Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Tomb of Hafiz, the celebrated Iranian poet



This is the tomb of Hafiz, a celebrated Iranian poet. His full name was Khaje Shams ud-Din Hafiz-i Shirazi, and he lived from 1326-1390.

After the Holy Koran and Islamic prayer books, Hafiz's collection of poems is probably the most popular book in Iran. (I can hardly imagine an Iranian household not having a copy, so you can guess how popular he is!)

2 Comments:

At 4:01 AM, Blogger EAS Del Valle 2006 said...

I love this architecture. Have you got any traslation of one of his poems?

Susana Canelo
Argentina

 
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