551. Absence

In man’s absence

My fondness-tree proudly grows.

In God’s absence

My life-tree helplessly dies.

O man and God,

I tell you

My supreme secret:

Ignorance misses my absence,

Earth cherishes my absence,

Heaven terminates my absence.

From:Sri Chinmoy,The Dance of Life, part 12, Agni Press, 1973
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