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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.

COMMENTS ON PAUL SMITH’S TRANSLATION OF HAFIZ’S ‘DIVAN’.

“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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