Wednesday, September 26, 2012

God in my heart

” In the solitude of my heart
I see nobody 
Save and except God the Smiler.”

My heart's ocean

I lived inside 
My mind’s disastrous uncertainty-sea.
I am living inside 
My heart’s rapturous divinity-ocean. 
This is what my Lord’s 
Unconditional Grace 
Has done for me.
~ Sri Chinmoy

Song of Myself

I celebrate myself, and sing myself,
And what I assume you shall assume,
For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.
~ Song of Myself, Walt Whitman

A magical wood

Once in the dream of a night I stood
Lone in the light of a magical wood,
Soul-deep in visions that poppy-like sprang;
And spirits of Truth were the birds that sang,
And spirits of Love were the stars that glowed,
And spirits of Peace were the streams that flowed
In that magical wood in the land of sleep.
~   "Song of a Dream" – Sarojini Naidu

I came from the sunny valley

I came from the sunny valleys
And sought for the open sea,
For I thought in its grey expanses
My peace would come to me.
I came at last to the ocean
And found it wild and black,
And I cried to the windless valleys,
“Be kind and take me back!”
But the thirsty tide ran inland,
And the salt waves drank of me,
And I who was fresh as the rainfall
Am bitter as the sea.
~ Sara Teasdale “The River”

A Twig Breaks

The scream of a bird high above,
A branch creaks, leaves fall, the flutter of feathers
The smell, scent of leaves and moss with trees like a cage around me
Bars together, so close, straight, tall and seamless

Shades of green and brown everywhere
Silence, no birds, something is coming
A twig breaks, its close, or was that me
A bead of sweat falls from my chin.........

~ From The Rain forest by Belinda Pertot