278. I touched

I touched
The tail of jealousy.
It threw at me
A garland of curses.

I touched
The eyes of doubt.
They gave me
A glass of venom-water.

I touched
The heart of fear.
It presented me
With incapacity-sea.

I touched
The soul of faith.
It offered me
God’s Garland of Roses.
Sri Chinmoy, The Dance of Life, part 6, Aum Press, Puerto Rico, 1973