Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Mother incarnate

This is a poem that has come out rather late. I intended to write this during navaratri. Navaratri is a festival in India in which we celebrate the feminine aspect of god for nine nights. 

Mother incarnate,
we bow to your power
with all humility;

for what would be 
life without the auspiciousness
of your divine breath?

Life is cradled in your womb
and nourished by your breast.

What a healthy beautiful world
you've brought us
and sustained

But our beauty 
is a mere shadow 
of your beauty.

The giver is 
always richer than 
the taker.

Mother incarnate, 
we bow to your power.