Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Love will triumph



(1466)  Tomar lagiya raciya rekhechi

For Your sake, I have kept on making
This wee-small garland of flowers.
Tiny though it be, it's not insignificant;
It's the love of a woman going to her Darling.

Painstakingly, flowers I have gathered;
Through depths of mind, I have roamed in search.
Mingling with the blooms full of nectar,
I have woven this love song.

Even if to take it You don't wish,
Any slight to love won't be tolerated.
Oh my Most Beloved, though I'm insignificant,
This tiny love-garland, trifling it is not.

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Monday, December 30, 2019

The way You left...



(1465)  Bhuliya gecho ki sediner katha

Have You gone, neglecting the facts of that day,
Its pain-inundated details...
This my face, packed with tears,
These two eyes, looking at Thee?

At that time, the cloudy sky was rumbling;
A stream of hail was falling.
No person stood 'longside Your path;
The screwpine, it was baffled.
You've departed under such circumstances;
After that, You came not back.

Decades aplenty, they have passed since then;
Now from the tears Your path has gotten drenched.
Dried up have become many a flower garland;
Bearing flag of compassion, glance You did not cast.

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Sunday, December 29, 2019

What changed?



(1464)  Vasante mor phulavane priya

In spring in my floral garden, Love,
You came not... why did You not come?
Blooms have withered, and petals have fallen;
Nectar's intoxication You got not.

For braid-bun I am stringing a garland,
The part in my hair with oleander I've adorned–
On earlobes I have dangled silk-tree's flower–
Yet, having come, You looked not.

Now sitting neath ashok tree's shade,
A song I am composing for only Your sake.
Spring left, and summer came...
After so many days, there was compassion.

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Saturday, December 28, 2019

I need You



(1463)  Tomay ami ceyechilum

I had looked at You,
Chink in the ebon night, having pierced.
From beyond the sea of gloom,
From wherever You may be, come back please.

To call my own, I have none;
Hope and refuge, You're the only one.
To many beats, dancing I proceed,
Round and round Your altar.

Even sweeter than the sweetest,
Your smile is peerless.
Magic flute delights the psyche
On both shores of song undying.

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Friday, December 27, 2019

Spiritual awakening



(1462)  Ghare eso ghare eso

Come to my home, come to my home,
Come to my home this day, My Own.
Garland I am stringing, house I've embellished;
With smiling face please arrive, Most Beloved.

I have nothing more to call my own,
All that was mine, I would forgo.
At Your lotus feet, I proclaim submission;
Please receive it, oh Peerless One.

When I was thinking that anything belonged to me,
That was a delusion; I was not understanding.
Blunder has got busted, awakening has come;
Having been made Yours, take me, Mind-pleasing One.

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Thursday, December 26, 2019

Love-bloated



(1461)  Amare bhuliya gecho

Forgetting me, You have gone;
For what sin I know not.
Oh, what was my fault;
Was there not sadhana?

Sweet greenery You lavished;
With flower and fruit You filled.
After giving all in abundance,
Why did You not come in person?

Flow of light You did cascade,
And articles of beauty You gave.
Having given love, my heart to sate,
My love why did You not take?

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Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Both real and fantasy



(1460)  Jara tomay bhalabase

Those who are in love with You,
Why make them far removed?
Flower having bloomed and bumblebees assembled,
Why then let its petals be fallen?

Life after life, and birth to decease,
I have offered myself at only Your feet.
Once having come near and also held me dear,
Why do You look at me, having gone elsewhere?

However much the yearning, liila You keep making;
In such state why do You entangle me?
Fantastic things You go on devising;
With both light and darkness why make love stream?

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Tuesday, December 24, 2019

I am exhausted, Lord



(1459)  Tava patha ceye priya

Watching the path of Your advent, Love,
The lamp's got extinguished...
Vying with the darkness,
Its ghee[1] has been finished;
Now it is Your mercy I implore.

For Your sake the lamp was lit constantly,
In clattering of storm, in rustling of trees...
Now in the dark I am seated, in the gloom I am alert;
This Your lamp, please carry it.

With me, what wick and ghee had been present,
All of it has finished; my head is made to bend...
Many hundred times, myself I surrender;
At this moment, kindly take my burden.

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Monday, December 23, 2019

Woven into my life



(1458)  Tumi mor ashari alok

You are my one ray of hope;
You are my sole lamp of life.
You are the precious stone on my tiara;
In dense rain, You are the cadamba.[1]

Braid of hair painstakingly arranged,
You are the black thread in secrecy.
Sandalpaste applied on my face,
You are the smiling bindi.

