By Marilyn Yogarajah
i hear they say that tamil
is one of the oldest living languages
and I wonder these days
as I meditate on the very nature of reality
aum, aum, aum
if that’s because there’s a truth,
a hidden truth,
that we’re supposed to be spreading—?:
did you know that the primordial sound
of the universe is aum?
and did you know that aum, in tamil,
and then, can you consider the possibility,
that perhaps the universe is constantly
humming in agreement
to all that we put out?