Marriage: John and Jacqueline

September 12, 1953

Lotus and Rose,
Rose and Lotus.
One by one
The petals of wonder awake.
Withered are the frowns of quivering nights,
Lingering, worrying days.

Their oneness:
Sweeter than
The children of Dawn,
Stronger than
The cloud of ignorance,
Closer than
The throbs of their hearts.

Rose in Lotus finds herself fulfilled,
Lotus discovers himself
In the dance of mounting Oneness.

Sri Chinmoy, Kennedy: The Universal Heart, Aum Press, Puerto Rico, 1973