A poem by Saigyo: Changing track

Changing  track A poem by Saigyo: On Mount Yoshino I shall change my route From last year’s broken branch trail, And in parts unseen Seek the cherry flowers Saigyo, twelfth century Japanese poet priest, suffused his poems with natural images and in this one we are...

Swami Rama Tirtha Poem: Mount Kailash

O silver coloured peak of the Himalayas! Thou art the mother of Divine Science. May thy lap be ever full; May Giraja ever play in thine arms. Give the monsoons the divine message; When they rain in the plains They must impregnate the corn With the great Truth: ‘I am...

The old woman and the pencil stub

A Japanese master of calligraphy retired to the country and he took an interest in the schoolchildren in their education and there was one boy there who was being brought up by his grandmother because both his parents had died and the teacher of calligraphy saw this...