Après La Déluge, Moi

“Your god is a jealous god!” she thundered
“Ye shall worship no other god but me!” she railed
And out of the sky she sent the torrents
For to clean away the higher life.

But the earth god opened his deep, deep pores
And drank deep, saying:

No, you shall not have revenge -
You may not punish those
Who more than gods love Love
What you pour down, I will hold
Life leaps beyond two by two
As each heart sees its doves returning
And each hand is the one that gives
The olive branch, the olive branch

© 2000 Dharmachari Padmavyuha back...