In modern day Persia, the 14thcentury poet Hafiz remains the most treasured voice of his homeland-a place where his work outsells Rumi, and even the Koran. Yet only recently have Westerners come to know this wild Sufi mystic's astonishing verses on love and spiritual longing. Now, with Hafiz: The Scent of Light, listeners join Daniel Ladinsky-the acclaimed translator of The Gift-to revel in more than 30 of Hafiz' most stirring works. Offered here in the manner that Hafiz composed them, spoken or sung spontaneously amid companions and inspired music, each of these exquisite love songs (ghazals) shimmers with a nuance, depth, and passion rarely captured in previous translations. Music by Stevin McNamara and friends. Read by Nataraja Kallio.