Stealthily You come and leave
Upon silent feet.
Having exuded ambrosial stream
With colors aplenty,
In my dust-coated pysche,
You are the lantern gem-bedecked, luster falling.

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Sunday, December 22, 2019

Your will be done



(1457)  Amar jata malinata

All of my unclean state,
Please remove it, Lord, on this very day.
Work to keep performing, meditation to keep making,
Let me have still greater capability.

Your mere footdust, I'm the one who forever
Gets improved when You set me to Your work.
Please do take me, making Your machine;
Assign every deed, scattered everywhere.

I am coming to this world to go on working,
To comply with Your decrees.
Your wishes, to make manifest,
Each and every moment give me boon of fearlessness.[1]

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Saturday, December 21, 2019

Bhakti's melody



(1456)  Ami tomake niye achi go

Oh, having followed You, I continue;
And I sing in just Your tune.
By Your kindness I endure;
And I gaze always at You.

On moonlit night, washed with light,
In Your world of illusion, sport I make...
But in the night I get drenched by rain;
I dance on in company with peacock's cry.

In the autumn, at cool midnight,
I drift along with night-jasmine...
Having taken on my head the winter mist,
I saturate the earth with delight.

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Friday, December 20, 2019

With dynamic intellect and with intuition



(1455)  Ek svapner deshe ami

I was in a land of dreams
With moonlight magic-brimming.
This is the song I'd been hearing,
Sitting all alone with You.

There, no one dies from lack of food;
There, surge of foolishness is not endured.
There, human infighting does not occur;
No blood-river is made to run.

There, in the intellect is no inertia;
There, with intuition, never wretchedness.
There, due to darkness of arrogance,
None gets suppressed by any other.

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Thursday, December 19, 2019

As seasons go by



(1454)  Kata kal tava patha ceye rabo

Your pathway, how much time will I be watching?
Oh Beloved, when will You arrive?
How many days and dates will I keep counting?
When will You eradicate the ebon night?

I have tolerated summer's scorching heat;
To parching thirst I've confessed defeat.
When streams of rain and stones of sleet,
They brim over, then will You love me?

Autumn jasmines having withered;
It's the end of a frigid prewinter.
Upon winter's dissolution, with the tender reddish leaves,
Maybe You will look at me on advent of spring?[1]

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Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Receive my love



(1453)  Ami tomay bhalabesechi, ogo priya

I have been in love with Thee,
Oh my Darling Dear...
Not with Your beauty or quality...
Just the attraction is surpassing.

Your atom, even it be paltry,
I am still Your tiny body...
Circling You, I keep dancing;
You are my Most Revered.

Far away why go on staying,
Won't You tell me please...
Why don't You come and speak;
I am in love with Thee!

Your liila You alone devise,
But please accept this love of mine.

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Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Tell me why, tell me how



(1452)  Ajana pathik ke tumi balo

Unknown Traveler, Who are You, please disclose...
Uninvited You arrive; when invited, come You don't!
You smile very tenderly only from far away...
Always You are active in the cosmic game, do explain.

You sit not when You are called with a decked altar;
You don't show up at the home adorned with flowers.
With a heart very soft, to the wretched one's abode,
Without any invitation, You come running...
Tell me please why You move in this fashion?

Many days appear and then leave, all to no purpose;
Many bright images spread 'fore me like chimeras.
But without end You've gone ahead,
Every moment trampling any darkness... how do You do it?

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Monday, December 16, 2019

A strand of hope



(1451)  Tumi kabe asibe

When will You arrive?
A dry wilderness is mine.
With flowers You'll adorn it.

I am laying out Your seat;
My lamp I am lighting,
Fulfilling all my hope,
When will You take Your throne?

The heavens are overcast,
Nothing gets looked at.
Having come, darkness piercing,
When will You be smiling?

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Sunday, December 15, 2019

Gazing at the path



(1450)  Base base kal gune jai

Waiting and waiting, I keep reckoning the time;
How many days will I go on counting?
How much longer will I wait like this, tell me please,
Staring at Your pathway, will I always be?

This star blossoms on the deep-blue sky,
But it gets hid when the thick cloud arrives.
This Your game is an unkind liila–
How much more time will I view it?

With cool, sweet southern breeze on the wind,
April-May's northwesters come to devour it.
With autumn's bright clouds over reeds and grass,
The coldish prewinter does ravage that.
As You do not want to remain,
Then go, having come and explained:
Yourself how will I attain?

