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 can finally live
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
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 deeply compute the impossibility
That there is anything
Now is the season to know
That everything you do
~ Hafiz ~
*Hafiz is the name commonly known for Khwajeh Shams al-Din Muhammad Hafez-e Shirazi, a Sufi Persian poet of the 14th century. This translation is by Daniel Ladinsky.