601. A hero with some defects

I got up late,
I made friends with ignorance-king,
I dined with darkness-prince,
I sang with imperfection-princess,
I danced with weakness-queen.

I must say,
These are all my little indulgences.
I am not what I was.
I am now a hero with some defects.
Of course, these are all minor defects.
Sri Chinmoy, The Wings of Light, part 13, Aum Press, Puerto Rico, 1974