khalid Hameed Shaida earned medical degree from Pakistan and practiced medicine in both Canada and the United States. He has translated the great Persian masters, Khusro, Hafiz, Ghalib, and Iqbal in his mother tongue of Urdu with a number of publications and reprints to his credit in Pakistan. In English he has translated the poems of Hafiz, Khusro, and Ghalib. Currently he and his wife live a quite life in Friendswood, Texas
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