First poem, c. 1960, Watsonia scholasticate

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The subdued tones of an evening air

after a summer’s rain – gold-yellow

green-amber – shed with their

water-drops a colour tinged and mellow.

So too a soul after the summer’s

heat and the unsuspected rain –

two conflicting forces set

against weaken nature make it more mellow,

make it give out the true beauty enchained –

is richer thus for sorrow met.

About interfaithashram

Rev. Dr. John Dupuche is a Roman Catholic Priest, a senior lecturer at MCD University of Divinity, and Honorary Fellow at Australian Catholic University. His doctorate is in Sanskrit in the field of Kashmir Shaivism. He is chair of the Catholic Interfaith Committee of the Archdiocese of Melbourne and has established a pastoral relationship with the parishes of Lilydale and Healesville. He is the author of 'Abhinavagupta: the Kula Ritual as elaborated in chapter 29 of the Tantraloka', 2003; 'Jesus, the Mantra of God', 2005; 'Vers un tantra chrétien' in 2009; translated as 'Towards a Christian Tantra' in 2009. He has written many articles. He travels to India each year. He lives in an interfaith ashram.
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