Autumn Sounds

~by Ananada Vrindavan devi dasi ———————————————– My favorite sounds of Autumn As we move from cool to cold Are the sounds of the geese against the sky As they make their way south to home   They do not wait or think to stay ‘We’ll manage’ is not their mood They are up and away […]

Lost in Material Energy

~by Ananda Vrindavan devi Sometimes I get lost in material energy I find pockets to hide in When the intensity of life becomes too much Facing my own shortcomings My lack of faith, honesty, and love Facing uncertainty Facing others Facing the road ahead Sometimes I get lost in the world Needing a quiet place […]

As Long as I have Shade

~by Ananda Vrindavan devi dasi As long as I have shade With the sound of the holy name I can bear the hot sun Of my mind beating down on me Of fears firing my imagination Of my uncertain sense of self As long as I have shade Next to the rhythm of sacred sound […]

The Birdsong of the Holy Name

~by Ananda Vrindavan devi ———————————- Let me listen to my rounds The quiet calling of Your name As I listen to the birds Called by the dawn To sing their songs of life   Let me listen with stillness To the birdsong of Your name It too signals the presence of The rising of the […]

Banana Moon

~by Ananda Vrindavan devi Banana moon, you are beautiful too Though you don’t get much attention A arc of gold in the black sky Maybe it’s that all things look more beautiful When we’re up early and thinking of Krishna Sweet piece of moon, you keep hope alive With the message that you’ll not be […]

Dear Supersoul

 ~by Ananda Vrindavan Devi                           — Dear Supersoul, I often forget You are there in my heart Part of the small local Neighborhood of my body And You will be with me Until my last breath How amazing is that To have a […]

The Dark Light

~by Ananda Vrindavan devi ——————————— Can it be a good thing, this darkness? A kind of light that shows me things I like to hide from in broad daylight A kind of cover that lets me bring Such things up that otherwise Might be all too much to see? The night has it’s treasures, the […]

Digging Out

~by Ananda Vrindavan Devi ——————————— As we slowly dig ourselves out of the gleaming deep casts of snow I begin to think of what other parts of our lives could be snowed under and need to be reclaimed   Perhaps it is an old forgotten hurt that should be forgiven and let go, set to […]

Messages

by Ananda Vrindavan Devi Dasi ————————————–  I don’t know about you  But I get messages  all the time  Like from these two  Tulips in a vase leaning down  Searching for krishna  On the altar Eager Stretching  Longing  Ignoring the crowd  Going the other way After something better  

Winter Rain

by Ananda Vrindavan devi ———————————— It’s a cold rain on this cold morning Raining cats and dogs they say  Why not raining birds and bees Or better yet let it rain love and kindness Drops of sweet water to change our thinking To wash away fear and loneliness Let it rain invitations to reach out […]