SHORT PERSIAN MYSTICAL POEMS: “The rose” by Hafez (from an older post)


How did the rose

ever opened its heart

and gave to the world

all its beauty?

It felt the encouragement

of Light

against its being.

by Hafez


Khwāja Shams-ud-Dīn Muḥammad Ḥāfeẓ-e Shīrāzī: known by his pen name  Hafez (حافظ Ḥāfeẓ ‘the memorizer; the (safe) keeper’; 1315-1390.

Hafez, who was a 14th-century poet in Iran, is best known for his poems that can be described as “antinomian[4] and with the medieval use of the term “theosophical”; this term theosophy  in the 13th and 14th centuries was used to indicate mystical work by “authors only inspired by the holy books” (as distinguished from theology). Hafez primarily wrote in the literary genre of lyric poetry that is the ideal style for expressing the ecstasy of divine inspiration in the mystical form of love poems.


4 Comments Add yours

  1. You’d swear Hafez was writing with God himself. A fan:)


    1. Indeed! I totally agree with you… His poetry is beyond words! Thank you for visiting 🙂 Amira

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  2. A fantastic blossomed Rose image to prove the words of Hafez

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so much dear Shiva for your beautiful comment and appreciation of Hafez poetry 🙂 Warm regards back to you as well 🙂


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