Shams-ud-din Muhammad Hafiz (c. 1320-1389) is one of the most beloved poets of the Persians, and is considered by many – from different cultures – to be one of the seven literary wonders of the world. Ralph Waldo Emerson and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe both agreed. As Emerson said of Hafiz: “He fears nothing. He sees too far, he sees throughout; such is the only man I wish to see or be.” And Emerson gave Hafiz that grand and famous compliment, “Hafiz is a poet for poets.”
Yuri Kochiyama — a long-time political activist who famously appeared in a photo in LIFE, cradling Malcolm X’s head at Harlem’s Audubon Ballroom the night he was assassinated in February 1965 — died at her home in Berkeley, Calif., on Sunday. She was 93 years old.