Born Again Persian Ep.6 - Hafiz = Awesome

by KamranDanceTeacher

The latest installment in the series chronicling my journey into my Persian roots.  This fascinating episode speaks about the amazing Hafiz... :D


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sounds good

by KamranDanceTeacher on

I check out Khayyam.  For some reason I get more of a hip hop feel from him, in a good way, a kind of soulful confidence.  Hafez is still my favorite. :)  I haven't checked ou the videos though.

Anahid Hojjati

thanks Kamran for the video

by Anahid Hojjati on

Fidelio5 has good comments on this thread and i agree with him/her that although Hafiz is a more accomplished poet but I also prefer Khayyam. I think the recent movie that fidelio5 mentions is same one that I saw few years ago in Berkeley. Good movie.



by KamranDanceTeacher on

I'll check it out. :)


nothing specicfic

by fidelio5 on

The Rubayat is his most popular and revered work.
It became quite a sensation in the west in the Late 19th Century

There's two english translations that are considerd the best. The Robert Lugalian and the edward fitzgerald.

Theres a couple of movies on him as well. An old 50's flick thats tounge in cheek, a more recent one by a iranian american film maker that's descent too.


Thank You

by KamranDanceTeacher on

 I will check him out.  Do you have any good links to his work?


nice episode

by fidelio5 on

I hope you explore Omar Khayam more.
He is my favorite Persian Poet and a remarkable mathmetician, astronomer and humanist. The history of the man mirrors his poetry.

I think he trumps Hafez, although arguably Hafez is a more accomplished poet in volume of work.

You're assessment of Rumi is right on.