Living proof of inestimable value of Nesimi's creativity in world literature
Lyric poetry - divan - of an outstanding mystical poet of the late 14th and early 15th centuries, Nesimi was published by an admirer and translator of his poetry by Australian Paul Smith.
The translation was received by the correspondent of Vestnik Kavkaza in Washington and was sent first to Moscow, and then to Baku - for a conference to be held in the Azerbaijani capital on September 27-30, 2018.
This book, which crossed the borders of four countries (Australia, the U.S., Russia and Azerbaijan) is a living proof to the fact that Nesimi's creativity was understood all over the world and became an invaluable part of world literature.
As it turned out, with a great desire it is possible to unite people around a noble goal, using the heritage of world culture (in this case, the Australian's translation of the Shamakhi poet's divan). This looks especially relevant in modern conditions, with bloody wars being waged in the world.
The war has been going on for several years in Syria, where the mausoleum of Nesimi is located.
Therefore, I want to say to all people: "Think back to the mind given you by the Almighty, unite around Nesimi, around the greatest culture created by the children of Adam, concentrate your minds and feelings to spiritual development. It will bring you closer to understanding the higher mind."
There is only one God, and Nesimi dedicated most of his works to Him and to man. The poet found the unity of the divine and human in that great feeling, which is called the love of God.
The Divan of Nesimi book is an expanded version of the earlier (2012 and 2014) collections of Nesimi's poems translated by the admirer of Sufi poetry Paul Smith. It consists of the interpreter's introduction and translations of 33 ghazels, 2 mesnavis, 102 roba’is from Azerbaijani and 10 roba’is from Persian. The introduction describes the life path and poetic philosophy of Nesimi, his commitment to hurufism as a special branch of Sufism and the influence of the great poet's creativity on the development of Azerbaijani literature, as well as about the forms of eastern poetry which he used to create his immortal poems.