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 […]

A New Year Is Here – Are We Here?

~by Chaitanya Charan Happy new year to you all!  I’d like to share with you a beautiful poem by Chaitanya Charan called A New Year is Here – Are We Here?  May it be an inspiration for you all in this new year. All the best, Rukmini Walker  

Come in From the Cold

~by Ananda Vrindavan Come in from the cold And warm your heart By the fire of the holy name Come in from the cold Dark areas of your mind That separate you from Light and comfort And make you think -and sometimes do- Crazy things   Come in from the cold And warm your toes […]

Late Autumn

~by Ananda Vrindavan The leaves are almost to an end Coming into burnt and dull colors Even against the sun and blue sky The cold creeps in on early morning The cold hand of fear grips us tightly As we try to wrap ourselves away from it. The leaves are almost at an end The […]

Fall Birds

~by Ananda Vrindavan  I heard them first before they rose above the tree tops Black against the evening sky with warm westing sun Their guide to the great south and their home away from home Their formation of open diamond shape is art at work Their calling and rhythm of wings is a performance As […]

The Poetry of Nature

a conversation with Jahnavi Harrison   During late October’s Eco Bhakti Weekend, Grammy-nominated artist and BBC radio presenter Jahnavi Harrison reflected on how Bhakti poetry can help us to more connect to divinity through a deeper appreciation of the natural world.  The Eco Bhakti Weekend was organized by Yale University’s Ecology Forum in partnership with the Bhakti Center, NYC […]