Saturday, September 14, 2019

Sun salutation



(160)  Tomake peyechi prabhu smarane manane

I have got You, Lord, in memory and contemplation.
In a cloudless firmament with magnolia fragrance;
In a lonesome heart, filled with love and devotion;
I have got You, Lord, in memory and contemplation.

In a touch of affection with delight of effulgence;
In a throbbing echo of the earth, full of tenderness;
I have got You, Lord, in memory and contemplation.

The sky-kissing mountain prostrating before Thee,
With head bent is in need, frosty snow melting.
I have got You, Lord, in memory and contemplation.

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His smile rises



(159)  Tomay bhalabasi, prabhu ami bhalabasi

I am in love with Thee;
Oh my Master, I love Thee;
Your honeyed smile, eye-bewitching,
I do hold dear.

In floral dust, in vine and tree,
In azure sky, in river-stream,
You've dispersed a smile sweet,
All dark night dispelling.

In mountain cave, on floor of sea,
In molecules, in humors deep,
Ever-watchful You are keeping,
Rising in sweet bud of psyche.

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Friday, September 13, 2019

Only You make me happy



(158)  Tumi sabar mane acho

In everybody's mind, You are there;
In Your mind is everybody.
And so, unknown, in joy and grief,
Everybody prays for Your mercy.
Come close, come closer please;
Everybody prays for Your mercy.

You are everyone's well-wisher;
You are the perpetual companion.
Your enchanting flute and sweet laughter
Give flood to dam-breaking happiness.

You alone are the light on far shore of the dark sea;
Better than anybody do You hold dear.
And so, dreamily, abstractedly,
Everybody dances to Your beat.

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Thursday, September 12, 2019

The Unknown One



(157)  Na ciniyai jahake dekechi

The Unknown One, to Whom I've called,
He had come in a dream.
Through painted clouds' rainbow-colors,
I've observed Him furtively.

In the sound of ankle bells, sweetly jingling,
In thoughts about Krsna, heart overflowing,
I am understanding that I didn't see Him;
Inside of my eyes, He had not been.

Even if about Him everything be known,
As much as I know, that much I don't.

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

A new day is dawning



(156)  Egiye calo egiye calo

March on, march on,
March on, bearing everyone.
Crimson dawn, waiting in front–
Toward it only, march on.

From place to place, go as siblings,
Recollecting everybody's agony.
Today the whole humanity, your family,
Has summoned you, eyes weeping.

Lift the weight of all misery;
Wipe away all tears.
You are coming in service to everybody;
Having understood, speak these same words only.

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Preoccupied



(155)  Kena aman kariya dakitecho amay

To me why have You been calling in such fashion?
In a thousand tasks I've been entwined...
Can I spare the time?

To rhythm and melody in tunes packed with honey,
To alap and rapture in songs nectar-smeared,
Having been put to work, how do I give reply?
Don't You grasp what fills the mind?

Behind work, other work accumulates;
My free time keeps slipping away.

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Monday, September 9, 2019

In my every meditation



(154)  Eso eso

Come, Lord, please do come
Into my heart-core...
Rosy feet and charming visage,
With a laugh, honey-pleasant.

On Your name, in life a thrill awakes;
I get dyed by just Your paint.
On Your song, in Your dance, goes
All that's mine, faded away.

Life after life, in every meditation,
Who I am, I get lost.
Come, Lord, please do come
Into my heart-core...
Come, You, please do come.

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Sunday, September 8, 2019

Inside His kaleidoscope



(153)  Alor parete alo tarpare aro alo

On light's far shore is light, and more light afterward–
Waves of light keep flowing; without end they are.

He for Whom there's so much light holds me dear;
On my mind His luster strolls along, floating.

Sometimes very far but sometimes very near,
In varied forms, in diverse songs and melodies,
Dancing, He moves on, having shook everybody.

The mental lotus, manifest in many colors,
With sweet scent, rushes in just His direction.

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Saturday, September 7, 2019

Love dances



(152)  Campaka vane madhura svapane

In sweet dream at a grove of magnolia,
Him I've seen in the magic mirror,
On gentle wind with heady fragrance,
Eyes bewitched, at bank of the river.

