I Heard God Laughing: Poems of Hope and Joy by Daniel Ladinsky, Hafiz

I Heard God Laughing: Poems of Hope and Joy

Daniel Ladinsky, Hafiz

91 pages first pub 1996 (editions)

fiction poetry religion reflective medium-paced


From bestselling poet Daniel Ladinsky, a rich collection that brings the great Sufi poet Hafiz to Western readers To Persians, the poems of Hafiz are not "classical literature" from a remote past but cherished wisdom from a dear and intimate frien...

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inspiring 88%
reflective 88%
hopeful 77%
lighthearted 55%
emotional 44%
funny 44%
relaxing 44%
adventurous 22%
informative 11%
mysterious 11%


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