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Corona

 
By Rajani Kanth
 
[for my daughters]

 

In face of

Impending

Doom

 

And stray

Elephants

In the room

 

Let us

Resolve

To stay

 

Unswayed,

By light

Of day –
 
 
*

 

Banish

incumbent

Fear –
 

Cling

To what

Is dear

 

Uphold

Convenancing

Norms

 

Despite

The Pillage

Of Storms

 

In Faith

Of Healing

Light

 

Dispel

The Spreading

Blight
 

*

Countenancing

Calm

 

Defy the

Spating

harm

 

In sympathetic

Mode

 

draw

that mother

Lode

 

Of anthropic

Empathy –

 

and

Consilient

Amity
 

*
 
Avowing,

Do Good

By Stealth

 

raising

That Moral

Health

 

True source

Of all our

Wealth
 
*
 
Forswearing

meum

And teum

 

the Hubris

That swells

too soon

 

that does

all Nature

Impugn
 

*

though

Unguided,

Lorn
 

From

Primal moorings

shorn –

 

from love

and life

though torn

 

yet may

we

adorn

 

in humble

Trance

of Good

 

a universe,

cold,

forlorn
 

*

 

Know

All things

 

must suffer

change

 

Save the

Supervening

sky

 

whereunder

we live –

but to die

 

upon this

ruminatng

earth

 

where we

chart

 
an Unmindful

Birth

 
*

Into the Abyss

Of Night

 

Must we ,

Steadfast,

Go

 

Leaving

behind

In trust

 

Least one

heart that

will overflow

 

that can

and will

and must

 

fulsome

thrill and

throb

 

even the

mantling

dust –

 

that muffles

our mortal

glow
 
 
*

 

in wakeful

Reverie

 

long after

we are

gone –

 

in ambrosial

memory

 

unforgetting,

still,

live on

 

above

pity

or scorn

 
in that

breathless,

Eternal

Dawn

 

[© R.Kanth 2020]   

______________

Professor Rajani Kanth, Author of Coda,, A Day in the Life, and Expiations, is Trustee of the World Peace Congress

 

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