The flower pollen there,
Coming from the Soul Supreme,
Drifts off to a realm unseen.
There, the peacock of a mind,
Staring at the blue sky,
Fans its tail out wide.

On a night moonlit,
With lonesome vista,
Love, it dances
Around and around Him.

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Friday, September 6, 2019

Never stop waiting, never stop gazing



(151)  Esechile tumi prabhu

Lord, You had appeared,
Coming from gloom's other bank.
For Your sake I had been waiting,
Age after age, both night and day.

So many lunar days have passed–
So many stars, dropped and detached.
In spite of that, I remained vigilant,
Watching Your arrival-path.

Filling all hopes mine with light,
One sweet night You had arrived.

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Thursday, September 5, 2019

Breaking free



(150)  Bal dao more bal dao

Give me strength, please give force;
All binding chains I would break off.
Please give tunes, more tunes afford,
That I may ever sing Your song.

Gaining or not gaining hope or despondency,
May I never enmesh psyche
Mid the general activity.
Having given a slight jerk,
Let me get merged in Your work.
Oh yes, I keep merging...
Having given a slight jerk, I want to keep merging...
In work of Yours exclusively, I want to keep merging.
Having given a slight jerk,
Let me get merged in Your work.

In the daily grind so tiresome,
Mind never wants to wind up or get stuck...
It wants to look around with nectar of melody,
On the earth and in one hundred streams.
It wants to look around...
With nectar of melody, it wants to look around...
On the earth it wants to look around...
In one hundred streams it wants to look around.
It wants to look around with nectar of melody,
On the earth and in one hundred streams.

Give me strength, please give force;
I would shatter all mental impressions.
Please give tunes, more tunes afford,
That I may ever sing Your song.
Give me strength, please give force;
Please give tunes, more tunes afford.

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Beyond time and space



(149)  Madhura svapane maneri gahane

In sweet reverie, in my psychic deeps,
I have seen You frequently.
At my heart's abode, with anklets enchanting,
Ripples You did make in a hundred streams.

To Your melody the river flows;
At Your tinkling sound, stares the doe.
On Your touch, each molecule and atom,
They communicate in unison.
Oh, such words they utter...
As one, oh, such words they utter...
Upon touch, every molecule and atom
Communicates in unison.

Mind keeps on ignoring time and space;
Beyond time and space everyone makes haste.
Every anxiety and every thing seductive...
Those who wish to attain You, their all is forsaken...
To attain, yes, those who wish...
Yes, those who wish to attain You, their all is forsaken...
Every anxiety and every thing seductive...
Those who wish to attain You, their all is forsaken.

In sweet reverie,
In sweet reverie, in my psychic deeps,
I have found You in a hundred streams,
In sweet reverie.

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Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Beyond Your light



(148)  Alor pare alori dheu

Beyond the light is a wave of Divine Light;
In light the world, it is full.
You filled up the sea of light;
In Your light the heart is full.

I am the wee flame of a lantern;
The note on my brow, lamp-black.
Nonetheless, in love with You I am;
I have become rapt.
Oh, I have been in love;
Only You, oh I have loved...
Though just a wee flame, oh I have loved;
Only You I am loving, rapt I have become.
My understanding, it is nothing;
My awareness, it is nothing...
Of all acumen and wisdom,
You were the last word.
That bit only, I conceive;
That bit only, I perceive.

The wee flame, by Your light it is defeated;
In Your Infiniteness, I have stayed replete.
Oh, I am getting filled,
In Your Infiniteness, oh I'm getting filled...
In Your Infiniteness, I have been a flame defeated;
Oh, I'm getting filled;
In Your Infiniteness, oh I'm getting filled.

Beyond the light is a wave of Divine Light;
In light the universe is full.
Beyond the light...

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Monday, September 2, 2019

Swept away by His flow



(147)  Alo jhalamala madhura nishiithe

Glittering at sweet midnight,
You had come into my mind;
You'd arrived for a trice
In mind's timeless paradise.
Lo, You had arrived;
Oh yes, for a trice You had arrived;
In mind's paradise, lo, You'd arrived.

