poet Swami Vivekananda

Swami Vivekananda

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Peace

Behold, it comes in might,
The power that is not power,
The light that is in darkness,
The shade in dazzling light.

It is joy that never spoke,
And grief unfelt, profound,
Immortal life unlived,
Eternal death unmourned.

It is not joy nor sorrow,
But that which is between,
It is not noght nor morrow,
But that which joins them in.

It is sweet rest in music;
And pause in sacred art;
The silence between speaking;
Between two fits of passion -
It is the calm of heart.

It is beauty never seen,
And love that stands alone,
It is song that lives un-sung,
And knowledge never known.

It is death between two lives,
And lull between two storms,
The void whence rose creation,
And that where it returns.

To it the tear-dropp goes,
To spread the smiling form
It is the Goal of Life,
And Peace - its only home!

Poem Submitted: Thursday, June 4, 2009
Poem Edited: Sunday, April 29, 2012

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

From a letter to Miss MacLeod,26th December 1900
Composed at Ridgely Manor, New York,1899.

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  • Geeta Radhakrishna MenonGeeta Radhakrishna Menon (6/27/2020 3:39:00 AM)

    Peace is the ultimate goal of every human soul.....10

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  • Ratnakar Mandlik (6/22/2020 11:04:00 PM)

    The place enjoyed by peace in a life, may it be individual or continent, marvelously elaborated by the great philosopher and scholar.

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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (6/22/2020 10:22:00 PM)

    Beauty never seen.

    Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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  • Kumarmani MahakulKumarmani Mahakul (6/22/2020 6:06:00 PM)

    In search of peace Swami Vivekananda has inscribed a beautiful poem like this based on philosophy. It may be cited....It is beauty never seen, / And love that stands alone, / It is song that lives un-sung, / And knowledge never known. Wonderful imagery.

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  • Kumarmani MahakulKumarmani Mahakul (6/22/2020 5:44:00 PM)

    Peace is light in darkness and mighty power. We feel it in inner core and we feel this as mercy of God in deep silence. This dazzles in the sky of humanity. This poem is greatly penned by the great poet.

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  • Brook RenwickBrook Renwick (6/22/2020 4:55:00 PM)

    Very talented poet. I can see the meaning in this poem whereas other times I can't always see the meaning because the poetry might be to abstract. Thanks for sharing.

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  • Dr Tony BrahminDr Tony Brahmin (6/22/2020 2:46:00 PM)

    It is sweet rest in music;
    And pause in sacred art;
    The silence between speaking;
    Between two fits of passion -
    It is the calm of heart. i went to Vivekananda para in Kanyakumari and meditated there..... tony

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  • Ruta MohapatraRuta Mohapatra (6/22/2020 1:07:00 PM)

    So deep and thought provoking!

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  • Sylvia Frances ChanSylvia Frances Chan (6/22/2020 10:51:00 AM)

    His vast knowledge of Eastern and Western culture as well as his deep spiritual insight, fervid eloquence, brilliant conversation, broad human sympathy, colourful personality, and handsome figure made an irresistible appeal to the many types of Americans who came in contact with him. People who saw or heard Vivekananda even once still cherish his memory after a lapse of more than half a century.CONGRATULATIONS The Classic Poem OTD.

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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (6/22/2020 10:37:00 AM)

    The calm of the heart! !
    With the goal of life.


    Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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  • Prabir GayenPrabir Gayen (6/22/2020 9:55:00 AM)

    Behold, it comes in might,
    The power that is not power,
    The light that is in darkness,
    The shade in dazzling light... profound

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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (6/22/2020 9:45:00 AM)

    Peace is
    Might, light, power, joy, between joy and sorrow, sweet music, passion, goal of heart....
    Peace is lifes home. ...

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  • Varsha MVarsha M (6/22/2020 8:26:00 AM)

    An essence every one dream but only few acclaim whatever be the purpose peace overrules always.

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  • Savita TyagiSavita Tyagi (6/22/2020 7:43:00 AM)

    Beautiful. Peace is the most elusive state of mind. To feel it amid storm and see its presence amid roaring tornados of life is what this great yogi achieved. So inspiring are his words.

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  • Richard AntwiRichard Antwi (6/22/2020 6:45:00 AM)

    Behold, it comes in might,
    The power that is not power,
    The light that is in darkness,
    The shade in dazzling light.

    beautiful expression

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  • Parameswaran Nair Damodaran NairParameswaran Nair Damodaran Nair (6/22/2020 5:26:00 AM)

    When I think of Swamy Vivekananda I feel like standing before an invincible mountain of unfathomable heights and a new bright sun dazzling from the peaks. He himself was an envoy of peace and hence his poems are his voice. According to him peace is the goal of life.

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  • Parameswaran Nair Damodaran NairParameswaran Nair Damodaran Nair (6/22/2020 5:17:00 AM)

    When I think of Swamy Vivekananda I feel like standing before an invincible mountain of unfathomable heights and a new bright sun dazzling from the peaks.

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  • Ramesh T ARamesh T A (6/22/2020 2:37:00 AM)

    Lull between storms, twilight between night and morrow and so on are possible in the life of peace! Nice inspiring poem for steady state of life by Poet Vivekananda! Thanks for sharing!

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  • Bharati NayakBharati Nayak (6/22/2020 2:33:00 AM)

    Peace defined by the great Sage of India - - Swami Vivekananda

    It is death between two lives,
    And lull between two storms,
    The void whence rose creation,
    And that where it returns.

    To it the tear-dropp goes,
    To spread the smiling form
    It is the Goal of Life,
    And Peace - its only home! - - Just wonderful!

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  • Ejaz Khan (6/4/2009 3:27:00 AM)

    A real beauty! Very deep and yet all comprehensible. You really don't need it but receive anyway a 10+++

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    Richard AntwiRichard Antwi(6/22/2020 6:46:00 AM)

    Nice comment

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