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Locating the World in Metaphysical Poetry

The Bardification of Hafiz

Fatima Burney

, into the desert, and, if they liked, to associate with wild beasts, especially gazelles, collect around an insane person, and live with him on a friendly footing. 63 What Emerson cites as a practice of healing the insane sounds in fact rather much like the figure of Majnun from the Arabic love story of

Taha Hussein

Translator May Hawas

, however they may differ, by distilling from them the finest nectar to nurture the mind, and to heal the heart and spirit. I would like to conclude this long essay with a sixth fact. Human life today, in various areas, is public, not individual, and the nature of the public is that it can absorb, even