For the Poet:
1. “A Year with Hafiz: Daily Contemplations,” Ḥāfeẓ-e Shīrāzī
“Even after all this time, the sun never says to the earth “you owe me”. Look what happens with a love like that. It lights up the whole sky.” -Hafez. Buy here.
2. “The Essential Rumi,” Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī
“Raise your words, not your voice. It is the rain that grows flowers, not thunder.” -Rumi. Buy here.
3. “The Conference of the Birds,” Farīd ud-DīnʿAṭṭār
“The sea will be the sea, regardless of the drop’s philosophy.” -Attar. Buy here.
4. “The Gulistan of Saadi bi-lingual edition,” Saʿdī-e Shīrāzī
“Have patience. All things are difficult before they become east.” -Saadi. Buy here.
5. “Parvin E’tesami: Life & Poetry,” Parvin E’tesami