The Angels Knocking on the Tavern Door: Thirty Poems of Hafez

The Angels Knocking on the Tavern Door: Thirty Poems of Hafez


The nice Persian poet Hafez is so liked in Iran that nearly each relatives there retains his Divan shut to hand. For a few fifteen years, esteemed American poet and writer Robert Bly has labored with the good Islamic student Leonard Lewisohn to provide this translation, which for the 1st time captures Hafez's nimbleness, his fierce humor, his incredible diversity of notion, and his savour love—enabling English audio system to totally savor the real genius of this grasp of the ghazal shape, one of many maximum innovations within the heritage of poetry.

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