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Love Poems from God

Twelve Sacred Voices from the East and West

Various - Author

Daniel Ladinsky - Translator

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ISBN 9781101200421 | 384 pages | 24 Sep 2002 | Penguin | 18 - AND UP
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Sacred poetry from twelve mystics and saints, rendered brilliantly by Daniel Ladinsky, beloved interpreter of verses by the fourteenth-century Persian poet Hafiz

In this luminous collection, Daniel Ladinskybest known for his gifted and bestselling interpretations of the great Sufi poet Hafizbrings together the timeless work of twelve of the world's finest spiritual writers, six from the East and six from the West. Once again Ladinsky reveals his talent for creating profound and playful renditions of classic poems for a modern audience. Rumi's joyous, ecstatic love poems; St. Francis's loving observations of nature through the eyes of Catholicism; Kabir's wild, freeing humor that synthesizes Hindu, Muslim, and Christian beliefs; St. Teresa's sensual verse; and the mystical, healing words of Sufi poet Hafiz—these along with inspiring works by Rabia, Meister Eckhart, St. Thomas Aquinas, Mira, St. Catherine of Siena, St. Teresa of Avila, St. John of the Cross, and Tukaram are all “love poems by God,” from writers considered to be "conduits of the divine." A spiritual treasure to cherish always.


Love Poems from God Preface
The Genesis of These Poems
Rabia
St. Francis of Assisi
Rumi
Meister Eckhart
St. Thomas Aquinas
Hafiz
St. Catherine of Siena
Kabir
Mira
St. Teresa of Avila
St. John of the Cross
Tukaram
Works Consulted
Index of Titles
Index of First Lines