In the flowers is Your sweetness;
In great sea, Your majesty.
In the far azure is Your glory;
In as many lives, it is floating.
Oh, it is floating...
Floral sweetness, oh, it is floating;
Azure's glory, oh, it is floating;
Oh it is floating.
All my molecules and atoms, lo, they were bewitched;
My every limb, oh it weeps for every part of it;
Each molecule and atom mine, oh, it is bewitched.

Life's whole existence drifts in His direction;
Every heart-penchant races per His attraction...
Oh yes, racing it does go.
Every heart-penchant, racing it does go;
Life's whole existence, racing it does go...
Oh yes, racing it does go.

Glittering at sweet midnight,
You had come into my mind;
Jogging cradle, You'd arrived
In mind's timeless paradise.

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Sunday, September 1, 2019

My Lord, my love



(146)  Ajuta chande esechile tumi

With rhythms myriad, come You had,
To dance and dance, laugh and laugh,
Your tune resonating with heart's concept,
And with anklet-jingle upon each footstep.

With tune's resonance, come You had;
With heart's concept, come You had;
With anklet-jingle, come You had.
Lo, You had been coming;
With tune resonating, lo, You had been coming;
With heart's concept, lo, You had been coming;
With anklet-jingle, lo, You had been coming.
With tune resonating to heart's concept, You had been coming;
With heart's concept in anklet-jingle, You had been coming.

Had I been a flower, and I bloom on branch of tree,
You, being fragrance, please stay and make replete.
If, sky being distant, I unfold,
You, having been the color blue, please stay and enclose.
Oh do remain encompassing;
Having been the color blue, oh You stay encompassing.
If, sky being distant, I unfold,
You, having been the color blue, please stay and enclose.
Oh do remain encompassing;
Having been the color blue, oh You stay encompassing.
For me, on all sides, oh You stay encompassing.

With rhythms myriad,
With rhythms myriad, come You had,
To dance and dance, laugh and laugh.

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Shine Your light on me



(145)  Dur niilakashe dakhina vatase

In southern wind, in distant sky,
In floral scent, in mind's springtime,
It's You psyche ever wants to reach
In the distant sky.

On account of Thee, heart overflowing
Constantly goes off racing...
Oh, it goes racing
In Your direction, oh it goes racing.

In my mind's northeastern corner,
Countless clouds had gathered...
In Your golden light, with smile unblemished,
All of them, whereto did they vanish?
Oh where did they go...
Those piled-up clouds, oh where did they go...
Oh where did they go?
In Your golden light, with smile unblemished,
All of them, whereto did they vanish?

On this crimson dawn, light-dripping morning,
Please make bright my psyche.
All my shame remove,
All my fear remove,
All narrow-mindedness remove...
Oh please remove...
All my narrow-mindedness, please do remove,
On this crimson dawn, light-dripping morning,
Please make bright my psyche.

In southern wind, in distant sky,
It's You psyche ever wants to reach...
My mind ever wants to reach...
In the distant sky.

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Friday, August 30, 2019

Lord of my dreams



(144)  Eso dhiire dhiire carana phele

Come with steps slow and gentle
Into my mind's depths.
Many bolts I've unfastened,
Hearty welcome to extend.

Like a wounded bird, daytime, it passes by;
Twilight, with sweet magic, it draws nigh.
Bearing evening's lantern, come inside,
Having made four quarters bright.

My life sways in Your heart's cradle;
My mind revels in Your sorcery melodic.
Oh it is reveling...
In sorcery melodic, lo, mind is reveling;
Oh, it is reveling.

You are in the south wind, in the sweet dream,
Each and every region surrounding...
You are in the southern breeze.

You are in the lamp of life, in heart's kadam tree,
Everything of mine suffusing...
Oh You are suffusing;
Lo, everything of mine You are suffusing.

Come with steps slow and gentle
Into core of my heart ...
Come with steps slow and gentle.

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In His blissful play



(143)  Aha kii shunilam

Ah, what I did hear!
Ah, what I did hear– the Name exuding honey;
Without fee my life is free of ebony.

The Name, by what means it pierced the ear–
How it registered on innermost feelings!
In that Name's beat and its honeyed glee,
An effusive Earth took refuge of Him only.

