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Step Lightly

by Ashutosh Ghildiyal

Step lightly, O friend
On this aged worn earth
Oh step lightly, live as a guest
In the world of men, live abundantly
In the world of nature
Where many unsung beauties
Nurture the ever-new blossoms
Of the ever-present now

Let your senses flower
Beyond the accumulated dross
Of the centuries of civilization
And wash yourself in the clear light
Of pure perception
And let the barren holds of tradition
Be loosened in the fresh air
Of selfless abandon

Let your ears hear the unheard melodies
Let your eyes see the mystical colors
Of the ever-present, ever-new reflections
Scattered all around you
Let your heart and mind move
From their fixed base
And throw open the illusory gates
To let the waiting immensity enter

Copyright © 2009 by Ashutosh Ghildiyal

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