Hafez (d. 1388 AD) is perhaps the greatest mystic poet of Iran, and a poet of great spiritual insight. After nearly six centuries, his odes (ghazale) still influence the lives of the people as they did when they were written. Many people turn to Hafiz and his odes for advice and solace in their daily problems and future plans.
This volume provides the reader with both the original Persian and, on the facing page, the translation. For the reader who wishes to use the odes in sooth saying, as is done by millions of Persian speakers, a short interpretation of each ode is provided.