Hafiz (1315-1390)

Khjwaja Shams Uddin Ahmed Hafizz was bornn in Shiraz in 1315. He was a was a scholar, a Sufi and a well known poet. His Diwan e Hafiz is most famous. Goethe (1749-1832) was a admirer of Hafiz and referred him as his soul mate. He also named one of his collection as Dewan.
In wide Eternity’s vast space,
Where no beginning was, wert Thou:
The rays of all-pervading grace
Beneath Thy veil flamed on Thy brow.
Then Love and Nature sprang to birth,
And Life and Beauty filled the earth.
Awake, my soul! pour forth thy praise,
To that great Being anthems raise—
That wondrous Architect who said,
“Be formed,” and this great orb was made.  

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