Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Presence

Master, when I touched
my forehead to
the ground in your temple,
a rose petal
brushed by my face
upon
a gust of wind.
She whispered
to me of
her great joy
for
she had lain
upon your feet
for one precious moment
in all of time.
Wherever the wind now took
her she would go
happily,
keeping the memory
of that
moment alive.

If one moment with you
could give
her a lifetime of
joy
how many lifetimes
of mine should now be
lived in joy
for you have held me
in your embrace
ever since
I know.

I couldn’t bring myself
to raise my head
from the ground
as gratitude
flowed
for your
everlasting
presence.














© ~ Sai Ganesh Nagpal