—By Swami Yogananda
Dedicated to Mount Washington Educational Center
The Summer-East and the Wintry-West
They say—but Mount Washington
Named rightly after that pioneer
Of Freedom's great career, Thou dost stand,
The snowless guardian Himalaya
Of the Angel Land—
In perpetual green regalia.
Nippon's camphor trees and
Perfumed wisteria and smiling roses,
Palm, date and well-beloved
Spicy bay leaves of Hind —stand close,
With endless scenic beauties
Of ocean, canyon, setting sun,
And nightly twinkling cities
To declare Thy ever-changing beauty.
On Thy crown Thou shalt newly wear
A priceless starry-school
Which in all future near
Shall draw the lost travellers
Of the East and West
To find their goal and one place of rest.
Here one path shall merge
With all other paths.
Here the love
Of Earthly Freedom's paradise, America,
Shall blend fore'er
With Spiritual Freedom's paradise, India.
Here church in deepest friendliness
Shall all other churches meet.
Here the temple, the mosque, shall greet.
Here the long-divorced matter-laws
Will wed again —in peace— the Spirit laws.
Here all minds will learn
That —True Art of living life.
And the way to start straight
To the One great place
Where all must meet at last.
Jehovah! This is the land of solace
Where my Life's Dream
Learn to Meditate
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