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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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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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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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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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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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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Arise And Fill A Golden Goblet By Shams Al-Din Hafiz Shiraz

Arise And Fill A Golden Goblet Arise! and fill a golden goblet up Until the wine of pleasure overflow, Before into thy skull’s pale empty…

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Absolutely Clear By Shams Al-Din Hafiz Shiraz

Absolutely Clear Don’t surrender your loneliness So quickly. Let it cut more deep. Let it ferment and season you As few human Or even divine…

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Arise O Cup- Bearer By Shams Al-Din Hafiz Shiraz

Arise O Cup- Bearer ARISE, oh Cup-bearer, rise! and bring To lips that are thirsting the bowl they praise, For it seemed that love was…

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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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Bitter Dolor By Shams Al-Din Hafiz Shiraz

Bitter Dolor In its beak, a nightingale had a roseleaf of exquisite color And on that pleasant food, it nourished on some bitter dolor I…

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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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Ghazal 03 By Shams Al-Din Hafiz Shiraz

Ghazal 03 That beautiful Shirazi Turk, took control and my heart stole, I’ll give Samarkand & Bukhara, for her Hindu beauty mole. O wine-bearer bring…

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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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Ghazal 02 By Shams Al-Din Hafiz Shiraz

Ghazal 02 Where is sensible action, & my insanity whence? See the difference, it is from where to whence. From the church & hypocritical vestments,…

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Ghazal 01 By Shams Al-Din Hafiz Shiraz

Ghazal 01 O beautiful wine-bearer, bring forth the cup and put it to my lips Path of love seemed easy at first, what came was…

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Ghazal 12 By Shams Al-Din Hafiz Shiraz

Ghazal 12 The bright moon reflects your radiant face Your snowcapped cheekbones supply water of grace My heavy heart desires an audience with your face…

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Ghazal 51 By Shams Al-Din Hafiz Shiraz

Ghazal 51 My eyes drown in tears, yet thirst for but one chance I’ll give away my whole life, for Beloved, but one glance. Be…

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Ghazal 35 By Shams Al-Din Hafiz Shiraz

Ghazal 35 Keep to your own affairs, why do you fault me? My heart has fallen in love, what has befallen thee? In the center…

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Ghazal 22 By Shams Al-Din Hafiz Shiraz

Ghazal 22 When you hear the lovers’ words, think them not a mistake You don’t recognize these words, the error must be your take. The…

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Ghazal 42 By Shams Al-Din Hafiz Shiraz

Ghazal 42 I long to open up my heart For my heart do my part. My story was yesterday’s news From rivals cannot keep apart….

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Ghazal 41 By Shams Al-Din Hafiz Shiraz

Ghazal 41 Though the wine is joyous, and the wind, flowers sorts Harp music and scent of wine, the officer reports. If you face an…

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Ghazal 47 By Shams Al-Din Hafiz Shiraz

Ghazal 47 Whoever had found his way to the tavern’s block Would have to be insane if on another door knock Fate never crowned any…

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Ghazal 53 By Shams Al-Din Hafiz Shiraz

Ghazal 53 The corner of the tavern is my altar, where I pray At dawn, the mantra of the Old Magi, I say. Fear not…

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Ghazal 79 By Shams Al-Din Hafiz Shiraz

Ghazal 79 The heavenly breeze comes to this estate, I sit with the wine and a lovely mate. Why can’t the beggar play the king’s…

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Ghazal 62 By Shams Al-Din Hafiz Shiraz

Ghazal 62 Well done O messenger, bring a message from my friend Willingly I’ll give my own life for the sake of my friend. Like…

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Ghazal 71 By Shams Al-Din Hafiz Shiraz

Ghazal 71 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Rubaiyat 25 By Shams Al-Din Hafiz Shiraz

Rubaiyat 25 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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Rubaiyat 02 By Shams Al-Din Hafiz Shiraz

Rubaiyat 02 Pick up the joy giving wine and come hither. Temptations of mean foes decline and come hither. Don’t listen to the one who…

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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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 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 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 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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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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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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