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Khwāja Shams-ud-Dīn Muhammad Hāfez-e Shīrāzī (known by his pen name Hafez or Hāfiz) (1325/26–1389/90) was a Persian mystic poet.

QuotesEdit

  • The dimple that thy chin contains has beauty in its round,
    That never has been fathomed yet by myriad thoughts profound.
    • Odes, CXLIII.



MisattributedEdit

  • Even
    After
    All this time
    The Sun never says to the Earth,

    "You owe me."

    Look
    What happens
    With a love like that,
    It lights the whole sky.

    • From Daniel Ladinsky, The Gift: Poems by Hafiz (1999), p. 34. This is not a translation or interpretation of any poem by Hafez;[1] it is an original poem by Ladinsky inspired by the spirit of Hafez in a dream.

Quotes about HafezEdit

  • And what though all the world should sink!
    Hafis! with thee, alone with thee
    Will I contend! joy, misery,
    The portion of us twain shall be;
    Like thee to love, like thee to drink,—
    This be my pride,—this, life to me!