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Love Poems from God

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Sacred poetry from twelve mystics and saints, rendered brilliantly by Daniel Ladinsky, beloved interpreter of verses by the fourteenth-century Persian poet Hafiz

In this luminous collection, Daniel Ladinsky--best known for his gifted and bestselling interpretations of the great Sufi poet Hafiz--brings together the timeless work of twelve of the world's finest spiritual writers, six from the East and six from the West. Once again Ladinsky reveals his talent for creating profound and playful renditions of classic poems for a modern audience. Rumi's joyous, ecstatic love poems; St. Francis's loving observations of nature through the eyes of Catholicism; Kabir's wild, freeing humor that synthesizes Hindu, Muslim, and Christian beliefs; St. Teresa's sensual verse; and the mystical, healing words of Sufi poet Hafiz--these along with inspiring works by Rabia, Meister Eckhart, St. Thomas Aquinas, Mira, St. Catherine of Siena, St. Teresa of Avila, St. John of the Cross, and Tukaram are all "love poems by God," from writers considered to be "conduits of the divine." A spiritual treasure to cherish always.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 381 pages
  • 139.7 x 213.36 x 30.48mm | 408.23g
  • Penguin Books Australia
  • Hawthorn, Australia
  • English
  • 0142196126
  • 9780142196120
  • 104,172

About Daniel Ladinsky

Daniel Ladinsky has published three previous translations of Hafiz's poems, The Gift, The Subject Tonight Is Love, and I Heard God Laughing, as well as a collection of translations of poems by twelve mystics and saints, Love Poems From God. His most recent collection is The Purity of Desire: 100 Poems of Rumi. For six years, he made his home in a spiritual community in western India, where he worked and lived with the intimate disciples and family of Avatar Meher Baba. He lives in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
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Praise for Daniel Ladinsky's translation "There are universes inside Hafiz, a lineage of masters. Daniel Ladinsky follows the playfulness; the rascal moves well." --Coleman Barks Praise for Daniel Ladinsky's translation -There are universes inside Hafiz, a lineage of masters. Daniel Ladinsky follows the playfulness; the rascal moves well.- --Coleman Barks Praise for Daniel Ladinsky s translation There are universes inside Hafiz, a lineage of masters. Daniel Ladinsky follows the playfulness; the rascal moves well. Coleman Barks"
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Table of contents

Love Poems from GodPreface
The Genesis of These Poems
Rabia
St. Francis of Assisi
Rumi
Meister Eckhart
St. Thomas Aquinas
Hafiz
St. Catherine of Siena
Kabir
Mira
St. Teresa of Avila
St. John of the Cross
Tukaram
Works Consulted
Index of Titles
Index of First Lines
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Praise for Daniel Ladinsky's translation

"There are universes inside Hafiz, a lineage of masters. Daniel Ladinsky follows the playfulness; the rascal moves well." - Coleman Barks
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