Bold Souls By Shams al-Din Hafiz Shiraz

Bold Souls O nightingale! Bewail if my love thou desire. For, we are weeping lovers; yet, tear is our task dire. Where bloweth a perfumed…

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Bring Perfumes Sweet To Me By Shams al-Din Hafiz Shiraz

Bring Perfumes Sweet To Me FROM out the street of So-and-So, Oh wind, bring perfumes sweet to me For I am sick and pale with…

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Brings Me Hope By Shams al-Din Hafiz Shiraz

Brings Me Hope WHAT drunkenness is this that brings me hope– Who was the Cup-bearer, and whence the wine? That minstrel singing with full voice…

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Cypress And Tulip By Shams al-Din Hafiz Shiraz

Cypress And Tulip Cypress and Tulip and sweet Eglantine, Of these the tale from lip to lip is sent; Washed by three cups, oh Saki,…

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Falsely Pious By Shams al-Din Hafiz Shiraz

Falsely pious Falsely pious, of our state are unaware No offence if their words our hearts tear. On the path, whatever you meet is for…

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Drops Of His Heart’s Blood By Shams al-Din Hafiz Shiraz

Drops Of His Heart’s Blood THE nightingale with drops of his heart’s blood Had nourished the red rose, then came a wind, And catching at…

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From The Garden Of Heaven By Shams al-Din Hafiz Shiraz

From The Garden Of Heaven FROM the garden of Heaven a western breeze Blows through the leaves of my garden of earth; With a love…

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Here Will I Take My Rest By Shams al-Din Hafiz Shiraz

Here Will I Take My Rest My lady, that did change this house of mine Into a heaven when that she dwelt therein, From head…

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If God Invited You To A Party By Shams al-Din Hafiz Shiraz

If God Invited You To A Party If God Invited you to a party And said, ‘Everyone In the ballroom tonight Will be my special…

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I Long To Open Up My Heart By Shams al-Din Hafiz Shiraz

I long to open up my heart I long to open up my heart For my heart do my part. My story was yesterday’s news…

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Keep To Your Own Affairs By Shams al-Din Hafiz Shiraz

Keep to your own affairs Keep to your own affairs, why do you fault me? My heart has fallen in love, what has befallen thee?…

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Lady That Hast My Heart By Shams al-Din Hafiz Shiraz

Lady That Hast My Heart LADY that hast my heart within thy hand, Thou heed’st me not; and if thou turn thine ear Unto the…

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Languishing Eyes By Shams al-Din Hafiz Shiraz

Languishing Eyes With the point of thy glance, do not hit my heart; For, before Thy languishing eyes, I will depart In excellence and beauty…

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Lay Not Reproach At The Drunkard’s Door By Shams al-Din Hafiz Shiraz

Lay Not Reproach At The Drunkard’s Door LAY not reproach at the drunkard’s door Oh Fanatic, thou that art pure of soul; Not thine on…

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Life’s Mighty Flood By Shams al-Din Hafiz Shiraz

Life’s Mighty Flood WHAT is wrought in the forge of the living and life– All things are nought! Ho! fill me the bowl, For nought…

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My Eyes Drown In Tears By Shams al-Din Hafiz Shiraz

My eyes drown in tears My eyes drown in tears, yet thirst for but one chance I’ll give away my whole life, for Beloved, but…

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My Friend Has Fled By Shams al-Din Hafiz Shiraz

My Friend Has Fled My friend has fled! alas, my friend has fled, And left me nought but tears and pain behind! Like smoke above…

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Not Worth The Toil! By Shams al-Din Hafiz Shiraz

Not Worth The Toil! NOT all the sum of earthly happiness Is worth the bowed head of a moment’s pain, And if I sell for…

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O Beautiful Wine-Bearer By Shams al-Din Hafiz Shiraz

O beautiful wine-bearer O beautiful wine-bearer, bring forth the cup and put it to my lips Path of love seemed easy at first, what came…

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O Friend By Shams al-Din Hafiz Shiraz

O Friend O friend, from your foes your heart release, In pleasant company drink the good wine with ease. Confer with those who know, open…

