RISE AND FALL
When thoughts spring up,
The wind freshens, and like waves
A thousand worlds arise.
But when the wind falls,
The trader sinks with his ship.
On the boundless ocean of my being
And all the worlds with him.
But 0 how wonderful!
I am the unbounded deep
In whom all living things
Rush against each other playfully,
And then subside.
~~~~Jawahar Gupta ~~~~~
Th e poem is based on the Conversation of Sage Ashtavakar
And the Great Emperor ,,King Janaka,