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Saturday, December 14, 2019

Bewildered



(1449)  Ami tomay bhalabesechi, tumi baso ki na na jani

In love with You have I been;
What You feel, unknown it is.
At heart's core I've kept etched
Your portrait in lines attractive.

By the magic of dawn's color crimson,
What's in You we view in new fashion.
By the setting sun's blood-red color,
We sense You with fond attachment.
At the game of hues, a passing cosmic fest,
One and all, we concede You are the best.

Secretly, with the universal psyche,
Day and night, You go on working.
In rhythm and melody, and in lyrics sweet,
With enticement of love, You move on, dancing.
Through worldly illusion with fascinating swings,
By Your liila, spellbound are the living beings.

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Friday, December 13, 2019

King of Kings



(1448)  Ogo rajar raja

Oh King of Kings,
Come to my home...
You're the light of hope;
I survive due to Thee.

Oh I'm the darkness 'fore Your lamp;
The dust of Your path.
A single drop of Your ocean,
Myself I'm forgetting.
Your molecule's atom I am;
I dance around Thee.

On moonlit night, I'm a chukor;[1]
In just Your thought I am absorbed.
Please come near and still more near;
Let heart be replete.

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Thursday, December 12, 2019

Calling me



(1447)  Phagun kena kende cale jay

Spring, why does it go out crying?
It just keeps calling me,
And I cannot bear it...
On unfamiliar wind from a land exotic,
Weeping, weeping, calling me,
From far shore of hundred seas.

So many days, they come and leave...
Alas, Lord, there's no end to that calling.
Sitting all alone, I consider inwardly:
In what manner do I make it cease?

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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

His parting blessing



(1446)  Ankhite chilo je vari

In eyes had been that water,
At the time when He left.
Bathed in tears the garland
He placed around my neck.

I have seen His eye-water;
Its drift I did not perceive.
I grasped not what the trust had been,
Intrinsic to His loving me.
Silently, He did leave;
Silence tells the story.

About Him anytime I recollect,
It matters He is out of body.
He did not forget me;
Him I too did not forget.
It would be to speak untruly
If said I have lost His memory.

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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Cold comfort or tough love?



(1445)  Jale bhara ankhi

Eyes full of water,
And yet you seem a fair-eyed maiden.
Please say why you bound not your tresses...
Half are fallen down, half are unblossomed,
Under the moonlight, a clump of loti on the ground.

Which Unknown Traveler had come?
He captured your heart.
He'd conquered heart and gone off;
He went away and never did return.

Now I hear that Traveler has come again;
Avoiding you He keeps His distance.
In your presence He comes not; He has not the courage;
After all, you did not forget love.

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Monday, December 9, 2019

Sentient jealousy



(1444)  Alor dhara gale ghense bale gelo amay

The lightstream by my cheek is because You left me;
To where do You drift away, leave, leave, leave?
Planet, star, and nebula, they all gaze at Thee;
Why don't You look at them... tell me please:
At whom do You peer, peer, peer?

River, hill, and woodlands each,
To be seen they want only from Thee.
To them not having paid heed,
Whose song do You sing, sing, sing?

In this flower-filled month of spring,
There is one who's waiting, desolate and lonely.
Which is that good person, in whose direction
Rather than love's wicker-tray,[1] You get filled up...
Take, take, take me please.

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Sunday, December 8, 2019

I am She, and She is me



(1443)  Apsara eseche

A divine nymph has arrived;
Toward the flower she does fly,
Fly, fly, fly.
Psyche she knows how to recognize;
Having seen mind full of love, she does hie,
Hie, hie, hie.

Flowers had wanted her from age to age.
To take as their own, with nectar they'd craved;
Now their every hope, realized it was made.
Nymph divine, with eyes open, she does gaze,
Gaze, gaze, gaze.

All hope had lain hidden inside human psyche.
Prayer and desire were at core of heart residing;
With every private thought, love was outpouring.
Nymph divine, with devotion, she does sing,
Sing, sing, sing.

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Saturday, December 7, 2019

His wondrous expression



(1442)  Amar e phulavane

In this, my plantation,
Who are You that came? You made flowers blossom.
On the withered branch, a bud You awakened;
You imbued with color, beauty, and aroma.

The rosebush had borne aught but thorns;
There'd been no slew of hues, no store of forms.
Amid her thorns, comely contours You did pour,
On this very break of day, on this same dawn.

The champak tree had lost its sweetness;
Bumblebees weren't gathered to make heard the words of love.
That tree You did decorate, You brought out its floral glamor;
Speaking in whispers, behind a veil of tales You hid.

