Here Is Thy Footstool

Here is thy footstool and there rest thy feet where live the
poorest and lowliest and lost.
When I try to bow to there, my obeisance cannot reach down to the depth
where thy feet rest among the poorest and lowliest and lost.
Pride can never approach to where thou walkest in the
clothes of the humble among the poorest, and lowliest and lost.
My heart can never find its way to where thou keepest
company with the companionless among the poorest, the lowliest and the lost.

- Gitanjali, No.10

Source: Gandhi-The Writer, by Bhabani Bhattacharya