Dec 10, 2013

If there is no swansong

শেষ নাহি যে, শেষ কথা কে বলবে?
Shesh nahi je shesh kotha ke bolbe (audio: Kanika Bandyopadhyay)

If there is no swansong
What would our last whisper be?

The scourge that sparks the fire,
The cloud that dissolves in rain
The snow that melts into spring
Has no consummation

End is a mirage --
A dark door
That always opens
To let in light

The heart of antiquity
Cracks open to birth a new beginning

Life blossoms, ebbs,
And death gleans the harvest

Dec 9, 2013

The credo of triumph

Hobe joy, hobe joy (audio: Pankaj Mullick)

The credo of triumph
Crops up incessantly
Like a serenade
To invoke our courage

Expressing
How every living breath --
Is a resounding whisper
Of life's continuum,
A thrilling victory
Such are love, light,
And abundance

Voicing a promise
That the darkness
Will melt

That we can wake up,
Part with despair,
And catch
An impending,
Startling sunrise