SUFI & DERVISH RUBA'IYAT Anthology of Sufi and Dervish Poetry in the Ruba'i form, from Rudaki to Modern Times. Translations & Introductions by Paul Smith. Introduction includes...Sufis & Dervishes: Their Art and Use of Poetry... The Form of the Ruba'i in Persian, Arabic, Turkish, Urdu & English Sufi & Dervish Poetry & a Glossary. Included with each selection of a particular poet is a brief biography plus a list of further reading. The correct rhyme-structure has been kept as well as the beauty and meaning of these beautiful, mystical poems. The Poets (in Order of Appearance) Rudaki, Mansur al-Hallaj, Shibli, Baba Tahir, Abu Said, Ibn Sina, Baba Kuhi, Ansari, Al-Ghazzali, Hamadani, Sana'i, Mahsati, Khaqani, Nizami, Ruzbihan, Baghdadi, 'Attar, Auhad-ud-din Kermani, Kamal ud-din, Hamavi, Baba Afzal, Rumi, Imami, Sadi, 'Iraqi, Sultan Valad, Humam, Amir Khusraw, Simnani, Ibn Yamin, Khaju, Obeyd Zakani, Emad, Hafiz, Ruh Attar, Kadi Burhan-ud-din, Jahan Khatun, Kamal, Maghribi, Nesimi, Kasim Anwar, Shah Ni'matu'llah, Jami, Baba Fighani, Fuzuli, Ghazali, Urfi, Qutub Shah, Haleti, Dara Shikoh, Sarmad, Sa'ib, Nasir Ali, Makhfi, Bedil, Mushtaq, Sauda, Dard, Esrar Dede, Hatif, Mir, Aatish, Zauq, Dabir, Anees, Hali, Shad, Iqbal, Khalili, Rahi, Nurbakhsh, Paul. Large Format (16pt) & Large Format (8" x 10") Paperback Edition. Pages... 430. Comments on Paul Smith's Translation of Hafiz's 'Divan'. "It is not a joke... the English version of all the ghazals of Hafiz is a great feat and of paramount importance. I am astonished. If he comes to Iran I will kiss the fingertips that wrote such a masterpiece inspired by the Creator of all." Dr. Mir Mohammad Taghavi (Dr. of Literature) Tehran. "Superb translations. 99% Hafiz 1% Paul Smith."Ali Akbar Shapurzman, translator of manny works in English to Persian and knower of Hafiz's Divan off by heart. "Smith has probably put together the greatest collection of literary facts and history concerning Hafiz." Daniel Ladinsky (Penguin Books author). Paul Smith (b. 1945) is a poet, author and translator of many books of Sufi poets of the Persian, Turkish, Arabic, Pashtu and other languages of Hafiz, Sadi, Nizami, Rumi, Obeyd Zakani, 'Attar, Sana'i, Jahan Khatun, Nesimi, Kabir, Anvari, Ansari, Jami, Khayyam, Rudaki, Nesimi, Yunus Emre and many others, as well as poetry, fiction, plays, biographies, children's books and screenplays.