Make a cheerful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands. Serve the LORD with gladness: come ahead of his presence with making a song. be aware of ye that the LORD he's God: it truly is he that hath made us, and never we ourselves; we're his humans, and the sheep of his pasture. input into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with compliment: be grateful unto him, and bless his identify. For the LORD is sweet; his mercy is eternal; and his fact endureth to all generations. -Psalm 100

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Download e-book for iPad: THE MASTER, THE MUSE & THE POET: An Autobiography in Poetry by PAUL SMITH


THE grasp, the foundation & THE POET

An Autobiography in Poetry by way of… Paul Smith

Born in Melbourne, Australia, in 1945, Paul Smith all started composing poems within the historic Persian kind of the ghazal on the age of 6 on his technique to college. listed below are so much of his poems composed over the last forty five years… free-form, rhyming, ruba’is, ghazals, masnavis and so on. listed here are poems composed at domestic or vacationing within the East and the U.S.A whereas giving readings of his poetry and translations. listed below are poems of a private nature, approximately human love & grief, approximately evolution and God and guy and the surroundings and the earlier, current and destiny. a few of the poems have been composed whereas translating the works of Hafiz, Sadi, Nizami, Rumi, Kabir, Obeyd Zakani, Jahan Khutan and so on and whereas writing novels, screenplays, children’s books and performs the place he persisted to inform the internal and outer tale of his passage via this mysterious and lovely and occasionally very painful existence. 637 pages in paperback.


“It isn't really a joke... the English model of all of the ghazals of Hafiz is a brilliant feat and of paramount significance. i'm astonished. If he involves Iran i'll kiss the fingertips that wrote any such masterpiece encouraged through the writer of all.” Dr. Mir Mohammad Taghavi (Dr. of Literature) Tehran.
“Superb translations. ninety nine% Hafiz 1% Paul Smith.” Ali Akbar Shapurzman, translator into Persian and knower of Hafiz’s Divan off through heart.
“I was once very inspired with the wonderful thing about those books.” Dr. R.K. Barz. college of Asian experiences, Australian nationwide collage.
“Smith has most likely prepare the best number of literary evidence and heritage referring to Hafiz.” Daniel Ladinsky (Penguin Books author).

Paul Smith is a poet, writer and translator of over eighty books of Sufi poets of the Persian, Arabic, Urdu, Turkish, Pashtu and different languages, together with Hafiz, Sadi, Nizami, Rumi, ‘Attar, Sana’i, Jahan, Obeyd Zakani, Nesimi, Kabir, Anvari, Ansari, Jami, Khayyam, Rudaki, Yunus Emre and so on, in addition to poetry, fiction, performs, biographies and screenplays.

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By Richard Kamurasi

"The non secular reflect for the soul is the bible and an open holy publication of the way God actually sees us
For it exposes the mistake in our considering and activities and destroys our self righteous fantasies

As Christians the religious replicate is a mirrored image of freedom, peace and pleasure to place confidence in God and lead a righteous path.

This inspirational Christian Poetry is biblical to coach, rebuke, right and educate you in righteousness
All the poems invoke you to salvation, recovery, desire, encouragement, prosperity and non secular growth

We are God’s little ones predestined for the aim of His will

I pray that out of God’s wonderful riches He may well improve you with energy via His spirit on your internal being.

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Get The Burning Lake PDF

By Jonathan Locke Hart,Gordon Teskey

Jonathan Locke Hart explores in a modern context the divine and human comedy, taking his proposal from Dante, but additionally making and wondering poetry in a global the place mild shines “on deserted tires, commercial/ Junk with out allegory” and in a global that's and isn't genuine. This poetry is an exploration of brain, physique and soul in an commercial and technological international that has replaced lots because the nice mythological worlds made by way of poets as nice as Dante and Shakespeare. however the poem strikes from this “sullen business waste” and fires of existential hell during the in-between and purgatorial country to at least one of desire and lightweight. All this is often inside of and with out the modern world.

A modern-day meditation at the inferno, purgatorio and paradisio of our international. fireplace (hell) among (purgatory) gentle (heaven).

“Jonathan Hart’s most up-to-date booklet of poetry, Musing (2011) used to be completely sonnets, that's the right shape for repeated and recursive meditation at the self. ... within the current paintings Hart turns to a rarer, extra public kind of handle, one who sees the area feelingly within the nerves and center whereas greedy it with the brain, assessing it and eventually judging it. this is often an workout in ethical and political speech.... Few poets – although they comprise Eliot, Auden, Lowell, Jorie Graham and A. R. Ammons – enterprise with such authority to talk for the world.” – Gordon Teskey, Harvard University

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Read e-book online Words for Today PDF

By Earl Stewart

"Words for this present day" is a suite of sixty person poems, each one with its personal appropriate message, that, taken jointly, current a e-book of inspirations and heartfelt encouragement from one individual residing the Christian lifestyles to and for one more. Dr. Earl Stewart, Jr., a doctor via formal education who additionally authored "Precious thoughts: Reflections for Christian Living," takes the quiet strategies and pinings of the standard Christian, units them to poetic verse, and the skies crack open, the solar shines gingerly over the waters of our lives, and we're encouraged consistently. This ebook will be a great accompaniment in your daily quiet occasions, an further blessing on your own devotions, and is simply for someone who's looking a profoundly inspirational publication of poetry.

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Read e-book online Mystical Poems of Rumi PDF

By Jalal al-Din Rumi,Ehsan Yarshater,Franklin D. Lewis,A. J. Arberry

My verse resembles the bread of Egypt—night passes over it, and also you can't devour it any more.

Devour it the instant it really is clean, ahead of the airborne dirt and dust settles upon it.

Its position is the nice and cozy weather of the center; during this global it dies of cold.

Like a fish it quivered for an immediate on dry land, one other second and also you see it's cold.

Even for those who consume it imagining it really is clean, it's important to conjure up many images.

What you drink is absolutely your personal mind's eye; it truly is no previous story, my sturdy man.

Jalal al-Din Rumi (1207–73), mythical Persian Muslim poet, theologian, and mystic, wrote poems acclaimed in the course of the centuries for his or her robust non secular pictures and provocative content material, which frequently defined Rumi’s love for God in romantic or erotic phrases. His large physique of labor contains greater than 3 thousand lyrics and odes. This quantity includes four hundred poems chosen by way of well known Rumi student A. J. Arberry, who offers the following probably the most complete and adept English translations of this enigmatic genius. Mystical Poems is the definitive source for an individual looking an advent to or an enriched realizing of 1 of the world’s maximum poets.


“Rumi is among the world’s maximum lyrical poets in any language—as good as essentially the most obtainable and approachable consultant of Islamic civilization for Western students.”—James W. Morris, Oberlin College


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