26. O my hungry aspiring heart

O my hungry aspiring heart,
For you no jaws of death,
No mouth of hell.
In you is the silence
    Of the hoary past.
In you is the forgiveness
    For the world’s blind greed.
In you is the whirlwind
    Of the world’s transformation-life.
Sri Chinmoy, The Golden Boat, part 3, Vishma Press, New York, 1974