40 Days of Poetry: Day 20


The First Snow


It was the first snow today:

It snowed heavy, and all around

Heavens have put a white sheet

Around the Mother Earth

To make it virgin

And none shall tread it again.

Mother earth can sit deep

Under this white cover

To be sane.

Heavens have come down.

And earth has become white,

And shines like a star once again.

It has purified itself

It has purified itself

And has come at par.

It is like Beloved’s heart.

It gave up all its grief

And like a youthful virgin,

It went under the sheet of relief.

Now, for some time, no one

Shall walk over it again.

Though they have brought huge machines,

They are trying hard to tear

the sheet of whiteness,

They are trying

They are dying

With the spell of cold.

They are dying.

They can’t walk over it again.

Heavens have covered it like a lover’s hand

And Earth has become Pure,

Saying God! God! God!

What a wonderful act of Heavens

To cover the Mother Earth!

What a relief, though it is brief.

They shall not walk over it for awhile.

Mother Earth has gone

Under the cover of the Heavens.

When Heaven blesses the soul,

Brightness covers it all.

Mortal feels the love,

Soul feels the strength,

And cries God! God! God!

In God I dwell

Like the star in the Heavens above,

Like Mother Earth under the cover,

Pure for awhile,

Untouched and in Heavenly bliss

Enjoying the mellow sun of the winter.

Though they call me a sage,

And love me from the heart,

Love me from all sides,

Feel my depth and breath of life,

Their radiance comes out like a winter sun

Enjoying the white snow

Which has covered the Mother Earth.

And in the mountain, from the

whispering winds,

I hear God! God! God!


Written by Siri Singh Sahib, Yogi Bhajan on November 28, 1982




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