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Shiraz in the Age of Hafez: The Glory of a Medieval Persian City (Publications on the Near East) Kindle Edition
|Length: 192 pages|
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They have closed the tavern doors.
O God don't let them open the doors to the house of deceit and hypocrisy.
If they have closed them for the sake of the selfish ascetic,
be strong, for they will open them for the sake of God
Where many works focus on Hafez himself, here we have a focus on his dramatic surroundings. The citations of poetry are sparing, but more powerful for Limbert's context. Like China's Li Po but more saintly, this hard-drinking, huge hearted Hafez gives voice to Iran's real soul, in verses which still rankle the country's rulers:
Everyone, whether drunk or sober, seeks the beloved.
Every place, whether it be mosque or synagogue, is the house of love.
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