The fateful linkAmagiri destroyed the boat,
But failed to touch
The pride of the boatman.
No, not as a destroyer does the world know Amagiri,
But through its fateful link with a unique soul.
The Solomon isles suffered with the boatman;
Also with him triumphed.
The swimmer in Kennedy saved his master,
An individual whose bosom ached to save the world
From the fetters of ignorance,
From the hunger of poverty,
From the dance of utter ruin;
An individual who visioned the Hour of God,
Tomorrow's Dawn in the very breast of
Today's roaring Gloom.
Sri Chinmoy, Kennedy: the Universal Heart, Agni Press, 1973