Iran celebrates nt'l day of mystic poet Hafez PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 13 October 2009 07:10

Iranians are to commemorate the national day of Hafiz Shirazi, one of their most celebrated Persians; a 14th-century Persian poet, mystic. Born in 1315, the renowned Persian literate poet is mostly known for his melodious composition of ghazals, composing various Persian masterpieces as well as intertwining a taste of Persian culture into his poetry.

Ghazal is a short monorhyme consisting of successive couplets whose lines all end with the same refrain phrase, thus they form a rhyme scheme of aa, ba, ca, etc. Hafiz's ghazals' major themes are love, the celebration of wine and exposing the hypocrisy of those who have set themselves up as guardians, judges, and examples of moral rectitude.

Known for his beautiful lyrical poems, Hafez has greatly influenced numerous Persian and Western writers including Ralph Waldo Emerson and Goethe. His collection of poems, known as Divan-e-Hafez, is frequently put to traditional Persian music and featured in calligraphy paintings.

The poems of Divan-e-Hafez --which can be found in the bookcases of almost all Iranian families- are intermingled with peoples' life and are read or recited during various occasions like Nowruz and Yalda Night. Iranians practice bibliomancy with the poetry of the highly respected mystic poet, Hafez.

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Related Links:

Hafez in Wikipedia,farsi

Hafez In Wikipedia, English

Hafez Studies Center


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