Sonnets from Hafez and Other Verses

Hafez (1325 - 1390) and Elizabeth Bridges Daryush (1887 - 1977)

Elizabeth Bridges (at the time of this book's publication--later Elizabeth Bridges Dayrush) was a turn-of-the-century English poet who married a Persian government official. Hafez was a 14th-century Persian mystic and poet. Some of the poems in this collection are based on and inspired by Hafez' ardent and unorthodox religious verse, and some are Bridges' original writings, many with similar themes. She clarifies that "The last fifteen pieces in this book, which are founded on odes of Hafez, are not translations. Their aim is rather to convey if possible something of the original spirit than to give a faithful rendering of either thought or form..." - Summary by Joanna Hoyt

Genre(s): Single author

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Introductory Note Joanna Michal Hoyt
Play 01 Other Verses, poems 1-6 Joanna Michal Hoyt
Play 02 Other Verses, poems 7-12 Joanna Michal Hoyt
Play 03 Other Verses, poems 13-18 Joanna Michal Hoyt
Play 04 Other Verses, poems 19-23 Joanna Michal Hoyt
Play 05 Verses after Hafez, poems 24-28 Joanna Michal Hoyt
Play 06 Verses after Hafez, poems 29-33 Joanna Michal Hoyt
Play 07 Verses after Hafez, poems 34-38 Joanna Michal Hoyt