FROM ALAN JACOBS ADVAITA VEDANTA
SONNETS OF EXPERIENCE
ROSE OF BEAUTY
I wished to write a poem of beauty and love,
A sonnet of homage to our great Lord above.
Beauty is our doorway to feel the Divine,
Red rose at sunset glows radiantly sublime;
It's perfume fills the air to refresh one's Being;
To see the rose in bloom is a grand gift of seeing.
It tells us God's pure Love that's unconditional,
We praise Him with all worship reverential.
A worried man walked along a busy street,
Lost in dreamlike thought, he saw nothing but his feet,
Until he passed a garden and glimpsed a blushing rose.
He felt, God bears my fears, he knows, he surely knows.
His burden became much lighter as he strolled along,
Singing quietly to himself a sweet devotional song.