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Thursday, June 4, 2009

Peace

Rating: 4.7
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!
Swami Vivekananda
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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Peace is the ultimate goal of every human soul.....10
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Ratnakar Mandlik 22 June 2020
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 Louis 22 June 2020
Beauty never seen. Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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Kumarmani Mahakul 22 June 2020
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 Mahakul 22 June 2020
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 Renwick 22 June 2020
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 Antony Theodore 22 June 2020
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 Mohapatra 22 June 2020
So deep and thought provoking!
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Sylvia Frances Chan 22 June 2020
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 Louis 22 June 2020
The calm of the heart! ! With the goal of life. Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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