Govinda Krishna Chettur

(24 April 1898 - 03 Mach 1936 / Madras (Chennai) / India)

The Shadow Of God


Lord of unnumbered hopes, unnumbered prayers,
Immaculate dream, unknown, unknowable
To mortal sense save dimly through the spell
Of earth's delights and quickening despairs,
Forgive what we have been, and what we are,
For that which in Time's fullness we shall be!
Thou art the Light, and in Thy shadow we
Move in our pathways like a growing star.
Make grow our comprehension till we see
Through life's bewildering complexity
The touch by which inscrutably is wrought
Thy will; and shape each word, each act, each thought,
Until we learn to read Thy will aright
And pass from shadow to Eternal Light'

Submitted: Friday, April 06, 2012
Edited: Friday, April 06, 2012

Form:


Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (The Shadow Of God by Govinda Krishna Chettur )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  4. If, Rudyard Kipling
  5. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  6. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  7. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  8. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  9. A Poison Tree, William Blake
  10. Invictus, William Ernest Henley

Poem of the Day

poet Oliver Wendell Holmes

WHAT flower is this that greets the morn,
Its hues from Heaven so freshly born?
With burning star and flaming band
It kindles all the sunset land:
...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

New Poems

  1. SALAH AND SALAH, Metin Sahin
  2. LIFE AND DEATH, Metin Sahin
  3. Ni ha, Nassy Fesharaki
  4. Rush Hour, Anthony Daniels
  5. How Dare You, Anthony Daniels
  6. Rainfall, Anthony Daniels
  7. Maintaining Excellency, Anthony Daniels
  8. A Crying Shame, Anthony Daniels
  9. Crystal Consciousness, Margaret Alice Second
  10. Invest the present, gajanan mishra
[Hata Bildir]