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From The Poets

Dear Readers! The Bhagavad Gita describes the Lord as Kavi, the Supreme Poet, and the entire creation as His Poem. Our beloved Lord, Bhagawan Baba, himself began his every divine discourse with a short but spellbinding poem that condensed profound spiritual truths into simple a nutshell, instantly elevating our consciousness into the Light of higher wisdom and joy. Bhagawan also honoured and encouraged many famed poets in his divine presence, where they assembled with devotion and offered their labours of love during various important occasions. Bhagawan says that true poets are the pioneers who mark out the road for human progress along the lines of love and unity, and with their sharper vision share the divine quality of knowing and recognising the next step (SSS 5-48).

Through this special feature, we hope to bring to attention such poets and their poems for our benefit. If any of you feel inspired and wish to share a poem composed by you, then please mail to poems@srisathyasai.org.uk

In His Grip

Can I carry a prayer to You ?
I asked the Lord, standing a little away
I Know it, He said.
Can I remind You itís urgent
You looked after long ago ?
I plan my operation, He replied.
Can I rephrase it to suit Your taste?
I havenít any taste for words.
He grew more emphatic.
I was frantic
And grabbed Him, as He was passing by,
Only to know
I have a whiff of air
My shaking fingers have gripped !
I heard a chuckle, as it were-
I have you in my grip
So your prayers too.
He said.

Bejoy K Misra
Prasanthi Nilayam

Sri Bejoy Kumar Misra is a longstanding and ardent devotee of Bhagawan Baba. He has been living in the Presence of the Avatar and serving Him as a Teacher in English at Sri Sathya Sai Higher Secondary School in Prasanthi Nilayam, ever since Swami founded it in 1982. The poem above is from his book titled 'Grains of Sand' which contains a collection of his poems.