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Thy breath against my cheek
 
I feel so warm.
   
The tenderness of Thine embrace
 
is as a zephyr in its gentleness.
   
Oh let me feel Thy kiss
 
upon my eyelids, so,
 
then will I know
 
my eyes are opened to the Truth
 
and I behold Thee, dear.
   
Once, when Thou hadst gone away,
 
the pain within my heart
 
was so intense
   
That I could feel the warm blood
 
drop, drop and it did
  ease my agony.....
   
Among the multitude of men
 
I see
 
no one but Thee;
 
I feel apart with Thee,
 
although apparently
 
cognizant of all around.
   
In everything I see Thy face
 
and every moment feel
 
the warmth of Thy great love
 
holds me secure.
   
While the rhythm of
 
Indian music
 
chants and sways I see
 
Thee, all holy
 
clothed in robes of purest white.
   
In solitude I write to Thee letters,
 
across the earth
 
as one great page, yet
 
not large enough
 
to tell Thee all
 
within my heart.
   
Thy silence holds me!
 
and I feel
 
All Thou wouldst have me
 
understand.
   
How Thy people love Thee
  they call Thee Avatar
 
and they, too, worship Thee.
   
But there exists 'tween Thee and me
 
a bond so strong
 
that nothing on this earth
 
can sever it...
   
My Life I give to Thee
 
in reverence to serve,
 
and at Thy feet
 
to lie in humbleness
 
of heart for this
 
great privilege.
   
Some day when Thou wilt raise me
 
from the dust and
 
on a pure white stone
 
show me my name
 
inscribed
   
Into Thine eyes my eyes will gaze
 
and for the first time see Thee,
 
God.
Nonny Gayley    Agra, January 31, 1939.

 

 

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