Love's Alchemy: Poems from the Sufi Tradition
New World Library, Feb 9, 2011 - Religion - 240 pages
Working from the original Persian sources, translators and scholars David and Sabrineh Fideler offer faithful, elegant translations that represent the full scope of Sufi poetry. These concise, tightly focused meditations span only a few lines but reveal worlds of meaning. The poems explore many aspects of human life and the spiritual path, but they center on the liberating power of love.
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Abu Sa'id At.t.år atom Avicenna Aw˙ad al-Dæn Kirmånæ Båbå Af™al Kåshånæ baqå Beloved Beloved’s breath can’t creation’s dervishes Divine Secret drunk entire world eternal existence face Fakhr al-Dæn Iråqæ find yourself asleep Forms of Persian Fountain Friend ghazal glossary H.åfiº heart heaven’s human idol ishq Islamic Ißfahånæ Ka'ba Ka‘ba Khi™r king’s lines look Love’s Alchemy love’s home lover Maft«n Hamadånæ Mansur al-Hallaj mathnawæ form means mi˙råb mirror monorhyme mosque moth Mu˙ammad Shæræn Maghribæ mystic knowledge mystical poetry Najm al-Dæn never path PATHWAY FINALLY OPENED Persian poetry place is love’s posteternity prayer niche pre-eternity qibla quatrains Qur'an Qur’ån R«mæ remember the Truth rhyme scheme RUBA'I rubå‘æ Sa'di Sa‘æd Abæ l-Khayr Sa‘dæ Sabrineh Sanå’æ Secret is hidden seeking Shåh Ni‘matallåh Walæ Shams soul soul’s spiritual Stringing Pearls Sufi poet Sufi poetry Sufi’s Sufism Sun’s Tabriz Tavern of Ruin there’s there’s another kind veil verse what’s who’s word WORLD-VIEWING CUP worship