Monday, June 17, 2024

Lord, Your life is no party

(3040)  Aloke asoniko

You came not in luminescence;
You came into darkness gloomy.
You came not to wear a wreath;
You'd arrived for eye-wiping.

You came not on a day happy,
With an invite to festivity,
On water pot the mango leaves,
A rice painting in greeting.
You'd arrived on night of grief
To soothe kindly.

For You I've searched, luster within,
To circumvent the gloomy mist.
I did not think that even amid light's absence,
Your splendor shines in secrecy.

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Unusual affection

(3039)  Tumi jadi bhalabaso

If You love,
Why don't You come near?
Why do You smile from afar
In a garb, mind-delighting?

My chignon's plaited hair,
From despair, it goes unfastened.
The garland strung with care,
Arraying terrain, it has withered.
With stibnite in eye's tears,
Everything floats adrift
Amid the forms, shapely.

I hear that all You recall;
In mind You keep everyone.
Honey You coat at psyche's core,
Amid a grove of madhavi.

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Saturday, June 15, 2024

For the record

(3038)  Theko saunge pratiksane

Each and every moment kindly stay with me;
Stay, Lord, in my reverie.
If a gale goes on blowing on this earth,
In my mind please preserve tranquility.

I don't want anything in Your proximity;
For whom You are his, what is the deficiency?
This Panacea has accompanied;
Only He is cognizant of my necessity.

With crest and trough the path moves onward;
There is not the least scope for pause.
The One who has remained close, I keep telling Him:
He should not withdraw due to injured dignity.

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What am I really?

(3037)  Ganer malika genthe jai

A wreath of songs I go on threading;
Oh Lord, nothing more is there.
In gladness and in grief I serenade Thee;
By that I get pleased.

In lifeless pre-Creation You had been awakened;
By a universe You'd conferred sweetness fresh.
Amid the wee nonexistent, everything You fetched;
And hence Your merits I sing.

With fall and rise I am moving on Your path;
At times have I fallen, but ever rising stood I have.
In Your devised rhythmic dance, I am going mad;
Lacking Your presence is everybody.

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Wednesday, June 12, 2024

You are my entire life

(3036)  Eso prabhu eso mor mane gopane

Come Lord, come into my mind secretly.
None will know, none will see, this same visit;
By ear, none will ever hear.

A shrine have I bedecked in mind, cleansed by tears,
With sandal fragrance raising a scent sweet.
A psyche with collection motley, with flowers diverse aplenty,
Pouring out sweetness zealously.

Rain I've kept forgetting, I've forgotten year and season;
Of You I have thought day and night, evening and dawn.
You draw me adjacent, all delusion having torn,
Cogitation rectifying.

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My consolation prize

(3035)  Durer parii surer tarii

Fairy from a remote place, melody's boat
Did You set afloat, taking difficulty.
To an unknown somewhere it floats on,
Not intimating anything.

With You my relationship
Is not a two- or four-day topic.
You had been and I had been,
Surpassing time's frontier.

As You had been, so You abide;
With new tunes, You've inspired.
Me though You've cast far aside;
Through a stream of tears.

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Tuesday, June 11, 2024

By Your sweet mercy

(3034)  Bhuloke dyuloke tomar pulake

In realms worldly and divine, at Your delight,
A speck of mercy goes a-floating;
It goes floating, and it goes on floating.
A new moon, twixt moonlight and thirst of deer,
Between the dew and snow it's flashing.

At times by enticement, at times by enterprise,
At times on stream of tears, at times on a smile,
Having made to race in dance frenzy-wild,
It makes one swoon, orbiting Infinity.

Splendor mid the gloom, refuge of the helpless;
In a heart pain-stricken, love's ascertainment.
In pleasure a sweet memory, in woe forgetfulness,
Having brought unto Earth ambrosia aplenty.

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