For, Pandit Shri. Ravishankar
“Should the music stop
Or must it play on?”
As reverence or as contrivance
Quiet your voices; your voluntary cadences
If only for a while.
Let the silence of another
Rejoin the stillness of the universe.
Om Dyauh Shanti; rAntariksham Shantih; Prithivi Shanti; rApah Shanti; rOshadhayah Shanthih; Vanaspatayah Shantir; Vishwedevah Shantir; Brahma Shantih; Sarvam Shantih; shantireva Shantih sama Shantiredhi.
Om Shantih, Shantih Shantih
Translation (my own):
May peace reign all around. In the heavens, the atmosphere, the earth, in water, in life-giving plants; in trees and all creatures of the forests, amongst celestial beings, in the universal principle, in all within and without. And may that same peace imbue this prayer too.