A Year with Hafiz
Paperback 417 pp.
Daniel Ladinsky presents 365 poignant Hafiz poems - including a section based on the translations of Hafiz by Ralph Waldo Emerson - that capture a spirit of infinite tenderness and compassion, of great exuberance, joy and laughter, of ecstatic love and fervent longing , and a wonder of delight at the divine splendor of the universe. As Ladinsky says of his renderings, "The wings of some of these poems just could not resist unfurling, breaking out of conventional space and cultural bound time, hoping to lift many in the wake of their freedom." Most of the poems in this book have not been published before.