To swing and sway in the cradle of Name only,
In His stream I keep on floating.
To laugh and beam in the light of Name only,
With Him I remain in sync.
Oh, I keep mingling–
Only with Him I keep mingling.
To laugh and beam in the light of Name only,
Joined with Him do I keep.

From only His light I am dyed crimson;
With many colors I will be painting Him.
His sweet Name with pleasing ideation
Through the whole cosmos I will scatter.
Oh I'll make it scattered,
The sweet name with pleasing ideation.
Oh I'll make it scattered;
His sweet name with pleasing ideation
Through the whole cosmos I will scatter.

Ah, what I did hear– the Name full of energy;
Without fee my life is free of ebony...
Ah, what I did hear!

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Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Take me along



(142)  Akashe sagare

From the sky and ocean...
From the sky and ocean, where they've met,
More remote than them,
Holding hands, take me along,
Beyond that horizon.
Yes, please take along...
Holding hands, take me along
Take me along, holding hands, beyond that horizon;
I want to float unto shapeless effulgence,
On Your tune transcendent.

Often as I believe I won't see
Yourself in my psyche,
On looking I perceive You are seated there,
Having lit up mind secretly.
Secretly, hey You are there;
My mind, having lit, secretly hey You are there...
On looking, I perceive You are seated there,
Having lit up mind secretly.

Morning through the night, each and every day,
You are there in every place...
Outside and inside, in the heart deepmost,
At no time am I alone.
No, I am not on my own;
In any place, I am not all alone...
Outside and inside, in the heart deepmost,
At no time am I alone.
From the sky and ocean, where they've met,
More remote than them,
With rhythm and melody, take me along,
Past the yon horizon,
From the sky and ocean.

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Monday, August 26, 2019

His fragrance



(141)  Se je akashe sagare vane kantare

In sky and sea, in grove and wilderness,
In vine and leaf, He bides hidden.
On autumn nights, in the jasmine flower,
He resides, filling scent with sweet aroma.

From Whose beauty, the form cosmic,
Does it ever get forgot?
Get forgot: it does not, does not,
Does not, does not.
From Whose splendor, the light cosmic,
Does it keep on staying far apart?
Staying far: it does not, does not,
Does not, does not.
Staying far from Him, it does not, does not;
Ever keeping far from Him, it does not, does not
Does not, does not.

If I were a honeydew with floral fragrance
On branch of a bush in a lonesome forest,
Soaked in crimson glow the tender leaves
On all sides stay round me.
Like that I want to remain enclosed,
Far away I don't want to go.

In sky and sea, in grove and wilderness,
In vine and leaf, He bides hidden.
From morn through night, all that is in bloom
He remains filling scent with perfume.

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Sunday, August 25, 2019

The cosmic mystery



(140)  Acho kabariiveniite kalo dor haye

You are in the chignon under ribbon black,
Like ebony woven into black!
You are in the kohl on eyes and in forehead's bindi;
You are close, but I don't see.
Strange is this liila, a game of hide-and-seek;
Why it is like that, I cannot conceive!

My happiness is unending;
I got You so near.
To be reft, bereaved... ever I get fear;
Why I get so, I don't know.
When I think I won't fret, I fret all the more;
Why I worry, that I just don't know.

Alert, I have waited throughout the ages,
Flame of my life ignited,
Wings of my mind outspread.
Lo, having come You stand before me smiling,
Reposing Your honeyed feet,
Resting Your rosy feet.

You are in the chignon under ribbon black,
Like ebony woven into black!
In the black mark[1] on my forehead
And in every pore of mine, You are wed.

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And everyone is in love



(139)  Tumi esechile niirava nishiithe

You'd arrived on silent night
To brighten my heart-sky.
No virtue had I, yet You'd come;
You'd been teaching how to love:
To hold every living being dear.

However much I would lose,
That much do I hold on to.
Whatever I try to forget,
I just cannot forget it.
The flute is Your destructive agent.

The flute, two banks flooding, heart-engulfing,
Having erased tears, a smile it completes;
That smile, it is devastating.
Breathtaking is that smile;
Breathtaking is that pipe.