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Friday, December 6, 2019

Mesmerized



(1441)  Tomar carandhvanir ashe

Hoping for sound of Your footsteps,
I am waiting, my ear to the ground.
On Your pleasant fragrance,
With its heady power, I've been overwhelmed.

Your honeyed smile upon me,
It breaks the dam of swollen emotion.
With Your rhythm and Your song am I...
I've been filled, right up to the brim.

Drawn by Your magic flute's melody,
Mind races to the cosmic pavilion.
Inwardly, I think only:
To love, defeat I've conceded.

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

You send me out, You bring me home



(1439)  Prabhu amar priya amar, tomar tarei amar jiivan

Lord of mine, Love of mine,
Just for You is my life.
In hope of You I persevere;
My dream is only to get Thee.

On the stream of Your compassion,
I move, drifting with rhythm and song.
In the universe, just You exist;
Fulfilled is all resolution.

By Your wish, I am here;
I've forgot shame, hate, and fear.
At heart's core, please come near,
Oh my refuge everlasting.

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Tuesday, December 3, 2019

In spring



(1438)  Vasante phulavane ke ele

In spring, Who arrived in the flower garden?
With colored sweetness and a scented elegance,
In new mode the earth You dressed and embellished.

You cast afar wintry inertia,
Letting fall heaven's nectar-stream in profusion.
Setting mind adrift, free like a bird,
You summoned the unlimited infinite.

You don't arrive to demand anything;
You are coming to provide Your everything.
To bring Your loved one very close,
So You filled dejected heart with hope.

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Monday, December 2, 2019

Come, my Lord



(1437)  Barer veshe eso tumi

Oh You please come in the garb of a groom
Into my house, adorned with blooms.
Please arrive, a sweet smile with,
On rosy mouth, on rosy lips.

I am hearing that You know the sport divine
And, with that sport, also pride.
At every second, in every pore,
You abide, full of and amid love.

What You want, only that You perform;
Eyes gently smiling You hold forth.
Each and every instant, the heart You fill
With nectar's essence at a lovers' tryst.

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Sunday, December 1, 2019

Final thoughts



(1436)  Jiivaner madakatay

Inside life's intoxicating property,
I have found just You, my Dear.
Now in extreme distress, in hopelessness,
Let me think of You only.

In the dawn's crimson color,
I've achieved with novelty's attraction.
Now, as I'm going, leaving with detachment,
Please stay with my every pollen.
In rainstorm and stream of tears,
When gloomy, kindly brighten psyche.

Dwell in the gladness of those who succeed;
Stay in the pain of those who meet defeat.
Those who survive me, safeguard them in bliss;
And even on their death apply sweetness.

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Saturday, November 30, 2019

My humble welcome



(1435)  Na bale na kaye

Uninvited, unannounced,
Why came You this way?
I decorated not my house,
Enkindling reception's flame.

In mind there was much yearning
To proclaim welcome to Thee;
All apparatus being empty,
You came disregarding.
You have come lovingly;
You came and brightened psyche.

To Thee in royal splendor
I shall declare my welcome;
With camphor lamps, resin, and flowers,
I will decorate with deference.
You've floated upon psychic mirror;
Heart and mind You had filled.

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Friday, November 29, 2019

Call me Don Quixote



(1434)  Asibe baliya gele

You left saying You will come;
But You've forgotten me, I have realized.
In salt-water of the eyes,
I have kept in check my emotion.

Smiles in a sky of flawless blue
A dreamy digit of the moon,[1]
While in my mind arises
Your unrelenting liila.
Yet still Your path I have kept watching;
Roused am I with songs aplenty.

Jasmine fragrance is adrift
On a sweet and gentle wind;
The warmth of life derides
Each impassioned breath of mine.
Yet still I did not cede defeat;
I've gone on, moments ever counting.

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Thursday, November 28, 2019

Because You came...



(1433)  Chande tale ele

With rhythm and beat You came;
Pleasing nectar You gave away.
Humanity's dense brightness,
In a well, dark and deep, You ignited.

That which was in a dream crimson,
To life did it get awakened.
Nebula that was remote,
You pulled and brought it close.

That which was the moon of distant place,
Heart's nectar It became.
With sweetness of affection,
You made a flower bloom in the wilderness.

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Wednesday, November 27, 2019

He gives of Himself...



(1432)  Ainjan enke dao ankhira pare

You trace stibnite upon eyes.
Air and sky, filled with loveliness sublime,
They would look on Thee with hearty sincerity.

