Gandhi’s Anima

Michael Peach

Like other males who end up being whole,
Within his psyche Gandhi duly found
The Anima that leads men to their Soul
And thence to deeds of love and words profound.
Yet first the shadow needed to be owned,
So evil could be sublimated well;
For his violent thoughts and outbursts Gandhi atoned
Until the inner Heaven tempered the Hell.
Not that the Masculine Principle is bad
And men should shun or thwart their basic state;
But, as Mohandas showed, they have to add
Feminine qualities to change their fate.
++Would all, like Gandhi, their Anima adore,
++Humanity could truly be freed from war.

22 April 2022

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