Oh You, in all seasons on all days,
In my life, You're interlaced.
And in each body, every atom,
In my mind You're intertwined,
You are intertwined;
With mind You are intertwined.

You'd arrived on silent night
To brighten all that's mine.
No virtue had I, yet You'd come;
You'd been teaching how to love:
To cherish each and everything.

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Friday, August 23, 2019

Life of my life



(138)  Ami jedike takai heri o rupa keval

Anywhere that I look, only that Form I see;
Outside and inside, it keeps on shining.
It floats on air and sky, with a glow immaculate;
In flower after flower it laughs with a pleasing magic.
At heart's core a song it sings in a tongue unspoken;
In dance-beat it arrives with sweet implication.

Ah Him, how will I put out of mind?
The seven realms,[1] ever He excites.
To hide from Him, if I enter cave of mountain,
If to trick I go to blue sky in blue garments,
Anywhere that I look, He encircles;
He grins, even amid black hue of eye-pupil.

However much I would forget Him, oh I don't forget;
I do not forget!
To go on living having left Him, oh it was so hard;
Oh how hard it was!
Anywhere that I look, only that Form I see;
Even inside of me, He smiles brightly.

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Thursday, August 22, 2019

Our house



(137)  Beshii kichu nahi cai

We want nothing more;
We want a little love, a tiny hut,
A place to insert head in heat, rain, and frost.

Knowingly, yourself we won't slight or neglect;
As we would be kept ourselves,
So this home of ours we will tend.
We want a love-besotting, peaceful nest;
Nothing more than this we request.

In storm and gale, neath lightning and thunder,
You are a bountiful provider of shelter;
With affection, you are a father.
This same unchecked love, matchless residence,
May we obtain it forever.

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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Friends with benefits



(136)  Ajker ei shishutaru

This same young tree of today,
With fruits and blooms and heaps of leaves,
The hot wilderness it will veil

With sprinkling of water, with appeals of love,
We will all nurture thee.
In rain with high wind, illness and its every symptom,
We are here with you, oh Tree.

May it get covered, the barren gray;
Let it be free from desert-thirst.
Neath greenery and tenderness, may all get shade,
Any wasteland that exists in the universe.

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

On birthday I realize



(135)  Janmadine ei shubha ksane

On birthday, at this time auspicious,
Full of life, with a boundless happiness,
In each molecule, in every atom,
Sway begins with new scent and color.

Spellbound with delight, to itself oblivious,
The mind of everyone is full of intense emotion.
The heart overflowing, for the sake of You only,
It moves dancing in a cadence that's enchanting.

Out of love You have come, and nearby You've tarried;
You reside in joy of all, with a lustrous beauty.

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Monday, August 19, 2019

He appears



(134)  Janama lagane

At the auspicious moment of Your birth,
Morning's luster,
It appeared in new form, with new promise.
For all desire, all attainment,
Upon smiling blue-sky came consummation.

Today, the birds, what words they do utter;
Trees are become bowed, fruits and flowers under.
Now, in the forest sonorous, on a breeze melodious,
Everyone is dancing with fresh gladness.

Today, with joy and laughter, with song and delight,
With a new gust of wind, fulfillment arrived.

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Sunday, August 18, 2019

On His birthday



(133)  Tava shubha janmadine

On Your birthday auspicious,
Morning light arrives in new form;
It smiles every moment with new implication.

Today, in both air and sky, nectar is abounding;
Effusive heart, on high tide of glee,
It floats away to somewhere.
Today, on getting bliss with rhythm seductive,
Pleasant memories are recollected.

Today, with the blue skies and cool breeze,
The birds go on singing.
The plants in bloom with flowers grinning,
They keep bearing a sweet stream.
Today, with everybody near, at the core of all,
I have discovered You inside every heart.

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Saturday, August 17, 2019

If it be Your will



(132)  Janmatithite nutaner srote

On my birthday,[1] in the stream of novelty,
Light of the new may I achieve.
Lord of Rhythm's skill in prosody,
Filled with new thought, I would receive.

What You'll grant, with two hands I will accept it;
What You'll say, in heart's core I will maintain it.
This Your life, to You alone I will give;
With Your name, let me get frantic.

