This is a powerful, at times playful. collection of the sufi master's first hundred lyrical poems, or ghazals, that brings to fruition love, mysticism. and other early sufi themes. With a keen sense of timing and verse, the translator is able to capture the lyrical quality as well as Hafiz's profound messages that possess elements of modern surrealism. This complation stresses form and verse as it weaves a nearly magical intensity that will have new readers falling in love with an ancient master of poetry and aficionados of the persian mystic period appricating timeless odes tn a creative and inspired voice.