Thursday, December 20, 2018

Here all along

(1191)  Kon sudurer sur aji bajalo bajalo

From what distant place notes echoed today,
Reverberating in both the sky and air?
The world-mind rose up dancing, it arose,
All fear and shame cast far away.

In kadam stamens a thrill was awakened,
And legions of rattan went frantic with vibration.
Screwpine pollen rode upon a moistened wind...
To what unknown place were they racing, racing?

With dance beat a peacock lured the Formless One,
And the scent of jasmine threw open heaven's door.
A sweet and gentle breeze whispered into every ear:
At the gate, the Unfamiliar Traveler's been standing.

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