The tender shoot has become leaf;
It has filled up with a reddish green.
With new power, new ability,
I want to get busy serving everybody.

No longer will I sing a song of hopelessness.
I will never deem existence as a burden.
In myriad rhythms, with sweet jubilation,
May I go on conveying Your message.

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Friday, August 16, 2019

Hearts pouring out



(131)  Nava varsa elo aji

Today a new year, it appeared
To give delight to everybody–
In fruits and blooms, in sap and leaves,
In fragrance to impassion psyche.

Those who've left for distant place,
From far off to further away,
They are still alive today
In dulcet jingle of tuneful refrain...
Now their boon is in musical stream;
May it inspire on the journey.

The spinning of six season-times,[1]
The rise and fall of polar ice—
Having arrived inside this ambit,
Life let's dispense for everyone's benefit.

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Thursday, August 15, 2019

We move ahead



(130)  Sonalii bhor jiivane mor

The golden dawn in my life,
Is it returning another time?
Countless pains, countless torments,
Countless shames— the gloom is rent.

So many eves, so many morns,
So many nights, both spring and autumn,
So much hope and expectation–
Upon tears they've floated off.

Morning's sun smiles in the eastern heavens,
The wind rises on fragrance of flowers;
With the new year, with new happiness,
Memories of affliction, they all vanish.

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

In His all-embracing melody



(129)  Surer dhara egiye cale

The stream of melody proceeds,
Moves along with the life-stream.
Cyclone, storm, and thunder; tenderness,
Affection, and a friendly residence...
One and all are tied up in melody;
In melody they get frenzied.

New Year's fresh luster,
It mixed its melody with Yours.
Nothing is unmusical
In this field of cosmic sport.

I know, my Friend, that You are only near;
My load of joy and grief You have carried.
When musing-musing on Your story,
I'll float adrift upon Your stream,
In Your smile, this New Year's morning.

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Prayer for the new year



(128)  Vatsar nava vatsar tumi

Oh Year, you are the new year;
On every side bring welfare please...
In the beckoning of a new morning,
With the new dawn's new light-beams.

Creepers and trees, let them be replete with green;
Wild creatures, safe and secure let them be;
And the birds, with their throats full of nectar,
In every direction, let them take wing.

Let differences among humans disappear;
Let misuse of intellect be kept from happening;
And the prowess of corrupt persons in power,
Let that be suppressed everywhere.

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He re-inspires



(127)  Ek nutaner sur aji bajlo bajlo

A melody of the new rang out today,
Making every flower sway.
Earth was dressed in fresh apparel;
Every pain or trouble was forgotten.

Today, on the path of progress no impediment is there;
Full-throated song is rehearsed in only one melody.
Today, overlooking disparity, in concert let's go forth laughing;
Come let us move together, taking everybody.

In rhythm of dance, with a pleasure immense,
In the fragrant scent of heart's pollen,
In this climate of the new year's happiness,
Oh, where is He Who made everybody frolic;
He gave excitement.

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Sunday, August 11, 2019

Lifeyears



(126)  Ek parikramar halo anta

One rotation[1] has finished.

The days[2], they transpire;
The year passes by.
So many flowers fall to ground;
So many fruits tumble down.
The year passes by.

Through many songs with heat and beat,
Through much anxiety and flow of tears,
With my life the year did blend;
But now, alas, it's getting spent...
It slips away into obscurity.

Those who come, arrive to leave;
Those who depart, go to appear.
Those who float off unto yon blue,
They will return anew...
They will turn up in fresh beauty.

One rotation has finished.

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Saturday, August 10, 2019

Who has come?



(125)  Aj akashe tarar mela

Today, in the heavens is a festival of stars;
The world is enthralled.
In the floral fragrance on a heady wind,
Everyone is brimming with gay liveliness.

Today, a stream of luster is flowing;
In delight, the nightingale sings.
Today, with a sweet jingling upon rosy feet,
Lo, Who came, filling life?

Today, a stream of nectar is flowing;
In delight, the universe sings.
Today, with honey-syrup all ardor is smeared,
Lo, Who came, filling mind?

