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Friday, August 05, 2005

A Moving Devotional Poem 

The Dawn-Song Of His Mouth (from Stay With God)

By Francis Brabazon
(1907 - 1984)

(Francis Brabazon was a follower of the Sufi mystic Meher Baba. Meher Baba encouraged his followers to deeply meditate upon the great Sufi poets and to compose new works of devotion and insight. Francis Brabazon is one of Meher Baba's best known poet-devotees. This is another poem discovered on Ivan Granger's site
www.poetry-chaikhana.com Thanks once more, Ivan.)

But it is no good talking to you, Baba -- you are just too-much love.
Whatever we say, you just smile with your smile of divine kindness
as much as to say, "Ho, these children of mine, Myself, --
why did I ever wake up and start singing?" This singing of your smile
stretching out and supporting the nothingness of us-of-the-Nothing.
Oh, and the Dawn-song of His mouth. -- I only hope I am still around then.

It's no good talking to One who is the SAYING of the say which one says,
because he doesn't listen because he knows exactly what he is going to say. --
Tired and tired am I of myself. For the wide expanse of the sky
of your bosom I cry. Awake in my heart that I may love you with service --
or else be dust before your feet: anything but this not-even-nothing,
nor a place in your Everything; something, O my Child and my Father.

-- from "Stay with God: A Statement in Illusion on Reality"

Yesterday afternoon, I read this poem and immediately felt an infusion of divine bliss. Authentic sacred poetry can do this--literally fill your being with a sense of exquisite love and otherworldly connection. (Alas, I did not know this during my long career as a teacher of English lit, including poetry.)

After some weeks of "nothing," my own currents seem to be flowing once more. And I have discovered that others of my friends are also experiencing this delightful "awakened" state. Is it the New Moon? Or is it some mysterious force hitting earth with its "rays" as we move always toward higher and higher vibrations? Whatever it is, it feels wonderful, even though we do not fully understand its source or implications.

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