happy Vijayadaśamī! from this month’s newsletter of Śabda Institute. honoured that my poem accompanies the announcement of such an exquisite offering in this highly auspicious time, may our longing fuel our sādhanā, and may our devotion sweeten its unfolding.
The Śabda Saṅgha is continuing its study of the Bhagavad Gītā with a new theme – that of Bhakti Yoga. In honour of this new cycle of study, we are pleased to share a beautiful poem of longing and devotion by one of Kavithaji’s students, Téa Nicolae.
infused with devotion
my days unfurl tenderly
chinks fissure the armour plate of the self
and life dances through the cracks
i long for the Beloved’s caress
my throat, so swollen
my mouth, so parched
my Beloved quenches the thirst:
grace pours down in ripples
i drink hastily