April is National Poetry Month, celebrating poetry’s vital place in our culture and expression of the human spirit. Paramahansa Yogananda was a prolific writer of spiritual literature, essays, and commentaries. A selection of his poems are featured in his book Songs of the Soul, an outpouring of his direct perceptions of Spirit – in nature, in humankind, in every day experiences, and in the spiritually awakened state of samadhi meditation.
Many of his poems reflect what he saw during his extensive travel throughout the U.S. during his early years in the West, and the inner experiences that were evoked by his perceptions.
To commemorate National Poetry Month, we would like to share with you one of his uplifting poems from his collection Songs of the Soul: