Peace Poem by Swami Vivekananda

Peace

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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!

POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
From a letter to Miss MacLeod,26th December 1900
Composed at Ridgely Manor, New York,1899.
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Ejaz Khan 04 June 2009

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 Antwi 22 June 2020

Nice comment

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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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Ramesh T A 22 June 2020

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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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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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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