Marriage: John and JacquelineSeptember 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.
The children of Dawn,
The cloud of ignorance,
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, Agni Press, 1973