Rubaiyat 05

Shams al-Din Hafiz 1315 (Shiraz) – 1390 (Shiraz)



I put my arms around your waist,
A lover’s embrace to taste.
From your resolve it’s obvious
All my efforts will go to waste.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme AABA
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 133
Words 26
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 4

Shams al-Din Hafiz

Khwāja Shams-ud-Dīn Muḥammad Ḥāfeẓ-e Shīrāzī (Persian: خواجه شمس‌‌الدین محمد حافظ شیرازی‎), known by his pen name Hafez (حافظ, Ḥāfeẓ, 'the memorizer; the (safe) keeper' and as "Hafiz", was a Persian poet who "lauded the joys of love and wine but also targeted religious hypocrisy". more…

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