Shams al-Din Hafiz Shirazi

(1321 - 1389 / Shiraz / Iran)

Shams al-Din Hafiz Shirazi Poems

1. Ghazal 22 2/25/2014
2. Ghazal 35 2/25/2014
3. Ghazal 41 2/25/2014
4. Ghazal 42 2/25/2014
5. Ghazal 62 2/25/2014
6. Arise O Cup- Bearer 2/25/2014
7. Bitter Dolor 2/25/2014
8. Languishing Eyes 2/25/2014
9. Ruby's Heart 2/25/2014
10. The Tulip 2/25/2014
11. Tidings Of Union 2/25/2014
12. True Love 2/25/2014
13. Sweet Melody 2/25/2014
14. The Bird Of Gardens 2/25/2014
15. Stop Being So Religious 10/22/2015
16. Will Beat You Up 12/1/2015
17. The Margin Of A Stream 2/25/2014
18. Saghi Nameh 2/25/2014
19. Ghazal 79 2/25/2014
20. Bold Souls 2/25/2014
21. Cypress And Tulip 2/25/2014
22. Ghazal 53 2/25/2014
23. Ghazal 47 2/25/2014
24. Arise And Fill A Golden Goblet 2/25/2014
25. Ghazal 12 2/25/2014
26. Ghazal 51 2/25/2014
27. The Lute Will Beg 2/25/2014
28. Ghazal 71 2/25/2014
29. The Days Of Spring 2/25/2014
30. With Madness Like To Mine 4/3/2010
31. The Secret Draught Of Wine 4/3/2010
32. To Linger In A Garden Fair 4/3/2010
33. Life's Mighty Flood 4/3/2010
34. The Day Of Hope 4/3/2010
35. Lady That Hast My Heart 4/3/2010
36. The Rose Has Flushed Red 4/3/2010
37. Slaves Of Thy Shining Eyes 4/3/2010
38. The Rose Is Not Fair 4/3/2010
39. Rubaiyat 26 1/1/2004
40. Rubaiyat 39 1/1/2004

Comments about Shams al-Din Hafiz Shirazi

  • Glen Kappy Glen Kappy (1/31/2016 5:19:00 PM)

    hafiz, also rendered hafez, is my current favorite poet. i've become familiar with him mainly through the renderings of daniel ladinsky. i recommend his collection the gift which i've visited over and over. closer to translations are the ghazals in robert bly's collection the winged energy of delight which is a great anthology. though ladinsky has gotten some criticism for not closely enough representing hafiz in form, i've tried four other translations and don't think i would have discovered hafiz had i only known them. ladinsky has done us a great service by mining hafiz for the gems.

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  • Serena Sanborn (11/22/2005 9:08:00 PM)

    I love the poetry of Hafiz. I enjoyed the poems found here but my favorite translator of Hafiz is Daniel Landinsky. I find he gets to the heart of the playfulness and joy of Hafiz. I recommend reading his books of Hafiz, 'The Gift' and '60 Wild, Sweet Poems of Hafiz'.

    Does anyone know if there are any direct translations of his work available? For example, the ones that do not rhyme? Also, are there any recordings of his peotry read in the Persian language? (Farsi? Arabic?)

Best Poem of Shams al-Din Hafiz Shirazi

Absolutely Clear

Don't surrender your loneliness
So quickly.
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 voice
So tender,

My need of God
Absolutely
Clear.

Read the full of Absolutely Clear

Rubaiyat 40

O divider of heaven and hell bring relief,
Don’t let us give in to our grief.
How long upon our lives you prey?
Why don’t you hunt our lives’ thief?

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