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I once asked a bird,Like Fitzgerald's version of Khayyam's Rubaiyat, the language of The Gift strikes a contemporary chord, resonating in the reader's mind and then in the heart. Ladinsky's language is plain, fresh, playful--dancing with an expert cadence that invites and surprises. If it is true, as Hafiz says, that a poet is someone who can pour light into a cup, reading Ladinsky's Hafiz is like gulping down the sun. --Brian Bruya
"How is it that you fly in this gravity
I loved his poem, "The Still Cup."
I bought this book to have it, and read it in context with his other works. Read more
There is a reason you are reading this. Buy it. It will change your life.Published 2 months ago by Jennifer Thompson
This book of poems touches the soul with laughter and with profound wisdom. It's a mystical read that sits by my bedside for inspiration and grace.Published 2 months ago by Jane Siebel
Although not really a "translation," Ladinsky brings Hafiz to a modern audience. I use in a literature class to help students grasp the overall sentiment of Hafiz. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Peter S.
Only four in anticipation as yet to read it but if anything like I heard God laughting it will be inspiring.Published 3 months ago by john cocker