Story Of Rivers

When they set in motion the first beginning of speech, giving names,
their most pure and perfectly guarded secret was revealed through love
                                                  The Rig Veda , 10.71
                                                  (translated by Wendy Doniger O’Flaherty)
Vastness of the sky
expands his heart and

clears the fear
pooled in silence there;

cradled alongside
are doubts,

hundred muted questions –

is fire born in water
as lightning in a cloud ?

is earth born in water
as a golden embryo in deep ocean?

is speech born out of thought
as an action out of desire?

between fire and water,
between earth and ocean

flows a river of stories,
like love that marries word to thought.

Poetic Asides – write an epigraph poem

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