Two Poems by Friedrich Rückert translated by Alex McKeown.
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Translations from the German of two poems by Friedrich Rückert (1788-1866). Both poems look back to the Persian poet Khwāja Shams-ud-Dīn Muḥammad Ḥāfeẓ-e Shīrāzī (1315-1390), commonly known as Hafiz. The first poem, 'Home', uses Hafiz's 'Takhallus' towards the end, but is an original poem by Rückert; the second, 'Bliss', is a translation of Rückert's translation from the Persian.