7/10/2012

Thank You, Amma


This is the only world.
This is not the only world.
This is the only world.
This is not the only world...
I offer red petals to the dark-eyed Mother.
The folds of her golden sari
are like sunrise on the hills of Uttar Pradesh.
One foot folded under her,
the other foot touching the ground,

she dwells in heaven, she dwells on earth.
The curve of her smile is the nectar of the moon,
her half closed eyes, the shining of night,
mystery pierced by luminous silence.
Her skin is brown and soft

as the floor of a sandlewood forest.
One hand follows jade beads, Ganesh, Ganesh,
the other moves subtly to the song I sing -

Thank you, Mother, I love you. 
This is the only world.
This is not the only world.
This is the only world.
This is not the only world...

I offer red petals to the dark-eyed Devi.
She dwells in heaven, she dwells on earth.
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* July 8, 2012, Vedic Homa to Lakshmi (Fire Ceremony) at Lake Sammamish, Seattle.

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