gajanan mishra

(3rd April 19sixty / Tikapali, Patnagarh, Balangir, Odisha, India now at Tapobana, Titilagarh, Odisha, India)

Wood and fire


Wood and fire
Fire appears
In a concealed
Form in wood
And fire reveals
At other times.

Whether wood is
The cause of
Real happiness
Or the fire
I am not here
To say before You.

O my dear, I know
You are like fire
I am the wood here
I am performing
My duties and
You are Yours.

You manifest
Differently in
Different forms
At different times
That I know
Only for the welfare
Of all here.

I am sure
I am not wood
I am the fire
In this wood form
At present here
It is You who
Can make me change
as per Your wish.

Submitted: Friday, January 31, 2014
Edited: Friday, January 31, 2014
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one should cut off useless entanglement and accept the fact that he is the part and parcel of Almighty who is fire itself.

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