Saturday, 15 April 2017


Behold the bells  hanging
   In the old temple's premises 
                                 High above the tall pine trees
                                 High above the snow-capped peaks.

                                 Do they really occupy a space
                                Among  clouds atop the hills 
                                 Or is it just a sweet illusion 
                                Extended up to the horizon? 

                               Or do they appear so high 
                               By virtue of the Faith they uphold
                               In the existence of a benign deity
                               Reigning over the land and sky

                               The faith  they denote never dwindles
                               But  sustains the believer's strength
                               To go through the ordeals of life 
                               With trust in the ultimate justice.

                              And listen to the bells chiming !
                              As the wind passes by them 
                              Don't  they sing of humble surrender 
                              To the will of the supreme master?        

Photo credit - Sonam Bhandari
 euttaranchal. com

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