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O Cup Bearer By Shams al-Din Hafiz Shiraz

O Cup Bearer OH Cup-bearer, set my glass afire With the light of wine! oh minstrel, sing: The world fulfilleth my heart’s desire! Reflected within…

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Pick Up The Joy By Shams al-Din Hafiz Shiraz

Pick Up The Joy Pick up the joy giving wine and come hither. Temptations of mean foes decline and come hither. Don’t listen to the…

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Ruby’s Heart By Shams al-Din Hafiz Shiraz

Ruby’s Heart The bulbul’s care is naught but the rose is his mate dear The rose’s care is naught but to bring grace to her…

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Return! That To A Heart By Shams al-Din Hafiz Shiraz

Return! That To A Heart RETURN! that to a heart wounded full sore Valiance and strength may enter in; return! And Life shall pause at…

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Saghi Nameh By Shams al-Din Hafiz Shiraz

Saghi Nameh O Bearer, bring the wine that brings joy To increase generosity, & let perfection buoy Give me some, for I have lost my…

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Stop Being So Religious By Shams al-Din Hafiz Shiraz

Stop Being So Religious What do sad people have in common? It seems they have all built a shrine to the past, And often they…

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Slaves Of Thy Shining Eyes By Shams al-Din Hafiz Shiraz

Slaves Of Thy Shining Eyes SLAVES of thy shining eyes are even those That diadems of might and empire bear; Drunk with the wine that…

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Sweet Melody By Shams al-Din Hafiz Shiraz

Sweet Melody Come so the rose we may spread, and, let wine into the goblet flow. The roof of the sky we may cleave; and…

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The Days Of Spring By Shams al-Din Hafiz Shiraz

The Days Of Spring THE days of Spring are here! the eglantine, The rose, the tulip from the dust have risen- And thou, why liest…

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That Beautiful Shirazi Turk By Shams al-Din Hafiz Shiraz

That beautiful Shirazi Turk That beautiful Shirazi Turk, took control and my heart stole, I’ll give Samarkand & Bukhara, for her Hindu beauty mole. O…

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The Bird Of Gardens By Shams al-Din Hafiz Shiraz

The Bird Of Gardens The bird of gardens sang unto the rose, New blown in the clear dawn: ‘Bow down thy head! As fair as…

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The Bright Moon Reflects Your Radiant Face By Shams al-Din Hafiz Shiraz

The bright moon reflects your radiant face The bright moon reflects your radiant face Your snowcapped cheekbones supply water of grace My heavy heart desires…

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The Corner Of The Tavern Is My Altar By Shams al-Din Hafiz Shiraz

The corner of the tavern is my altar The corner of the tavern is my altar, where I pray At dawn, the mantra of the…

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The Day Of Hope By Shams al-Din Hafiz Shiraz

The Day Of Hope THE days of absence and the bitter nights Of separation, all are at an end! Where is the influence of the…

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The Heavenly Breeze Comes To This Estate By Shams al-Din Hafiz Shiraz

The heavenly breeze comes to this estate The heavenly breeze comes to this estate, I sit with the wine and a lovely mate. Why can’t…

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The Lute Will Beg By Shams al-Din Hafiz Shiraz

The Lute Will Beg You need to become a pen In the Sun´s hand. We need for the earth to sing Through our pores and…

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The Margin Of A Stream By Shams al-Din Hafiz Shiraz

The Margin Of A Stream The margin of a stream, the willow’s shade, A mind inclined to song, a mistress sweet, A Cup-bearer whose cheek…

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The Rose Has Flushed Red By Shams al-Din Hafiz Shiraz

The Rose Has Flushed Red The rose has flushed red, the bud has burst, And drunk with joy is the nightingale Hail, Sufis! lovers of…

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The Rose Is Not Fair By Shams al-Din Hafiz Shiraz

The Rose Is Not Fair THE rose is not fair without the beloved’s face, Nor merry the Spring without the sweet laughter of wine; The…

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The Secret Draught Of Wine By Shams al-Din Hafiz Shiraz

