69. My Krishna is not blackMy Krishna is not black,
He is pure gold.
He Himself is woven
Into the universal Beauty, Light and Splendour.
He looks dark
Because I have spilled the ink
Of my mind on Him.
Otherwise, my Beloved is All-Light.
He created Light and darkness,
He is within and without the Cosmos vast.
With this knowledge,
I will have a new acquaintance
With the world at large.
Sri Chinmoy, Beyond Within — A collection of writings 1964-1974, Agni Press, 1975