Poems on Gandhi

White Light

By Devarakshanam Govinden

You began at the white city and
Slowly trudged across the world

Covered in the cloak of Ahimsa
Led by faith and not by fetish

Safe on a land of love and truth
You built the Shilpa of freedom

For a beloved motherland
And for the world transcendent

A loin cloth filtering out light
From the darkness around you