Akirg Diwan poetry Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. He has been quoted in the Western traditions as well. It consists of stories divzn illustrating the standard virtues recommended to Muslims justice, liberality, modesty, contentment and reflections on the behavior of dervishes and their ecstatic practices. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Neshat Esfahani Abbas Foroughi Bastami — The translations above are attempts to preserve the rhyme scheme of the original while translating into English, but dvian distort the meaning. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
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Diwan was also borrowed into Armenian , Arabic , Urdu , Turkish. The first use of the term in this sense is attributed to Rudaki. This word has also been applied in a similar way to collections of Hebrew poetry and to poetry of al-Andalus. Symbolism[ edit ] Rose and nightingale on the binding of a Divan of Hafiz Iran, Ottoman Divan poetry was a highly ritualized and symbolic art form.
One of the primary characteristics of Divan poetry, however—as of the Persian poetry before it—was its mingling of the mystical Sufi element with a profane and even erotic element.
Thus, the pairing of "the nightingale" and "the rose" simultaneously suggests two different relationships: the relationship between the fervent lover "the nightingale" and the inconstant beloved "the rose" the relationship between the individual Sufi practitioner who is often characterized in Sufism as a lover and God who is considered the ultimate source and object of love Similarly, "the world" refers simultaneously to the physical world and to this physical world considered as the abode of sorrow and impermanence, while "the rosegarden" refers simultaneously to a literal garden and to the garden of Paradise.
The world, as a result, is seen as having both positive aspects it is a rosegarden, and thus analogous to the garden of Paradise and negative aspects it is a rosegarden full of thorns, and thus different from the garden of Paradise. Andrews points out—a study still in its infancy;  clearly defined movements and periods have not yet been decided upon.
Early in the history of the tradition, the Persian influence was very strong, but this was mitigated somewhat through the influence of poets such as the Azerbaijani Imadaddin Nasimi? Partly as a result of such arguments, Divan poetry in its strongest period—from the 16th to the 18th centuries—came to display a unique balance of Persian and Turkish elements, until the Persian influence began to predominate again in the early 19th century.
Urdu variation[ edit ] In Urdu poetry diwan are also a collection of poems, but here they are mainly ghazals.
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Samugami Diwan poetry — Wikipedia We urged on our Arab steeds like a cloud, and when the two armies encountered each other thou wouldst have said they had struck the sky down to the earth. Morals Pointed and Tales Adorned: Realistically, too, there is a ring of truth in the division. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Emerson, who read Saadi only in translation, compared his writing to the Bible in terms of its wisdom and the beauty of its narrative. They are, as he himself puts it, two almond kernels in the same shell. This article needs additional citations for verification. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
It consists of stories aptly illustrating the standard virtues recommended to Muslims justice, liberality, modesty, contentment and reflections on the behavior of dervishes and their ecstatic practices. Gulistan is mainly in prose and contains stories and personal anecdotes. The fate of those who depend on the changeable moods of kings is contrasted with the freedom of the dervishes. Saadi is also remembered as a panegyrist and lyricist, the author of a number of odes portraying human experience, and also of particular odes such as the lament on the fall of Baghdad after the Mongol invasion in He is also known for a number of works in Arabic. In the Bustan, Saadi writes of a man who relates his time in battle with the Mongols:  In Isfahan I had a friend who was warlike, spirited, and shrewd Then did I see the earth arrayed with spears like a forest of reeds.
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