is such an extraordinary poetic form; and in English we can hardly reach the
heights to which masters like Rumi and Hafiz took it. But that is no reason
not to try. Many of the present poems were written in the darkness of the night
or in pre-dawn light when everything is still. The great ghazals of the past
seem to be born out of this stillness. When we listen to this silence, we can
just about make out the angelic voices that spoke or sung to Hafiz and Rumi.
This is the time-out-of-time when the soul speaks to the spirit and the spirit
bends to hear it.
(from the Author's Note)
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Falling out of the Skin into the Soul
A Divan for Scherherazade