Looking Through Your Eyes

sri-saradamoni-devi
 SARADA DEVI

You wipe the mist

the heart gathers.

I wonder

who lives in the depth

of your placid eyes

that never ripple,

let alone wave

even in the strongest storm.

A spade is a spade to you

but never did your lips part

to grind others

with truth-y hammer.

What are you made of?

Grace and Honey.

Mercy and Zephyr.

How vices transmute

in that furnace heart!

I remember

how I used to gorge

with a hungry soul

your luminous words

in my dark days.

There can never be

an era of post truth

even if the fools longed for it.

For you are the Truth.

You are the Path

and the Portal

to Life. I live,

because Thou Art

my breath.

 

 

 

 

Posted for Sanaa’s Prompt Nights ~ On Popular Demand – Through the eyes of my friend [12] over @ A Dash Of Sunny

 

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Shared with Poetry Pantry #341@ Poets United

 

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20 thoughts on “Looking Through Your Eyes

  1. Oh❤️💘this is soo beautifully evocative, Sumana 🙂 especially touched by these lines; “I remember how I used to gorge with a hungry soul your luminous words in my dark days. There can never be an era of post truth even if the fools longed for it.” Thank you so much for participating at Prompt Nights and for your constant love and support.❤️💘

    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

  2. I love that She is made of ‘Grace and Honey’, ‘Mercy and Zephyr’. What better place to rest than in the heart of Divine Mother, and where else to find truth but in Her eyes?

  3. Knowing God through knowing another knowing you … what a gift, Whether this is friend or mother or God, the unruffled ness is a touchstone with placid exterior and:
    “How vices transmute
    in that furnace heart!”
    How marvelous to have her raise the bar on truth and life, to have her as mirror and window and breath!

  4. This is stunning, Sumana. The way you have written this so descriptively makes her come alive to the reader. This part, in particular, felt so tangible and emotionally accessible to me:

    “I wonder

    who lives in the depth

    of your placid eyes

    that never ripple,

    let alone wave

    even in the strongest storm.”

  5. Naturally I needed background information after I read your poem and one of the things she said was “…If you want peace of mind, do not find fault with others…” I think that always works so well. Thank you so much Sumana for your post today it was inspiring.

Thank You :)

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