Dec 31, 2012

Arise purified when gloom is gone

Arise purified when gloom is gone
When the mind can taste it's freedom's claim
Awaken the heart with fragrant buds
Offered at the altar of the highest Name

Hone the senses with thirst and light
Awaken your soul, where Beauty drifts
Crafting out the best of dance.
As ego ends, and love begins.

Awake with luminous benevolence
Awake with unwavered, undaunted dreams
Awake near the void of want
Where fullness freely roves and teems

Awaken in a courageous stance
Like a hero as you struggle on
Awaken yourself with the highest Name
In actions etched with compassion

Awaken, a pilgrim of arduous paths
In heart to win all seethful stings.
Awake at the cusp where ego ends

Into the shrine where love begins.

I celebrate the sunrise

I celebrate the sunrise
The renewal of dawn
The barrage of light 
Flushing frontiers of the East

I embrace eternal missives--
Untainted in battles of Truth,
Untouched by lances of fear and doubt

I call upon life that lilts like a newborn song,
Tunes that celebrate endless springtide
Hopes that are deathless,
Dreams that outshine fatigue, frustrations, fences

This is a prayer for a new breath

This is a prayer for a new breath
A plea for a promising dawn
A prayer to You, my Source of life.
Disengage my mourning, with blooming bliss.
Mold my medieval inky darkness
Into terrains of renewed sunrise

Dec 28, 2012

I listen to your footfall

I listen to your footfall
Somewhere in the shoreline of my life
In silence, in solitude, in honey-sweet drifts.

Stars and planets speechless overhead 
Steadily gaze on,
My thoughts heave gently, ever gently,
Like a stream.

My eyes ache with thirst,
My ears,  anticipate your homecoming within
To make my sunrise salubrious,
To sink my daily morsels of  pain and pleasure
Beneath deep waters of bliss.

(another version by Rumela)

I hear your footsteps O Lord
Along the shore of life
In the stillness of seclusion
In the sweetness of the wafting wind

The stars and planets in the sky
Look on with a steadfast gaze
Many a thought stream in my heart
Slowly ever so slowly in solitude

My eyes gaze on like a bird athirst
My ears alert in the depths of my heart
At which auspicious dawn will you come
You will stand at the threshold of my heart
Forgetting all joy and sorrow
I will sink into the depths of bliss

Dec 27, 2012

You robbed me of my pride

You robbed me of my pride
Lavishing me with gifts of humility
How can I raise my eyes to you, now!

I pretended I had found you
All facades fell apart
In the thick of flurry

At my work, in my home.
How can I raise my eyes to you, now!

Could I even house you 
When I missed to surrender 
In sweet innocence, my heart?

I have always yearned for you,
Yet me eyes have seen myself;
I did not discover you
Seated in the miraculous majesty of  Being.
How can I raise my eyes to you, now!

Dec 3, 2012

Your music sets my heart on fire

Tumi je shurer agun lagiye dile (audio: Sreeradha Banerjee)

Your music sets my heart on fire

A heat, a light, that stretches and rolls
And inches into every bit of my world.
A fire that dances on inanimate twigs
In feisty rhythm,
A fire that lifts up to the heavens
Asking, praying, motioning, to someone,
Something, I wonder what.

The stars watch with awe
Pondering on the wacky wind
That carries the tongues of flame around.
A light blossoms in the womb of night
Like a pure, incandescent bloom.
What is it about this Fire, I wonder.