The First Snow

It was the first snow today
It snowed heavily all around
The Heavens have put a white sheet
Around the Mother Earth
To make it a virgin
And none shall tread on it again.

Mother Earth can sit deep
Under this white cover
And be sane
The Heavens have come down
The Earth has become white
And shines like a star once again.

It has purified itself
It has purified itself
It has come in balance
Like Beloved’s heart
It gave up all its grief
And like a youthful virgin
It went under the sheet of release.
Now, for some time, no one
Shall walk over it again.

Though they have brought huge machines,
and are trying hard to tear the sheet of whiteness,
They are trying
They are dying
With the spell of cold
They are dying.
They can’t walk over it again.

The Heavens have covered it like a lover’s hand
And Earth has become Pure.
Saying God! God! God!
What a wonderful act of the Heavens
To cover the Mother Earth!
What a relief, though it is brief.
They shall not walk over it for a while.

Mother Earth has gone
Under the cover of the Heavens.
When Heaven blesses the soul,
Brightness covers it all.
The mortal feels the love,
The Soul feels the strength,
And cries God! God! God!

In God I dwell.
Like a star in the Heavens above.
Like Mother Earth under the cover…
Pure for a while,
Untouched and in Heavenly bliss
Enjoying the mellow sun of winter.

Though they call me a sage,
And love me from the heart,
And love me from all sides,
And feel my depth and breath of life,
Their radiance comes out like winter
Enjoying the white snow
Which has covered the Mother Earth.
And in the mountain, in the voice of the whispering winds,
I hear God! God! God!

By Yogi Bhajan