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By Paul Smith

~A chook IN HIS HAND~POEMS FOR AVATAR MEHER BABA
1967 – 2007… via Paul Smith
On a boat leaving Bombay for Italy in 1965 the writer met a guy who had simply met the Indian born ideal non secular grasp of Iranian descent Meher Baba, (Merwan S. Irani). After a 12 months investigating his existence and instructing he accredited him as his non secular grasp in 1966, and from his books heard of the Persian poet of ghazals, Hafiz of Shiraz, whom many believed (including Meher Baba) was once the best poet that ever lived yet had now not been properly translated into English. whereas engaged on translating the poetry of Hafiz, Kabir, Sadi and lots of different grasp Poets for the earlier 40 years he has persevered to compose his personal poems and this booklet is a compilation of such a lot of these (except for Compassionate Rose and Pune: the town of God) which are devoted to his religious grasp, Meher Baba.

Paul Smith (Born 1945) has been translating and writing books and film-scripts and performs for the previous forty five years. His Divan of Hafiz is recognized because the closest and most lovely translation. His different books comprise… Hafiz: The Oracle, Hafiz of Shiraz (3 volumes), Ruba’iyat of Hafiz, seven hundred Sayings of Kabir, Ruba’iyat of Sadi, Ruba’iyat of Rumi, Rumi: chosen Poems, Divan of Sadi, Nizami: Layla and Majnun, Nizami: Treasury of the Mysteries, Obeyd Zakani: The Dervish Joker, Obeyd Zakani’s Mouse & Cat, Hafiz’s good friend: Jahan Khatun, Piercing Pearls: the total Anthology of Persian Poetry (2 vols.), Princesses, Sufis, Dervishes, Martyrs and Feminists: Seven nice girls Poets of the East, Makhfi: The Princess Sufi Poet Zeb-un-Nissa,The Sufi Ruba’iyat: An Anthology, The Sufi Ghazal: An Anthology, The Ruba’iyat: a global Anthology, The Ghazal: an international Anthology, The Divine Wine: A Treasury of Sufi & Dervish Poetry (2 vols.), The Masnavi: an international Anthology, cohesion in range: Anthology of Sufi Poets of Indian Sub-Continent, Tongues on hearth: Anthology of the Poets of Afghanistan, Wine, Blood & Roses: Anthology of Turkish Poets, Love’s anguish & Bliss: Anthology of Urdu Poetry, Hearts With Wings: Anthology of Persian Sufi & Dervish Poetry, Breezes of fact: chosen Arabic Sufi Poetry, Ibn al-Farid: Wine & The Mystic’s development, Anthology of Classical Arabic Poetry, The Qit’a: Anthology of the ‘Fragment’ in Arabic, Persian & japanese Poetry, Ruba’iyat of Ma’arri, The Qasida: an international Anthology, Huma: chosen Poetry of Meher Baba, Ruba’iyat of Abu Sa’id, The Poets of Shiraz,Ruba’iyat of Mahsati, Ruba’iyat of Khayyam, Ruba’iyat of Sana’i, Ruba’iyat of Jahan Khatun, Ruba’iyat of ‘Attar, ‘Attar: chosen Poetry, Ruba’iyat of Jami, Ruba’iyat of Kamal ad-din, Ruba’iyat of Auhad ud-din, Yunus Emre… Turkish Dervish: chosen Poems, Ruba’iyat of Sarmad, Hafiz: The grotesque Little Boy who turned a good Poet, The Healer and the Emperor, the 1st secret, The grasp, the foundation & the Poet: An Autobiography in Poetry, the best online game, Pan of the Never-Never, Pune: town of God, Compassionate Rose, and others.

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