Gods of Good Tidings


Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service

Oh Gods of Good Tidings
Why create these Weather Rings
Russia basking in a Summer Show
Inviting us all to its Warm Glow
India back in a Winter Fury
Shivering in the Sunless Glory
What has happened in Australia
Bush Fires can call you Blemishalia

Oh God show us a little Mercy
Without speaking a little Heresy
So the world can live and Breathe
Here on the Earth and not Recede
Into the Airless, Lonely cosmic Retreats

Dr Ravi P Bhatia is a member of the TRANSCEND Network for Peace Development Environment, an educationist, Gandhian scholar and peace researcher. Retired professor, Delhi University. His new book, A Garland of Ideas—Gandhian, Religious, Educational, Environmental was published recently in Delhi. ravipbhatia@gmail.com



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