Sonnet For a Sister
Between the green world and the dream world
White tho’ sashed in orange at dawn and dusk
“Who’s side are you on?” insists the junkie hooked on either/or
By the Mahicantuck - great waters in constant motion
The river that flows both ways
You’re either in New Jersey or New York
On one side or the other
I am! I am both drop and ocean
Pure spirit, unbound, free
Integrated at the top knot
Where fire and rose are one
For She, Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi
the Goddess raised me
The Irish and Indian flags are Green, White and Orange - green for Catholics and Muslims, Orange for Hindus and Protestants, and white in the anticipation of peace between them. Orangemen wore sashes,
Most people see things are either/or - Who’s side are you on? Them or us. A prevalent way of thinking that leads to misery.
Mahicantuk - the Native American name for the Hudson river, an estuary more than a river, and it can be seen to flow both ways at once.
Tattwam Asi - That Thou Art - Juan Mascaro, translator of the Bhagavad Gita, said that Sada Shiva is everything, there is nothing outside of His being - so That Thou Art embraces both all we know and don’t know.