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Friday, August 9, 2019

Musical magic



(124)  Sharat tomar surer mayay

Autumn, through your music-magic,
Wind and sky, they got delighted.
Heaps of nectar from blue yonder
Brightened Earth's existence.

The rivers with water brimming,
Plants and trees in verdant beauty,
Fruits and flowers with scent of honey...
They aroused a golden dream.

In sweet clouds silver-colored,
Every aspiration wakened,
Racing speedily is every penchant...
Everything was made to dance toward Him.

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There she comes



(123)  Sharat oi ase oi ase oi ase

Autumn, there she comes, there she comes, there she comes—
Autumn, ever stepping in dance cadence after cadence,
With a stately meter,[1] she smiles upon Earth.
Autumn, there she comes, there she comes, there she comes.

Autumn, she is not just in the pleasant scent of night-jasmine;
Autumn, she is not just in the rafts of white cloud-mist.
Inside life autumn comes, inside mind autumn comes;
Having charmed the world, autumn smiles at heart's core.

Autumn, she is not just in the scent of pamplemousse;
Autumn, she is not just in the rhythm of swaying kush.
Inside life autumn comes, inside mind autumn comes;
Having charmed the world, autumn smiles at heart's core.

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Vigilance



(122)  Pathik tumi ekakii ese

Traveler, all alone having arrived,
Jasmine falling at the end of night,
Seeing that my door was closed,
You had stood beside the road.

In sleep, my eyes up-rolled,
A bit I see, a bit I don't;
So on night's close, being dew-soaked,
At dawn, fading into formless, away You did go.

The juhi creeper on my gate,
To this day Your message it conveys;
Drops of dew ever to mop away,
Hoping for You, it stays awake.

At that time, if entrance I had opened;
In Your ear some words I'd have spoken;
To their tune on that late night in autumn,
Floating, we would have left together.

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My autumn garlands



(121)  Sharata sakale shishirete dhuye

Drenched in the dew on autumn morn,
I've strung a wreath of shefali.
Taking pains I will adorn Your feet;
With this ambition I have come.

Then drifting on the sky, white-cloud heaps
Had roved about, coating with honey.
Then had swayed in fragrant ecstasy
Laughing red loti and water-lilies.
In that same atmosphere, sitting entranced,
I have threaded my garlands.

My garlands aren't just strung of
Fallen jasmine that's picked up.
There is a song of love, a love for dawn,
Entwined with each petal.
The whole morning, all my work neglecting,
I have strung my wreaths.
Just those having smiled tenderly, lovingly,
I have brought on account of Thee.

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The Lord arrives



(120)  Sharadaprate mor ektarate

With one-stringed lute, early on autumn morn,
Scented by night-jasmine, mind has got rapt in song.
Neath a sweet and pleasant wind,
In this mortal world by dew made damp,
Earth has rushed ahead with cadence and dance.

Today on the path of light, from clouds there is no menace;
All the birds have spread their wings on the blue firmament.
With new zest for life in this unobstructed atmosphere,
To where has the overflowing heart gone floating?

Today the torrential rains have abated;
Emergent land-surface has put on new garments.
Betwixt earth and heaven, tenderly adorned in bliss,
Who are You, gave up Yourself, in everybody's presence?

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Salvation



(119)  Megh tumi kache eso

Clouds, you please come near—
Rain and more rain we beseech.
Green paddy seedlings, they are withering;
Not a drop of water is there.

Till now, nectar did not fill the lemon bloom;
In the sweetsop flower clung no fruit.
The pomelo blossom did not run amuck with scent;
From this cruel drought, rescue we would get.

The kadam[1] buds are all dropping down;
The tuberose[2] flowers fail to open out.
With waves of blazing heat the earth is getting burnt;
Rainfall's soothing coolness, where do we discover it?

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Let's go



(118)  Varasa eseche bharasa eseche

Monsoon has come; faith has arrived...
The chatak's[1] thirst has been satisfied.
The dried grass, in verdant beauty,
Has assumed the form of carpeting.

Making pitter-patter, rain's been falling down,
As if heaven's ambrosia drips to the ground.
In trees, the sweetness lost has been revived;
The animals have got new life.

