Sunday, September 2, 2012

The Poem of the Month (September, 2012): ARCHBISHOP T. A. GANGULY, CSC

Archbishop Theotonius Amal Ganguly, C.S.C. (1920-1977) of Dhaka, Bangladesh

Photo courtesy: The Pratibeshi (weekly), Dhaka

Today, September 2, is the 35th anniversary of the death of Archbishop Theotonius Amal Ganguly, C.S.C. of the Archdiocese of Dhaka, Bangladesh.  On this occasion, I composed the following poem.
Archbishop T. A. Ganguly, C.S.C.

You were like a comet
Appearing in the firmament,
Blazing in the sky and brightening other celestial bodies
With your qualities of humility, thoughtfulness, piety, cheering spirit, and love.

You didn’t seek anything for yourself
But were always ready to give to others,
May you be more giving through your intercession
By being a proclaimed shasshoto shadhu – saint always.

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