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There is a Sea of
if only We knew
The Way


Mystery guards
its access wild
hid in light
of day

It signals us
in accents mild
as to why it is
that way

Only the blest
pass the acid test
Others are led

In turbulence
of fretful life
it is a haven

Far from the
madding, strife
it lyeth quiet
It’s what starry eyed
call Shangri-La
where all traffic lights
stay green

Where all clocks
chime in unison
and all idylls
glow serene

Where wishes teem
big and bounteous
and beggars rise up
as kings

Where at every nook
an angel sings
and every pig
has wings


But, alack, there is
no Promised Land
nor High Roads that
lead to Rome

So Here and Now
must seek your bliss –
in benefice of
hearth and home

* The ‘enlightenment’ gifted us Utopias to chase after,
as a sop, and a secular substitute for ‘heaven’…
[© R.Kanth 2022]

Professor Rajani Kanth, is Author of Coda, A Day in the Life, and Expiations

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