Nothing Existed Except the Eyes of the Maharshi
by N.R. Krishnamurti Aiyer. Oct. 29, 2001
Who Are You? An Interview With Papaji by
Jeff Greenwald. Oct. 24, 2001
An Interview with Byron Katie by Sunny
Massad. Oct. 23, 2001
An Interview with Douglas Harding by Kriben
Pillay. Oct. 21, 2001
The Nectar of Immortality by Sri Nisargadatta
Maharaj. Oct. 18, 2001
The Power of the Presence Part Two by David
Godman. Oct. 15, 2001
The Quintessence of My Teaching by Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj. Oct. 3, 2001
Interview With David Godman. Sept. 28, 2001
The Power of the Presence Part One by David
Godman. Sept. 28, 2001
Nothing Ever Happened Volume 1 by
David Godman. Sept. 23, 2001
Collision with the Infinite by Suzanne
Segal. Sept. 22, 2001
Lilly of the Valley, the Bright and Morning
Star by Charlie Hopkins. August 9, 2001
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By CHARLIE HOPKINS
My eyes were empty graves I dug with my own hands.
Now they are filled with sky.
My heart a bone with all the marrow eaten out.
Now it is your flute.
What was obvious has been concealed by
I desire and I do not desire.
Now all I want is you.
I hear your voice
coming from a vase of yellow peonies swarmed with ants
Do whatever you want.
I also hear the waterfall of praise
as pine trees stagger in a drunken April wind.
Go to the Master whose robes
are not made of hundred dollar bills
whose hands are human hands not flowers
whose smile is full of yellow human teeth.
Go to that Master and kneel
by the flooded river he makes of your own heart.
Now I wash my feet with tears and dry them with my hair.
Our bodies are condemned at birth.
There is no herb for the dead.
We run, we tire, we stagger under pine trees towards the
but with these hands I borrow from the dead
I will praise the creator and destroyer.
Let my body have what it deserves:
the embrace of friendship, the consolation of ecstasy.
In the insufficient light of evening when stars fall
I will give you back these empty hands
and you will give me your hands in return.
2000 Charlie Hopkins.
Charlie Hopkins is a wallpaper hanger and devotee of
Sri Shivabalayogi Maharaj. He lives in Hood River, Oregon.
All his poems and prayers are addressed to his wife, Carol,
but she doesn't mind if others read them also. Carol is
a Vedic astrologer and counselor. You can read more of his poetry at Charlie Hopkins Poetry.
page was published on February 25, 2000 and last revised on
May 8, 2000.