By Aaron Heinrich
By Rainer Loveiam
By Gregory David Done
By Brigette Neita-Bailey
In this booklet, Brigette Neita-Bailey opens her spirit and soul to
worship the Almighty King of production, Jesus Christ. Her expressions
represent the adventure of her pilgrim course at diversified levels of spiritual
development, courting with God, and her inspirations from the
Song of Solomon 4:11
‘Your lips drop sweetness because the honeycomb, my bride; milk and
honey are less than your tongue. The perfume of your clothing is like
that of Lebanon’."
By Prince Kwasi Mensah
By Marguerite B. White
By Shah Latif,Nazir Akbarabadi,Ghalib,Iqbal,Paul Smith
Shah Latif, Nazir Akbarabadi, Ghalib,& Iqbal
Translation & advent Paul Smith
The nice Sufi grasp Poets of the ultimate Age (18th – twentieth century) have been additionally trouble-free and encouraging within the poetic kinds of the ghazal, ruba’i, qasida and masnavi and others in expressing their love for the Divine liked and of their contempt for this global and its illusions and explaining the religious direction. listed here are many appealing, robust poems by way of them within the right shape and which means and biographies approximately them. Shah Abdul Latif (1689-1752) used to be a Sufi ideal grasp and is taken into account via many to be the best poet of the Sindhi language. He composed dohas extending the shape to 5 or six couplets. Nazir Akbarabadi (1735-1830) is an Indian poet referred to as the ‘Father of Nazm’, who wrote frequently Urdu ghazals and nazms. His poems are nonetheless enjoyed. Many are non secular and he's noticeable as a real Sufi. Ghalib (1797-1869), used to be born within the urban of Agra. he's extra well-known this day and wrote ghazals, qit’as and ruba’is in Persian which are as a rule Sufi poems yet he's extra recognized now for these composed in Urdu. Iqbal (1873-1938) was once born in Sialkot, Punjab. He became to Islam and Sufism for proposal whilst early in his lifestyles he rejected nationalism. In his ultimate years he back to Urdu from Persian with ghazals encouraged through his Sufism. creation: Sufis & Dervishes, Their paintings & Use of Poetry, & some of the poetic types they used. Pages 616.
COMMENTS ON PAUL SMITH’S TRANSLATION OF HAFIZ’S ‘DIVAN’.
“It isn't a joke... the English model of the entire ghazals of Hafiz is a smart feat and of paramount significance. i'm astonished.” Dr. Mir Mohammad Taghavi (Dr. of Literature) Tehran.
“Smith has most likely prepare the best number of literary proof and background bearing on Hafiz.” Daniel Ladinsky (Penguin Books author).
Paul Smith is a poet, writer and translator of over a hundred thirty books of Sufi poets of the Persian, Arabic, Urdu, Turkish, Pashtu and different languages… together with Hafiz, Sadi, Nizami, Rumi, ‘Attar, Sana’i, Jahan Khatun, Obeyd Zakani, Nesimi, Kabir, Anvari, Ansari, Jami, Khayyam, Lalla Ded, Iqbal etc, in addition to poetry, fiction, performs, biographies, children’s books and over a dozen screenplays.
By Jan Holland
By Jeffrey Galbraith
"The elegantly parsed anecdotes, observations, and memories comprising Painstaker happen a prepared and compelling wish to witness in the puzzlements of universal lifestyles a pulse of comfort, an arc of objective, the deep bass notes of wish and joy.
--Scott Cairns, writer of Slow Pilgrim: The amassed Poems
"There is continuing nice authority within the writing of this e-book, evidenced all through within the ability of the loose verse, so variously expressive and so actual to the reviews defined. The latter half the booklet is a chain of poems concerning the demise by way of calamitous ailment of a chum, who, from adolescence like a brother, was once a fellow instructor, fellow poet, and side-by-side fellow man or woman. it truly is the most awesome such kinship sequences ever written; its depth of compassion and discomfort comes no longer from mere store-bought assertion, yet from the painstaking non-stop ability within the truth-telling of the lines."
--David Ferry, writer of Bewilderment: New Poems and Translations, winner of the nationwide publication Award for Poetry
Jeffrey Galbraith is Assistant Professor of English at Wheaton collage, Illinois. He earned his doctorate in English Literature from Indiana collage, and his MA in inventive Writing from Boston college. His poetry has seemed in Southern Humanities evaluation, Florida evaluate, RHINO, Yemassee, and the Cresset.
By Francesco D'Assisi,Mario Bertin