special journey -on gods and temples

Durgiana Temple Amritsar

Overfed
Shopping bags
left
In safe keeping
along-with
savvy smarts
~
Body, soul
Surgically
scrubbed
left home
for HIS
Abode
~
Eagerly stepped on
Hallowed ground
As memory engaged in
light shadow plays, entering
temple early, in a waned
day
~
During initial
construction, it was
Believed that the lord
Had visited in person
Leaving behind baby foot-
prints on wet pavements
~
reverently touching these
Foot prints, crossed over
Temple threshold with still shut
Trio of inner Sancto Santorum(s)
It was ten minutes to evening
Prayers, we stayed put
~
Chants flurried mind’s walls
Riding memories’ tsunami, I let
Everything flood body soul inside out
Drowning, drenching, cleansing~
Utter feeling of bliss reigned
Eventually, I came back to “me”

II

Sun had
Arisen set
We arose
Setting out
Seeking
Blessings
From HE
Who stays
Wide awake
~
Witching
Hour
Bewitching
Just before
Midnight,
Crowds had
Left, left
Had fallen asleep
~
Weaving through
Snores, we held
Our breath as the golden
Temple shone in three
Quarter moonlight
~
Over fed chubby
Finny friends
Undulated in
Holy Sarovar
(pond)
~
iridescence
On the move
Weaving in out
Of the waters
And a feeling
Of benediction
Stole inside
All it’s own
~
Hushed
In every
Which way
Light of foot
we sped
Home
~

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