61. The writer

Before he writes a book

He reads ten books

Written by others.


After he has written his book

He stops reading altogether

Books written by others.


He reads and reads and reads

His book until he empties

His appreciation-mountain,

Admiration-ocean, adoration-moon

On his beloved creation-son,

A mere book.


From:Sri Chinmoy,The Wings of Light, part 2, Aum Press, Puerto Rico, 1974
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