The Secret Draught Of Wine THE secret draught of wine and love repressed Are joys foundationless–then come whate’er May come, slave to the grape I…

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When You Hear The Lovers’ Words By Shams al-Din Hafiz Shiraz

When you hear the lovers’ words When you hear the lovers’ words, think them not a mistake You don’t recognize these words, the error must…

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Though The Wine Is Joyous By Shams al-Din Hafiz Shiraz

Though the wine is joyous Though the wine is joyous, and the wind, flowers sorts Harp music and scent of wine, the officer reports. If…

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True Love By Shams al-Din Hafiz Shiraz

True Love TRUE love has vanished from every heart; What has befallen all lovers fair? When did the bonds of friendship part?- What has befallen…

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Tidings Of Union By Shams al-Din Hafiz Shiraz

Tidings Of Union Where are the tidings of union? that I may arise- Forth from the dust I will rise up to welcome thee! My…

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To Linger In A Garden Fair By Shams al-Din Hafiz Shiraz

To Linger In A Garden Fair MIRTH, Spring, to linger in a garden fair, What more has earth to give? All ye that wait, Where…

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Well Done O Messenger By Shams al-Din Hafiz Shiraz

Well done O messenger Well done O messenger, bring a message from my friend Willingly I’ll give my own life for the sake of my…

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With Madness Like To Mine By Shams al-Din Hafiz Shiraz

With Madness Like To Mine NOT one is filled with madness like to mine In all the taverns! my soiled robe lies here, There my…

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Wild Deer By Shams al-Din Hafiz Shiraz

Wild Deer Where are you O Wild Deer? I have known you for a while, here. Both loners, both lost, both forsaken The wild beast,…

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Where Is My Ruined Life By Shams al-Din Hafiz Shiraz

Where Is My Ruined Life WHERE is my ruined life, and where the fame Of noble deeds? Look on my long-drawn road, and whence it…

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Whoever Had Found His Way To The Tavern’s Block By Shams al-Din Hafiz Shiraz

Whoever had found his way to the tavern’s block Whoever had found his way to the tavern’s block Would have to be insane if on…

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Will Beat You Up By Shams al-Din Hafiz Shiraz

Will Beat You Up Jealousy And most all of your sufferings Are from believing You know better than God. Of course, Such a special brand…

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Where Is Sensible Action By Shams al-Din Hafiz Shiraz

Where is sensible action Where is sensible action, & my insanity whence? See the difference, it is from where to whence. From the church &…

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Love Has Subjugated Me By Hadewijch

Love has subjugated me by Hadewijch English version by Mother Columba Hart Original Language Dutch Love has subjugated me: To me this is no surprise,…

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Dew (From Love’s Seven Names) By Hadewijch

Dew (from Love’s Seven Names) by Hadewijch English version by Mother Columba Hart Original Language Dutch Dew is a name under which Love works: When…

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God Must Give Us A Renewed Mind (From Vale Millies) By Hadewijch

God must give us a renewed mind (from Vale Millies) by Hadewijch English version by Mother Columba Hart Original Language Dutch God must give us…

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How She First Made Me Beautiful Promises (From Defense Of Love) By Hadewijch

How she first made me beautiful promises (from Defense of Love) by Hadewijch English version by Mother Columba Hart Original Language Dutch How she first…

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Love Has Seven Names By Hadewijch

Love Has Seven Names by Hadewijch English version by Willis Barnstone and Elene Kolb Original Language Dutch Love has seven names. Do you know what…

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What I Sang So Often Of Love (From Defense Of Love) By Hadewijch

What I sang so often of Love (from Defense of Love) by Hadewijch English version by Mother Columba Hart Original Language Dutch What I sang…

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The Madness Of Love By Hadewijch

The madness of love by Hadewijch English version by Oliver Davies Original Language Dutch The madness of love Is a blessed fate; And if we…

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Love’s Constancy By Hadewijch

Love’s constancy by Hadewijch English version by Oliver Davies Original Language Dutch Anyone who has waded Through Love’s turbulent waters, Now feeling hunger and now…

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