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Brief author info: Hafiz (1325/26-1389/90) Persian poet (Shamsu'd Din Muhammad Hafiz) Considered the greatest lyrical poet in Iran; born in Shiraz; nicknamed "Chagarlab" (Sugar Lips) by contemporaries for sensuality of his poetry, which focused on such subjects as love, flowers, and wine. As Sufi, wrote poetry that can be understood on another, more esoteric and religious level as well. Tomb is still site of pilgrimages in Iran.
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The world is a bride of surpassing beauty-but remember that this maiden is never bound to anyone.
Come, for the House of Hope is built on sand: bring wine, for the fabric of life is as weak as the wind.
Grieve not, because thou understandest not life's mystery; behind the veil is concealed many a delight.
If, like the prophet Noah, you have patience in the distress of the flood, Calamity turns aside, and the desire of a thousand years comes forth.
There is an ambush everywhere from the army of accidents; therefore the rider of life runs with loosened reins.
Be content with what thou hast received, and smooth thy frowning forehead, for the door of choice is not open either to thee or me.
On the neck of the young man sparkles no gem so gracious as enterprise.
In the time of trouble avert not thy face from hope, for the soft marrow abideth in the hard bone.
Grieve not; though the journey of life be bitter, and the end unseen, there is no road which does not lead to an end.
Words have no language which can utter the secrets of love; and beyond the limits of expression is the expounding of desire.
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