Humility

Humility

Humility

Blades of grass, leaves of humility,

Spread wide your carpet on the grounds of the sanctuary
To receive the guests with a secret mission who walk softly
And are startled by the rustling of a falling leaf.

Blades of grass, leaves of humility,
Offer your deep cushions to the priests and dignitaries
Tending through sleepless vigil the smokeless Fire
Which alone can endaemonise life’s tragic confusion.

Blades of grass, leaves of humility,
Give your bouquets to the heralds of glory.
Protected by its green magic
They shall pass unhurt through all the keyless doors
And contain the divine Force without breaking.

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Niranjan Guha Roy

 

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