Sweet Clouds of the Name

I was so moved
to see my brothers,
lovers of the Holy Word.
In the amrit vela
gathered together,
singing praises of One Lord.

In that moment
there was nothing else,
Gurushabd, their universe.
I saw Nanak
as he must have looked,
rapturous in divine discourse.

Truths most profound
from these ancient ones,
fell like drops upon the sand.
Sweet clouds of the Name
poured life-giving rain,
upon the saints of desertlands.

Gurukirn Kaur Khalsa

from Pure Longing Fulfilled, published by Akal Publications