Srila Prabhupada was a ‘Poet’

This excerpt is from my Vyasa Puja offering made last year. It recalls that Srila Prabhupada’s guru saw him as – among many other things – a talented writer: “In fact, according to your official biography, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta saw this as proof that you knew the mind of your master. You were in ecstasy when you heard this. Your gurudeva showed this couplet to many guests and ordered that whatever you wrote should be published in his journal, the Harmonist.” This is the phrase (couplet):

Absolute is sentient,
Thou hast proved,
Impersonal calamity
Thou hast moved.