Sunlight Made Visible

Sunlight made visible
the whole length of a sky,
movement of,
leaf, flower, all six colours
on tree, bush and creeper:
all this
is the day’s worship.

Night and day
in your worship
I forget myself
O lord white as jasmine.



From: Speaking of Siva; translated with an introduction by A. K. Ramanujan (The Penguin classics). Harmondsworth, Penguin,