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Friday, July 03, 2009

Things are quieting down on the ecstatic union with God front, but these are still lovely lovely lovely.

God and I have become
like two giant fat people
living in a tiny boat.
We keep bumping into each other
and laughing.

*** *** *** *** ***

All these words are just a front.
What I would really like to do is
chain you to my body,
then sing for days
about God.

*** *** *** *** ***

Now is the time to know
that all 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
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 deeply compute the impossibility
that there is anything
but Grace.

Now is the season to know
that everything you do
is sacred.

*** *** *** *** ***

How did the rose
ever open its heart
and give to this world
all its beauty?

It felt the encouragement of light
against its being,

we all remain too frightened.

*** *** *** *** ***

Everyone is God speaking.
Why not be polite and listen to him?

*** *** *** *** ***

disguised as myriad things
and playing a game of tag
has kissed you and said,
"You're it -
I mean, you're Really IT!"

Now it does not matter
what you believe or feel
for something wonderful,
mind-blowingly wonderful
is someday going
to happen

~Hafiz (translated by Daniel Ladinsky)

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