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Hafiz's Little Book of Life

Have you heard the name “Hafiz”?! Here are soaring flights of fancy and solid life lessons, from one of the greatest poets of all time—made new by two award-winning translators. This is the perfect introduction to Hafiz for all lovers of poetry and seekers of love, spirituality, and meaning.

“Hafiz’s poetry aims to close the gap between mortal humans and the divine, and this book opens a door to the poet’s gardens. From the first page, you are invited to settle into a sublime sanctuary and partake in enchantment until you feel the Beloved inside your beating heart and running through your veins.”
Ari Honarvar, author of A Girl Called Rumi

I have this gem
And it’s looking for a beholder


Hafiz’s Little Book of Life is a lush collection of more than 250 selections from his lifework (his divan). Alongside a Quran, a copy of his divan can be found in average homes in Iran—where stars can be heard singing his poetry on the radio, and lines from his poems are quoted on the street. His poetry is sure to strike a chord in the hearts of readers everywhere.

This vital collection of mystical poetry focuses on the issues we encounter in everyday life. Each brief poem may be savored as an oasis of clarity in the hurried literacy of our time, or the entire book enjoyed in one sitting, as a five-course meal—embracing the world, wine, love, wisdom, and ecstasy. Let the unforgettable words of Hafiz shine through you with their love, depth, and celebration of life.

This book also includes a vivid portrait of the poet and his times, an extensive glossary, translators’ notes, a bibliography, and an appendix on Hafiz as an oracle