by Dr M C Gupta
Inspirational, spiritual, religious and nature items, mainly poems.
|WHAT WE DONâ€™T SEE: a sonnet
All that we see need not always be true.
Of this we must ourselves always remind.
The sky and sea are, from distance, so blue.
But, go nigh them and no color you find.
The outward is often a sham, a mask,
Worn so that whatâ€™s inside may be concealed.
Before the outer fools us, we must ask:
â€˜Does the cloak have daggers yet unrevealed?â€™
What we donâ€™t see may still, in fact, exist,
Though it be seen only by those gifted.
Enroll in His true, selfless workersâ€™ list;
The veil from your eyes will then be lifted.
By His grace the lame can, mountains, conquer.
The dumb, too, can eloquent speech render.
Â· The last two lines have been translated from:
"mook hoee vaachaal,
Pangu chadhaee girivar gahan"
[Famous lines in Ram Charit Maanas, a revered religious text of Hindus, written in Hindi language]
M C Gupta
18 February 2006