Summer Conference Highlights – A class in Poetry

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In Ananda Kanan Retreat and Conference Center in Missouri we had the annual Summer Conference of Ananda Marga. It was a very blissful time and it nurtured the development of original artistic expressions. Dada Muktatmananda conducted a class on poetry which helped the participants to discover more about their self and bring it out for the collective. For some participants has been a liberating experience discovering a well of inspiration that could be used as service for all. Here are the poems that got composed during the session. The theme of the poems was: “What is the most important thing in your life”.

You came in my life as bliss

I pray you to remain as bliss

Because bliss is the goal

of my life

– by Ac. Shankarananda Avt.

 

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Devotion is like washing rice

you merge in love divine

— by a Bhuddhist Monk

 

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Deep the breath

took me abreast

and thought, you;

I ‘ m surrounded by the blue;

I will rather linger in the

shadow of darkness

to find there

the fulfillment of the

wildest dream.

— by Ac. Muktatmananda Avt.

 

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Afloat

endless waves

unphasez

with a star above

and the pace of the sun.

–by Ac. Muktatmananda Avt.

 

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Stand,

and to your brothers turn,

at the center the fire burn

mother blessing like flowing river

where life petals never wither

but to the father return.

–by Ac. Muktatmananda Avt.

 

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Brushing words on the canvas

I dare – the revolution come

I quiver in expectation

waiting like a lover

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Did I miss something?

A bird in the sky

Fighting for freedom

The target – where is the enemy?

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As I punch

the pillow

my anger

gone.

— Ac. Vimaleshananda Avt.

 

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Either we get liberated

or we become carot juice

— by the orange monks

 

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The sun

shining

on a single drop

opens

the stream of love.

— by Ac. Vimaleshananda Avt.

 

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To live

eternity

in an instant

and the universe

in a flower

is the goal

of my life.

— by collective

 

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The stretch

between the countries

wide

I open my arms

and embrace the universe

— by collective

 

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Broadening the spectrum of the light

— by collective

 

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The epidemic of life

poetry is for me

The epiphany of life

for my mother was writing

Such a diversity is good

even if people don’t understand

one another.

— by an outsider to the poetry class

 

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(All images from the Ananda Marga Summer Conference at Ananda Kanan 2014)