A Visitor from the East by C.S. Shah SignUp
Boloji.com

Channels

In Focus

 
Analysis
Cartoons
Education
Environment
Opinion
Photo Essays
 
 

Columns

 
Business
Random Thoughts
 
 

Our Heritage

 
Architecture
Astrology
Ayurveda
Buddhism
Cinema
Culture
Festivals
Hinduism
History
People
Places
Sikhism
Spirituality
 
 

Society & Lifestyle

 
Health
Parenting
Perspective
Recipes
Society
Teens
Women
 
 

Creative Writings

 
Book Reviews
Computing
Humor
Individuality
Literary Shelf
Memoirs
Quotes
Stories
Travelogues
Workshop
 
 
Theme: NoTheme Share This Page
A Visitor from the East
by Dr. C.S. Shah
Bookmark and Share
  Some enjoyed, some recoiled,
Some remained indifferent;
While a few welcomed
The visitor from the east,

Simple in dress, noble in manners,
Pure in heart, soft in talk,
Carrying little did he come,
The visitor from the east,

What shall he ask for? The poor fellow!
Everyone wondered; but, instead,
He offered 'My brothers and sisters'!
The visitor from the east,

He opened his box, closed his eyes,
Whispered a mantra, went into trance
Breathing as gently as a yogi,
The visitor from the east,

You strive for 'How much more can I have!'
And he said, 'With how much less can I survive!'
You look outwards and I inwards, said
The visitor from the east,

The night came as he was shown his room
The soft cushions and mattresses put him
In distress and discomfort; the compassionate,
The visitor from the east,

I saw the visitor in my dream,
His heart was as broad as his vision,
And he wept for the suffering poor,
The visitor from the east,

We shook hands as he departed
Bringing together two civilizations,
Like lingering fragrance he remains:
A "Voice without Form" -
The epochal visitor from the east.
Share This:
February 24, 2002
More By: Dr. C.S. Shah
Views: 864      Comments: 1

Comments on this Poem

Comment This poem is also a wonderful master piece about the Swamiji.

kaashi viswanatha varma b
06/20/2014 02:39 AM




Name *
Email ID
 (will not be published)
Comment *
Verification Code*
Can't read? Reload
Please fill the above code for verification.



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1999-2019 All Rights Reserved
 
No part of this Internet site may be reproduced without prior written permission of the copyright holder
.