photo by ellen reitman.

Monday, February 20, 2017

freedom's star and love's rain.

in loving memory: Swami Shyam 1923-2017.

only along these hallowed hallways
of forms imagined in absence of candlelight
can Shyam recall with all relief
the brilliance of his own
and be ever after the benefactor of more bounty
than the fiercest pirate could have ever known
to roam with freedoms star at his back
amidst a celebration of fears flight

only within this structure
narrow and changing
along illusions foyer of time and space
can he watch himself lose its confines to reflect
upon being ever the recipient of more richness
than the shrewdest entrepreneur could’ve ever hoped to collect
to drift aimfully with loves driving rain at his chest
towards an awesome and humbling grace

only along these stairways of creativity
designed for joy and sorrows conclusion
can the very lord of the estate
enjoy the climbing
to look out upon garden and stream
a panoramic vision to the corners of a kingdom
more grand and expansive
than the greatest conquerors unfulfilled dream

to gaze forever undisturbed
with freedoms star and loves rain as his comrades against delusion
to walk forever undisturbed
with freedoms sparkling star and loves driving rain
as company in Shyam's eternal seclusion.