For my father: who lived life with
pained passion, a sense of duty, and love for friends, while being
skeptical of the value of understanding some of its deeper issues.
For my mother: who is living life
with courage and stoicism, and is guided by the vision of her guru.
For my wife: who lives with
intensity, passion for people, and without doubt about the direction of
Passionately devoted to the pursuit
of poetry, M. Kaul defines this art as "the super-distillation of
human experience" in his book, Meditation On Time.
The poem "Love" finds that
"God's love is (a)...Timeless meditation on time." Of
"Silence," the poet observes that it is "the music of
soul," and in "Solitude," he notes, "You are in
company of the stranger you are trying to know." The surrealistic
verse titled "Rain" has it falling "through the soul, /
Watering the seeds embedded of late." "Stars" are "our
distant dreams, / Our ancestors." The title poem, "Meditation On
Time," contemplates the universe.
Poems reflecting on the ultimate
experiences and concerns of life.
Andromeda Galaxy (NGC 224, M31). It
is the nearest regular-sized galaxy to our galaxy (Milky Way Galaxy). If
we were to see our galaxy from Andromeda, it would look similar, though
smaller. Andromeda is 2.3 million light-years away from us and has a
diameter of two hundred thousand light-years. Our sun is located in one of
the outer spirals (similar to Andromeda spirals) of our galaxy.
- Maharaj Kaul