My desires are many and my cry is pitiful,
but ever didst thou save me by hard refusals;
and this strong mercy has been wrought into my life through and through.
Day by day thou art making me worthy of the simple,
great gifts that thou gavest to me unasked---this sky and the light, this body and the
life and the mind---saving me from perils of overmuch desire.
There are times when I languidly linger
and times when I awaken and hurry in search of my goal;
but cruelly thou hidest thyself from before me.
Day by day thou art making me worthy of thy full acceptance by
refusing me ever and anon, saving me from perils of weak, uncertain desire.
He whom I enclose with my name is weeping in this d …
I am ever busy building this wall all around; and a …
the sky day by day I lose si...
Freedom from fear is the freedom
I claim for you my motherland!
Freedom from the burden of the ages, bending your h
Your questioning eyes are sad. They
seek to know my meaning as the moon
would fathom the sea.
I asked of Destiny, “Tell me who with relentless ha …
Destiny told me to look behind.
I turned and saw my own self behind pushing forward
If it is not my portion to meet thee in this life
then let me ever feel that I have missed thy sight
---let me not forget for a moment,
When the heart is hard and parched up,
come upon me with a shower of mercy.
When grace is lost from life,
Mother, the folk who live up in the clouds call out …
"We play from the time we wake till the day ends.
We play with the golden dawn, we play w...
Life of my life, I shall ever try to keep my body p …
that thy living touch is upon all my limbs.
I shall ever try to keep all untruths out fro...
When storm-clouds rumble in the sky and June shower …
The moist east wind comes marching over the heath t …
bagpipes among the bamboos.