September 17th, 2013

Poetry Is Always Relevant! » Allama Prabhu – If It Rains Fire

Published by Ivan M. Granger at 10:22 am under Poetry

If it rains fire
by Allama Prabhu

English version by A. K. Ramanujan

If it rains fire
      you have to be as the water;

if it is a deluge of water
      you have to be as the wind;

if it is the Great Flood,
      you have to be as the sky;

and if it is the Very Last Flood of all the worlds,
      you have to give up self

and become the Lord.

— from Speaking of Siva, by A K Ramanuja
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