The Bhagavad-Gita in 18 Sonnets
This was a real labour of love and yet, the decision to write it was a kind of strange spontaneous idea; the kind of thing that flashes through your mind with a, "Hey, wouldn't it be great..." and then disappears again. But this one didn't disappear and so without feeling like I'd made a conscious decision, I found myself deeply immersed in the Gita for nearly five months. As it happens (and I'm a little embarrassed to admit it...), it was the first time I'd actually read the whole thing from beginning to end. It was pretty hard going at times, I have to admit, but I loved it. I loved the immersion in this beautiful and deeply spiritual work and I loved the intellectual challenge of trying to capture some of its key teachings and ideas and squeeze them into sonnet form.
The result is something I am immensely proud of and, although writing it was undoubtedly an act of devotion, I hope I will be forgiven for being egotistical enough to say that I think it's a pretty impressive piece of work.
I'd be interested to know what you think...
Here's what others have said so far:
“...such difficult concepts captured so clearly...I feel uplifted having read them.