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April 22, 2024

O Earth

By Dharmpal Mahendra Jain

O Earth

Your relentless rotation, O Earth,
led to solar-lunar eclipses;
wheels of Time moved through ages.
As your hitch-hiker man could see
while coming to know
the amazement of outer space.
Alive is the possibility of exploring
the endless universe too
as long as you are there.

None has been found so far
as rich as you in our nebula
with 8.4 million living reincarnations.
Mars and Mercury, Jupiter and Venus,
Saturn and distant planets:
each exited the almanacs of prophets
to appear alive in space
with all their attributes.
The realm of nature,
all civilizations and creation,
we can see even without gods,
as long as you are there, O Earth.

Long deliberations take place
about the immense stretch of galaxies,
billions of suns, their solar systems,
and about their splendor.
Tied to your gravity,
human fingers can open
and human eyes can see
this mystery of the vast expanse
as long as you are there.

Processed by science,
this truth is, really, a tiny part
of the infinite possibility of knowledge
man has uncovered so far.
Having been indifferent to you for so long,
he now starts understanding
the changes in climate, your decay.
His identity, his culture, he knows, exist
as long as you are there.

Article © Dharmpal Mahendra Jain. All rights reserved.
Published on 2022-07-04
Image(s) are public domain.
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