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 sun in my heart

It too calls me to sing and be awake


I pray to listen with quietness

To each and every mantra

A full hearing with body and mind

As I move each bead to let

The sound wrap around me

And leave the world outside