"This place where you are right now
God circled on a map for you."
Hafiz, 14th Century Sufi mystic, is the most beloved poet of Persia. His powerful poems on the longing of human beings for reunion with the divine, on the many-faceted mysteries of love, and of encouragement on the spiritual path, have inspired countless people for centuries.
To this very day, throughout Iran and other countries in the region, Hafiz's poetry is not only read from books but also sung, accompanied by musical instruments. This recording brings Hafiz's translated lyrics back into this rich, ancient tradition of poetry set to music. With these gorgeous melodies, Hafiz's lines dance off the page! These newly created settings, beautifully sung and performed on a variety of instruments, bring the magic of music to these timeless lyrics.
Daniel Ladinsky has published three volumes of Hafiz’s poetry in translation — I Heard God Laughing, The Subject Tonight Is Love, and The Gift. These three books have made it possible for people throughout the English-speaking world to fall in love with, and be inspired by the poetry of Hafiz.
Laszlo Slomovits is one of the twin brothers in the family music duo, Gemini. His songs are featured on award-winning recordings, and used in schools throughout the country. In addition, he has two solo recordings of Rumi’s poetry set to music: Give Light and Gamble Everything for Love.
"You have been invited to meet the Friend.
No one can resist a Divine Invitation."