Hafiz: The Door of the Beloved

Poems of Hafiz
Translated by Justin McCarthy, with a foreword by Andrew Phillip Smith

hafizdoorThe great fourteenth-century Persian poet Hafiz is noted for his mystical love poems. The poetry of Hafiz has reached new heights of popularity in the West, yet his poems have been translated into European languages for over two hundred years. Hafiz is not a poet to be captured in a single translation. This modernised edition of McCarthy’s elegant prose translation gives us a direct Hafiz, full of clear imagery and personal poetry.

Published August 2006 by Bardic Press. Softcover, 156 pages, ISBN 0-9745667-9-9