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Above is spread the blue canopy
A lovely velvet is the earth
The sun holds court by day
The stars, an assembly by night
When the wild clouds appear
They spread ecstasy around
The spring plays the drum
The wind chants the rain song
The birds sing in chorus
They deliver the message of Love;
The flowers, fruits, leaves and grasses
Manifest their incomeparable forms
Youth and wealth come and go;
The world is a tale the of the Lord the Great;
The pageant is passing;
God, the Truth is eternal, Everlasting.

Swami Rama Tirtha, 19th century