Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Making and breaking



(1065)  Andhar sagar pare ke go ele

From far shore of the dark sea, oh, Who arrived?
You made flowers bloom, and You disseminated light.
Shattering the chains of death, You infused life,
You removed the fright.

Along with me on my pathway You have remained;
My fear of getting lost You've not maintained.
You are vigilant both night and day...
Mistakes You crushed; hopes bright You made.

Whatever has been needed, everything You gave;
All provision for my life You have arranged.
With crimson color of daybreak, smiling You've engaged...
Yearning You did rouse; yearning You did terminate.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Significant Other



(1064)  Mor nayane

Before my eyes,
Before my eyes, You'd arrived.
At the end of gloomy night,
You scattered light.

My door had been sealed;
My eyes were without sight.
Suddenly, on life's stream,
My heart You satisfied.

I'd been bound in a small psyche,
Undertaking only lowly actions.
Giving a jerk that roused from sleep,
You set me to work.

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Monday, August 13, 2018

Can't help myself



(1063)  Tumi jadi nahi ele

As You did not come,
What was my use to have lit a lamp?
What was my use, on water and land,
To have picked colorful blossoms?

Having cultivated raag and raginii,[1]
What was my use for song's melody?
Your arrival, persistently anticipating,
What was my use for a floral wreath?

Ergo steadfast, I'll resolve not to stay;
And yet, forgetting, I continue to speculate.
In hope of Your coming, toward the path I gaze;
I keep open my heart's gate.

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Sunday, August 12, 2018

Streak of light



(1062)  Praner chanda alakananda

Pulse of life and celestial glee,
You're the streak of light in a dark sea.
With Your touch the fearful erase
Their last writings of gloom and pain.

You've kept us refreshed with nectar's stream;
Contentedly, You've received love's offerings.
You've made heard within heart innermost:
"At no time am I ever alone."

On Your ideation, fragrant is the psyche;
Upon Your vibration, the three worlds are smiling.
Forest, garden, and intoxicated wind...
All are smeared with Your sweetness.

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Saturday, August 11, 2018

Impregnated



(1061)  Tomarei bhalobasiyai dhara

Only by loving Thee, Earth
Became beautiful in both form and flavor.
On budding of a grace-mote Thine,
With the flag of compassion, Earth does smile.

In the flower pollen, manifest with affection,
On a breeze devotion-filled,
A sweet scent is churning the world-consciousness;
It blows with such rush of emotion.

Earth's sweetness, coated with greenery,
Casting upward all its glory,
It professes its own love to welcome Thee;
It runs to You with such glee.

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Friday, August 10, 2018

Sharing



(1060)  Andhakarer vaksa bhediya

Piercing the breast of darkness,
Light's tempest has come.
It has proclaimed many strangers,
It has kindled lamps in many homes.

Now none is foreign to anyone;
Each one is everybody's relative.
Nourished with nectar from the same Earth,
With the same garb all are dressed.

Nobody exploits other persons;
Objects of contentment no one threatens.
With resplendent face and noble heart,
All have set forth toward Greatness.

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Thursday, August 9, 2018

The darkest hour



(1059)  Eso eso jyotir chatay tumi eso eso

Please come; please do come in radiant splendor
On the seven-horsed[1] chariot with solar course.
Upon Your arrival, please love everyone.

At the close of pitch-dark night, in hope of Your coming,
Everyone is transfixed, gazing intently to the east.
On the skyline, cast a tender smile please.

This time, let there be an end to all dark's misery;
Worldly depravity, let it now be gone completely.
With the thrill of light, on the sky please do appear.

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