I am a dream-figure
praying to the Dreamer,
the One who created
this dream I call a world,
the One who has become every object in it
and yet also stands beyond it as Creator.
I pray to You,
the One who has become
myself and everything else
and then somehow through Your Leila
thrown the veil of Maya over all
so that there appear only
self and innumerable objects,
some beautiful, some repellant.
O Dreamer, this dream-figure
is praying to You to Help him Awaken,
to see through the dream to Freedom
and to the Mysteries of Love and Service
that will make him free,
that will make him a pure Blessing
unto all those he meets and serves.
poem, m.r., 2/3/2021
picture is a new digital re-working using the background of a previous painting called "Meditation"