Does your mind reel when endless ‘holy’ wars are fought
By believers in gods or prophets, against those who believe not?
When some deem cows ‘holy’, and so not fit to eat
And others deem pigs unholy, and pork a sinful meat?
Diminishing Divinity to what should or should not
Go into your cooking pot?
Surely, the One manifests, in love, compassion, joy, grace
In Nature’s harmony, awesome infinite Space
In children’s innocence, amour’s sublime passion
In the grandeur of cosmic balance, stasis in action
This Truth dwells within very being, in every place
In the baby’s delighted gurgle, the saint’s serene face
Behold! In that religious kook’s tooth – a calcium atom
That recently passed through an earthworm’s bottom…
‘Fore that, for eons this atom danced and ranged
Among a million bodies, across the planet – itself unchanged
A Truth as wondrous, as certain, as Spring’s softening to Autumn
A Secret, perhaps…yet one a child can easily fathom!
And look! There, in that crow’s eagle eye, sparkles a photon
That a decade ago sped past distant Procyon
Borne Earthwards a-straddle a cosmic ray
Crow blinks…and now the photon’s away
‘Twill streak by Neptune later today, heading to Orion
Tiny Space-Time voyager: Eternal, Unborn
In hills and rills, stones and bones, leaves and hide
In crystals and beings, inside and outside
Behold energy- turned-matter, bits of the Divine
Batter to bake the Cosmic Cake—and brew the Wine!
Ever changing yet eternal, rhythmic as the tide
Awakening the quark, the neutrino, the very Universe wide
In you today, in me tomorrow
Untouched by joy, passion, pain, sorrow
Ecstatic Players, in the Theatre of Great Allah
Dancing in abandon, Great Shiva’s Tandava
Star-Children, God’s children are we all, in Creation’s ebb and flow
Oh listen to the music and dance! Let’s lead, let’s follow
And if the mind reels when, in the name of Divinity
Humans forsake humanity for murderous insanity
Despair not! With the Flame of Reason, lighten thy heart, thy ethos…
Rekindle the Spark; discern Order in the Sea of Chaos
And dance as your Oneness with the One illumines Infinity
And smile at the echo of the Cosmic Chuckle in the Halls of Eternity
10 thoughts on “Cosmic gurgle”
Thanks and thanks again, dear Vandu 🙂
Wah! Wah! Mani. Through your verse, we traverse on a cosmic orbit!
Haha thanks Seenu! Cosmic orbits preferable to “seeing stars” 😀
Forsooth! If only those brainwashed minds could understand a zillionth of what thou hast penned!
Thanks, Nisar, Amen! Be well, be merry 🙂
Brillian -are you a poet at heart or an atomic scientist!
Deadly combination… singing as you blow awaymyths!
very profound, yet i suspect you could do a limerick version even better.
So i came upon the blog directly, instead of the email 🙂 i love the cosmic gurgle!
Thanks, thanks, Namita! 🙂