980. I Stand Empty Handed!
Poem By Raman Savithiri
Amma, I stand empty handed!
I really did not know
What gift should I select for you.
Money or honey?
Milk or silk?
Flower or fruit?
Sweet pudding or tender coconut?
You smiled at my silliness! And
You asked the whole heart of mine.
I was very happy that you asked for such a simple thing.
At once tried I to take my heart –
To offer unto your lotus feet.
Not once, twice or thrice
I have been trying for years together
To lift my heart against the gravity of the earth
But I am unable to separate my heart
Which is strongly attached to the world.
I tried all tricks to isolate it.
Meditation, Mantra, Prayer, Yoga…
Failure; utter failure!
I stand, in front of you, empty handed