Khwaju Kermani was a significant Persian poet and Sufi mystic who greatly influenced other poets such as Hafiz's lyrics. He was born in Kerman and was interested in traveling. Then he traveled to Jerusalem, Egypt, Syria, Hijaz and Iraq during his life. He lived in Baghdad for a while, finally resided in Shiraz where he lived for the rest of his life, died and was buried.
Next to the Quran gate, there is Khwaju Kermani Park where the tomb of this famous Iranian poet is placed. He lived there in a mountain cave for his lifelong.
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The tomb of Khwaju Kermani has impressive architecture. In honor of this poet, the surrounding mountain is beautifully designed. There are two pillars in the lower and upper part and in the middle, there is his grave with a curved surface. There are three caves near the tomb, based on the available documents, Khwaju lived and worshipped God there. The visitors climb up the stone stairs to explore its stepped structure and finally enjoy the breathtaking view of Shiraz while enjoying tea at the teahouse up there. The tomb of Khwaju Kermani, is registered as a national historical monument.
After visiting Khwaju tomb, go to the other side of the street. There is Kuhpayeh park where a hundred steps take you to the top of the mountain. At that top, there is another historical monument belonging to the old age of Shiraz, a watchtower. Perched atop the mountain, this centuries-old dome with arched windows offers panoramic city views of Shiraz. It is true that the place requires a bit of climbing stairs, but when you reach the top, a unique view of the sunset and the Quran Gate lighting is waiting for you.
Ghazal #921 translated by Khashayar Mohammadi
word came: where are you from, you who seem so distressed
I said: I’m from the realm of familiarity, yet dispossessed
word came: what is it you seek? since you seem lost in your aim
I said: I’ve come to sit in your court, begging and depressed
word came: what bird are you? singing of rank and place
I said: an eloquent one from the realm of the distressed
word came: should you get drunk on life, you shall clearly transcend
I said: from worshipping this drink I’ve grown now self-possessed
word came: you’re not worth a single grain if it is austerity you seek
I said: I repent as an ascetic, austerity I know not best
word came: how do you find me, in lieu of attraction?
I said: like a field of flowers, on the hill of love expressed
word came: I’m that Bergamot, that does not fit into this world
I said: you’re better than bergamot, since you cannot be possessed
word came: why are you airborne in love, afloat as a particle
I said: since I’ve lost my head, flown upward to the celeste
word came: tell me Khwaju, what do you see in my eyes?
I said: the tale of drunkenness, is a divine secret, I attest
The best way is to take part in Shiraz Walking Tour of Leaveabode.
This monument is located at the entrance of Shiraz and it is easy to access.
The tomb of Khwaju Kermani is located next to the Quran Gate at the entrance of Shiraz from Isfahan.
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Khwaju Kermani was one of the geniuses of the world of literature and has been in contact with prominent Persian poets. Hafez was also influenced by him.
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