In the vast blue heavens and at poles North to South,
Upon leaf and blossom, and on ivy and small creepers…
You have remained strewn, and You are full of implication;
For me to fathom now, You do allow.

In a flower's nectar, on the moon at a distance,
In a planet and a star, on the surface of a nebula…
With one and all celestial bodies, in both light and darkness,
You have gone and become mingled in a stream of beauty.

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Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Come quietly



(1431)  Eso niirava carane

On silent feet please do come;
Your seat has been spread, my Love,
In solitude at heart's core.

With flowers, mind I've kept adorned
Through many ages with much labor.
Musing on Your glory, nectar I have plastered
In color after color.

No hatred, fear, or shame is mine;
You alone are my Ideal, gist of my desire.
Constantly for Your kindness I am begging
When I'm living and while dying.

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Monday, November 25, 2019

Sadly waiting



(1430)  Ainjan enke cokhe cahiya nirnimese

Kohl traced on my eyes, vigilant unblinking,
I am seated by the path, waiting for Thee.
Your word You broke; having said You will come, You came not...
After lavishing a tender smile, You went far away.

Coming to the fore again, You hid Yourself behind a screen;
After capturing my heart, why did You play a game?
Offering assurance You withdrew; and all love You did take...
What's the reason, with false hope, You did make me weep?

It is night's final hours... dried up has the string of flowers;
On thread of blossoms, fragment of the garland has fallen.
Over yon, dawn breaks on eastern sky; and I stay watching...
Maybe with the new sun, a glance You will cast back.

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Sunday, November 24, 2019

Divine Honeybee



(1429)  Phulparage anurage

With floral pollen and affection,
Who did come... which celestial nymph?
With song after song, the flower buds'
Slumber-illusion You shattered.

On this moonlit night, privately,
For the sake of swaying psyche,
Humming into every ear,
You conferred nectar's stream.

Taking stock of familiar or strange,
None of that You entertain...
Small or big, minuscule or great,
Everyone You did wake.

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Saturday, November 23, 2019

Wedding night



(1428)  Tandra bhuliya gechi

Slumber I have forgotten,
Oh Sleepless One, my Dearest.
In moonlight have I discovered
Love of You, beyond comparison.

Jasmine fragrance is adrift upon a humid wind;
The river dances with delight on this frenzied night.
Haltingly a peacock's call goes forth,
The gloom of mind, having cast off.

Arisen with the crickets is a star of distant heavens;
Hawk cuckoo is lost, rapt in rhythm and song.
Choosing husband is the intuition,
Suspense like an ocean.

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Friday, November 22, 2019

At the prom



(1427)  Tomar nrtye sabe nece cale

Everybody dances to Your musical steps,
Anyone who is traveling.
Having thought of You, I lose myself
In Your rhythm and beat.

No matter how compelling any worldly vibration,
Your conception always it enacts.
Around You it does make rotation,
At all times, good and bad.

With anklets of light dance the planets and stars,
Dance the atoms, dance the nebulas.
Filled with love for You, their self gets lost
Every minute, every second.

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Thursday, November 21, 2019

The story of a lifetime



(1426)  Tandra jarima chilo ankhipate

On eyelids was drowsiness-fatigue;
Earth was drenched with rain falling.
You had come, light in the darkness,
To cram satisfaction into ineffectual existence.

Even now I can't forget the story of that day;
In my life's history, nothing does compare.
At an easy pace You came, then went far aside;
You left memory's line behind on that honeyed night.

How many ages have gone by, I have forgotten;
I have not retained all the springs and autumns.
In my mind is just that one and same story:
I had gained You in my company exclusively.

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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Life-reviving



(1425)  Jadi ese gele priya ei avelay

As You paid a visit at this late hour,[1]
So stay some moments in my tiny house.
From the travel, weary You've become,
Your cheeks flushed by the sun.

Now, with red hue of the rose, You've been seized;
Embellished, You've arrived in a paradise of spring.
Please come closer still, be seated inside psyche;
Having made it replete, full of love, my Dear.

With the grand stellar assembly over world presiding,
To those alive the age-old King brought lustrous beauty.
Lovingly please do come with fresh lyrical melodies
Into this wretched, rhythm-lacking shanty.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Take me away



(1424)  Ke go ajana apsara

Oh, a certain unknown nymph divine,
You came on wing into my life.
My brimming heart is swaying
To that sweet song of You only.

