The Meaning of Namaste (Sonnet for Marcy)
Those we meet, who take us to new places,
Make us feel part, not along for the ride;
Who leave indelible marks, in traces
ever apparent on impact, in stride.
Exuding verity, with no remorse,
With meanings clear and diverse, not implied;
Freely unwavering, with subtle discourse,
The same at face value, or lantern slide.
Sometimes deep, often eccentric; hands dealt,
Tendered with veracity; eyes open wide
would make any heart, including mine, melt;
Any doubts at this point, cast aside.
Leading me to this place, here now to say,
I now know the meaning of Namaste.
Michael Todd (2013)
Written for and dedicated to Marcelina Boudebes.