The Gift

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The Gift
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Paperback. 352 pages. 0.9" H x 8.3" L x 5.4" W
More than any other Persian poet—even Rumi—Hafiz expanded the mystical, healing dimensions of poetry. Because his poems were often ecstatic love songs from God to his beloved world, many have called Hafiz the “Invisible Tongue.” Indeed, Daniel Ladinsky has said that his work with Hafiz is an attempt to do the impossible: to render Light into words—to make the Luminous Resonance of God tangible to our finite senses.

I am
a hole in a flute
that the Christ’s breath moves
through—
listen to this
music!

With this stunning collection of Hafiz’s most intimate poems, Ladinsky has succeeded brilliantly in presenting the essence of one of Islam’s greatest poetic and religious voices. Each line of The Gift imparts the wonderful qualities of this master Sufi poet and spiritual teacher: encouragement, an audacious love that touches lives, profound knowledge, generosity, and a sweet, playful genius unparalleled in world literature.

This title was handpicked by Whitney collection artist Cauleen Smith as part of her Human 3.0 Reading List as well as the Firespitters series. Her hope is this book assortment comforts and invigorates the viewer as it did her. To learn more please visit here.
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Paperback. 352 pages. 0.9" H x 8.3" L x 5.4" W