Now Is The Time … Poetry


Now is the Time

Now is the time to know
That all that you do is sacred.

Now, why not consider
A lasting truce with yourself and God.

Now is the time to understand
That all your ideas of right and wrong
Were just a child's training wheels
To be laid aside
When you finally live
With veracity
And love.

Hafiz is a divine envoy
Whom the Beloved
Has written a holy message upon.

My dear, please tell me,
Why do you still
Throw sticks at your heart
And God?

What is it in that sweet voice inside
That incites you to fear?

Now is the time for the world to know
That every thought and action is sacred.

This is the time for you to compute the impossibility
That there is anything
But Grace.

Now is the season to know
That everything you do
Is sacred.

'The Gift – Poems by Hafiz the Great Sufi Master'
translations by Daniel Ladinsky

Another poem from the same book


5 thoughts on “Now Is The Time … Poetry

  1. This photo is from someone in Opera and I can't remember from whom I borrowed it please forgive me if I don't give credit to you .. May this poem and music bring peace and harmony to your lifeand give you balance for the new week to come. Salaams,<peace>Fatimah

  2. Fati – you're the fantastic woman. You know who like…. I very like open PC and read and listen and watch in YOUR webside…..thanks!!

  3. Hi, Fati, This is a very deep poem and touches the soul and spirit."Now is the time for the world to knowThat every thought and action is sacred."And thank you for acquainting with Arab poetry. With love, Ramute.

  4. HI Ramute Yes you are right about that passage of the peom, it's very deep and real, , we all need to start thinking of the future for us and the children who will walk in our foot steps.LoveFati

  5. HI Andreu,thank you for your heart words I know how you feel about me and my heart and I always enjoy making my regular readers like yourself and Ramute happy.You both make me happy for always feeling my heart inside the words I post.Fatimah

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