Wednesday, November 14, 2012
by Kalidas (Lawrence Edwards, Ph. D. )
The Summons awoke me
from this slumber, this dream.
Hearing the Call,
receiving Its power,
the way revealed itself.
Coming at last to the great mansion
the Call urged me through
the gates of unworthiness
into the home of my Lord.
His Call brought me,
I stood in the shadows
outside the magnificent hall
where He sat at the head of the table.
A limitless feast was spread
for countless guests yet to arrive.
I peeked in and saw the Lord
at the far end of the great hall.
He shown resplendent, self-luminous,
clothed only in Light,
beckoning me forward.
I felt ashamed
wearing such heavy attire,
and noticed in the foyer where I stood
the clothes shed by many who had come before me.
I approached the Divine
seeing tears streaming down his face
while his eyes sparkled with delight.
His Beloved Devi appeared,
so terribly beautiful to behold
that the breath left my body
to merge with Her.
“What is it my dear?” She asked.
“I’ve invited them all,
every single one,
to come home and feast with us forevermore.
But so few have yet to arrive.”
“Be patient my dear,
I’m bringing all our sons and daughters
home to our embrace.
Now come, Love’s play awaits!”