Come now, let us race toward the target
With relentless song and dogged spirit.
Reminiscence and sleeping in...
Today, all scope for that has vanished.

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We are one



(117)  Varasar dine sabakar sane

On this rainy day, together with everybody,
Let us march ahead in harmony.
If you wish not to proceed,
Abed, you but tell the story of a fallen leaf.

Everyone today has been roused by the beat;
In peacock's throat is a clamor sweetly calling.
Bashful Earth, dancing it proceeds,
Mind seduced, having been garbed in green.

At this grand assemblage, revelry-filled,
In many directions blows a restless wind.
With ecstatic music and euphoric lyrics,
Everyone's existence, suffuse and uplift.

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He just teased us with summer



(116)  Varasa eseche niipanikuinje

Rain has come in the kadam bower;
To dance and to dance, in the cane arbor,
By the meter every peacock's been excited.
With songs sonorous from the lutes playing,
An Earth bereft of cadence has attained life.

Juhi fragrance wafts on the humid wind;
Mental pollen laughs in the pleasant magic.
To beat after beat, with a huge happiness,
All half-dead trees have risen up, awakened.

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My sky-kissing pride



(115)  Varasar rate tumi esechile, rajaniigandha vane

On a rainy night, You had come
Into the tuberose[1] grove.
I had been in a huff,
Setting bolt upon home;
In a tiny nook I'd bode.

Storm after storm has come;
Blow after blow has been endured.
Yet all night long, without sleep You'd gone,
In concert with the tune.

The rain's come down in torrents;
Gust after gust of wind's been felt.
Yet all night long, without sleep You'd gone,
In sweet love's attraction.

On a night of storm You had come
Into the tuberose grove.
I had been inattentive,
Setting bolt upon home;
The tuberose knows.

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Krsna appears



(114)  Keka kalarava mukharita prate

At dawn, the din of peacock calls resounding,
Who are You Who came, ankle bells on Your feet...
Myriad rejoicing lyres jingling sweetly,
Splendor of clouds lacquered on Your body.

Today, fan palms and bay leaf trees have been decked in new beauty;
The kadam arbor has smiled with aroma sweet.
A cooling breeze, dabbing screwpine pollen,
Floats away to the far blue yonder.

Today, frogs have hopped about happily in a frenzy;
Along with them, jasmines, what could they be saying!
A shy kamini bloom, having strewn her fragrance,
At Whom does she gaze, time and again?

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Vaeshakha



(113)  Vishakhatanay vaeshakh tumi

You are Vaesháka,[1] Vishákha's[2] son;
You have come with luster of Bhaerava.[3]
Within each and every earthly atom,
You've infused a fierce glitter.

From dust storms, all is made gray;
Verdure's beauty is well-nigh faded away.
With soil burning and grass sere,
Rapidly, you've announced the time of year.

Dissipating is the river-water,
And cloudless night is flooded with stars.
The One by Whose sport divine everything exists,
In a form marvelous, you have delivered Him.

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In days of need



(112)  Iishan konete megh jamiyache

In the northeast, clouds are gathering;[1]
Fiercer winds are blowing.
Today, the nor'westers[2] have appeared.

Shutting both window and door,
Becoming scared by thunder's roar,
Seated now inside the home, everyone
Is listening to the dancing water.

Uprooted many cherished trees are getting;
To the ground wounded fruit is falling.
Neath hailstorm, the hurricane's refugees,
Birds, bereft of their nest, are weeping.

In the form of thunderbolt amid summer-heat,
The Ferocious Lord, how He dances wildly!
In great dread the ship at sea,
Billow-cradled, it is swaying.

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Thursday, August 8, 2019

Midsummer day



(111)  Venukar van kii katha kay

Today, the bamboo grove tells what story?
Ah me, out of grief for the falling leaves,
At that, mute-faced, she stays gazing.

She's been losing all her greenery;
With dust storms, each exquisite beauty.
In kadam and rattan groves,
A pleasant wind no longer blows.

Fearsome Lord, what is this Your game,
A ruthless sport neath fire flames?
How far away is the monsoon's melody?
With desert-thirst, pied cuckoo[1] is pleading.

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