‘Soon will all that dwell on earth
Be enlisted under these banners’
Calling the divinely assisted planners
Attending to this spiritual rebirth
Soon will all that on earth dwell
Find these banners to enlist under
Former ties are cleft asunder
Tolling the old order’s death knell
All that dwell on earth will soon
Under these banners be enlisted
With invisible hosts are they assisted
To the celestial melodies let us attune.
As the choice becomes ever more stark
How shall we choose to make our mark?
Baha, 160 B.E.
© Larry Gates, 2003