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Mother Ganga's Embrace
by Mukesh Williams
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At dawn a naked ascetic
Rubs cow dung ash
On his starved body,
And immerses himself
In the chill waters
Of ancestral memory.
 
His slag-covered relic
Of a body rises and
His blue lips cogitate
On the sound of Om,
His spirit wanders
In the dark distance.
 
The Gangotri glacier
Beckons his gnostic faith
And the distracting ephemera
Astounds his senses
Reminding him of his sojourn
And what he has left behind.
 
So he gives up in despair
And returns to the lower reaches
Of Mother Ganga,
Immerses himself in its waters
And finds deliverance
In her deific embrace!

The mighty Ganga rises in the Gangotri glacier and then passes through the fertile region of the Doab, spreads through the impenetrable Sunderban swamps before it enters the sea into the Bay of Bengal. To know the Ganga is to know the universe. It is to know thyself.
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February 03, 2012
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