Very Short Poems



The life you lead
Conceals the light you are.


Man can accept his fate,
He can refuse.


A moment sees,
The ages toil to express.


Love is a yearning
Of the One
For the One.


All rose from the silence;
All goes back to its hush.


Death helps us not,
Vain is the hope to cease.


Eternity speaks, none understands its word.


Fate shall be changed by an unchanging will.


For joy
And not for sorrow
Earth was made.


My God is Love
And sweetly suffers all.

– Sri Aurobindo, Extracts from Savitri

“Faith” is a fine invention
For Gentlemen who see!
But Microscopes are prudent
In an Emergency!

– Emily Dickinson

Beauty is truth’s smile
when she beholds her own face in
a perfect mirror.

– Rabindranath Tagore

Love is an endless mystery,
for it has nothing else to explain it.

– Rabindranath Tagore


We fear death, the unknown.
Death fears us, the unknowable.
We fear death’s necessity.
Death fears our Divinity.

– Sri Chinmoy

Do you want to be always happy?
Then give up fighting
For negativity
And learn the beautiful art
Of self-encouragement.

Sri Chinmoy (1)

Knows no fear.

Hope dares to blossom
Even inside the abysmal abyss.

Hope secretly feeds
And strengthens


A moment’s truth
Can and shall make the world beautiful.
A moment’s peace
Can and shall save the world.
A moment’s love
Can and shall make the world perfect.

Sri Chinmoy