In Your ideation I have got absorbed;
All but such thought I have ignored.
Mind's bud, opening its petals...
Who knows why it pours out nectar.

Every hope has got fulfilled...
All love and affection.
All despair's got washed away
With river's pull to some lonesome place.

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Monday, November 18, 2019

It isn't much, but...



(1423)  Tomar amar bhalabasa

The friendship of Yours and mine–
One of us knows it; the other knows not.
Small to Great with love is tied–
One of us admits that; the other does not.

The garland is built with string of tiny flowers–
Dispensed and empty is love's wicker basket.[1]
Upon a small water-drop, the mighty sun–
Brightly it rises; but one of us sees that not.

A puny atom, the power it may possess–
Its innate intellect, that can never comprehend.
In a meager blossom, what honey does ripple–
In that alone is stored all mystic endeavor.

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Sunday, November 17, 2019

Rose petal



(1422)  Ayata ankhi jale chalachala

Wide eyes moist with tears,
For Whose sake is your devotion?
You move dancing to a stately beat,[1]
Remembering some place familiar.

He Who'd come with daybreak's sun
Had hidden with the Vesper...[2]
His words of love and His legend,
Maybe you could not forget.

The petal who had reveled in the honey
Had kept her mouth on Rose's body...
Her long night and her story,
It won't be forgot, that too I heed.

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Saturday, November 16, 2019

Assuager of sorrow



(1421)  Amar sakal duhkher majhe

Amid all my sufferings,
You arrived, stealing my grief...
Silent eyes, silent footsteps,
Honeyed smile, honeyed visage.

In a troubled state, I'd been calling;
Only toward You I'd been gazing.
Arms upraised, I had spoken:
"I would take Your shelter."

Opened are my eyes, so I notice:
With light gone and heavens dimmed,
Only Your song ever singing,
I had been holding Your feet.

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Friday, November 15, 2019

My one desire



(1420)  Ami tomay bhalabesechi, sare jete dobo na

With You I have been in love;
I will not let You move off.
Your love is what I have wanted,
Not that of any other.

Oh You are my Venus at twilight;
Lo, You are my Morning Star[1] at end of night.
With You I am alive, and with You I will survive;
You alone are the best sadhana.

Oh You are my crimson dawn's floral laughter;
Lo, You are my autumn eve's jasmine flower.[2]
In Your orbit, Your sweet magic, I am awake
And awake I will remain;
You alone are heart's desire.

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Thursday, November 14, 2019

He comes and goes but never leaves



(1419)  O se madhurata makha shyamaray

Oh that sweetness-coated Mister Krsna,
He has come and gone at heart's core;
But from Him I cannot withdraw.

His smile so sweet–
It sheds pearls in heaps and heaps.
On seeing that, my eyes float in tears;
I cannot ignore Him.

Having heard His magic flute,
Effusive heart became aloof.
Where did all my gloom fade away to?
On all four sides the light is flashing.

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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

In His presence



(1418)  Adideva pashupati nao mama pranati

Shiva, first among the gods, please accept my prostration,
My obeisance to Hara, Hara Mahadeva.[1]
From mountain peak You have come on stream of ambrosia,
With every hardship's balm.

The snow-crowned mount, it obeys Your command;
The wealth of Kuvera[2] holds none of Your grandeur,
One with a naked body silver, oh Sadashiva.

My joy and my sorrow, You keep track of them best;
At no time whatsoever there is nothing You don't notice...
Oh Shiva, Lord of Lords, any prayer is meaningless.

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Our bright companion



(1417)  Tomar mamatva tomar mahattva

Your affection, Your nobility...
In the three worlds all are gladdened.
With a speck of Your unearned mercy
Every person gets complete satisfaction.

Throughout time, those who live come and leave;
They arrive and depart by dint of Your compassion.
For all eternity, everybody You accompany
With full sincerity, at the side of everyone.

Forever the Beloved You will go on being;
Every sorrow You will keep demolishing.
You will scatter luster for all eternity,
With boundless implication, resonance that's sweet.

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Monday, November 11, 2019

It's not working



(1416)  Katha diye kena nahi ele

Having given word, why did You never appear?
You did not appear.
Mid the night, evening malati is going sere;
Fruitlessly, why did You deceive me?

Sacred art I apply on door and house, and on street;
On the lampstand of my heart, I kindle the light of ghee.
To somber life's gladdened tears
Why did You pay no heed?

Maybe such cosmic game is just to cherish and hold dear,
Or maybe You can't comprehend psyche's agony;
But with me, this Your sport, You make it deceitfully.

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