Monday, June 17, 2019

Spring has come...



(1367)  Amramukule kimshukaphule

In mango bud and guelder rose
You are wearing cheery clothes.
The woodland laughs with blooms of spring,
And now with modesty the psychic realm is smiling.

Dropping are the compound leaves of hog-plum trees;[1]
Abounding is the fragrance of gooseberry.
Along with the golden light on golden peak of mountain,
A golden crown sits atop the magnolia flower.

Over the rose-apple blossom with its bitter nectar,
The bumblebees are humming from all the four directions.
With a scent of licorice upon their hair-bun clasp,
Young women have forgotten household tasks.
With moonlit dreams and southern winds,
A brazen moon keeps calling them.

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One song, one love



(1366)  Jyotsna rate niilodadhisrote

With the moonlit night on streaming blue ocean,
On a beach of golden sand
I will speak to You in song after song, my Beloved.
On a gentle wind, outspread are the petals
Of a sweet flower with my musical recital.

Rehearsed by me is only one melody;
With that melody, the heart is replete.
With its rhythm, in celestial bliss,
At Eden is a new vibration.

On my one-stringed lute is just one tune;
With all my love it is suffused.
With all my pollen and a blossoming devotion,
Into every ear I will sing a hymn.

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Sunday, June 16, 2019

Why so?



(1365)  Sabar maner manane rayecho

You have dwelt in every mind's cogitation;
Why then do You want to stay hidden?
Yours is so much fragrance, so immaculate...
Why look on from afar, notwithstanding that?

For those who have nobody, You belong to them;
And You have infused virtue inside of the meritless.
Being transcendent, by attribute You are unchecked;
But remaining unseen, why do You choose that?

A shelter to everyone, You are without refuge;
And knowing everybody, their pain You remove.
Remaining above all, even then, what's the reason
You dab honey through connection, unit and collective?

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Saturday, June 15, 2019

Warranty



(1364)  Andhar sagar par haye ele, aloker tumi pratibhu

You arrived from across the gloomy sea;
Of light You are the guarantee.
You removed each bit of darkness;
On this earth for benefit, You are the Master.

Doing great austerities age after age,
Saints and sages, You they could not embrace.
But in an instant, with touch of a little grace,
Into the heart of all, oh Lord, You came.

When light appears, then dark will vanish;
When life comes, then death will perish.
In this divine game, the universe is cradled;
There can never be an end to it.

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Friday, June 14, 2019

My all



(1363)  Brhat tumi ksudra ami

You are great, I am tiny;
Toward You dancing I proceed.
You're the wave, I'm dust of street;
Your refuge I beseech.

Since time out of mind between us is a link,
With love oft smeared on unit and Supreme.
Without me, You once were and You can be;
Without You, I am nothing.

Without You, I'll not manage to think anything;
You're my polestar, my sadhana is You only.
Grant devotion, grant deep longing,
That I sing hymns to Your glory.

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Thursday, June 13, 2019

Let us conclude this game



(1362)  Manera raja mane eso

Ruler of mind, enter my psyche...
On the mental flower of embellished tree,
Mid heart's core, do smile please.

I ask for nothing in Your presence;
To confer my fealty is all I wish.
Please arrive on silent footsteps...
Do not keep Your distance, not one bit.

To no avail, many births have passed;
Such sweetness has floated off, Peerless One.
This time let it be the last...
Do be seated on mind's lotus.

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Wrapped up in Him



(1361)  Tanimar madhurimate

With subtlety's sweetness,
You blanket the whole universe,
Stimulating passion's outburst.

Days come and days go in colorful fascination,
With the dulcet notes of cooing peacock's invitation.
Mind grows forgetful of itself
Inebriated by Your ideation.

Those days that have been lost,
They are also Your foot-dust.
With Yourself they are mingled,
From eternity's perspective.

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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

No escape



(1360)  Madhur tomar parasher tare

For Your touch so sweet,
Day and night my eyes do weep.
In mind's bower in heap after heap,
Your story's told by the black-bee.[1]

Though I wish to forget, I cannot neglect Thee;
Unconsciously, constantly of You I sing.
Like the flowers of spring, like a gentle breeze,
Your sweetness keeps surrounding.

The clouds play a damru in the firmament;
Those who think of You will notice it.
With Your sky, with Your wind,
With Your sound, the world is filled.

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Monday, June 10, 2019

In love with You



(1359)  Tomay bhalo besechinu

Toward You I had first felt love
At some bygone and forgotten time.
With just its hue, its tune, its form,
In private I have imbued life.

Your luster I had noticed
With morning-sun's dawn crimson.
Your prowess I had understood
With scorching sun mid-heaven.
Now I am witnessing Your sweetness too
In company with evening-sun's complexion.

With cooling fall's jasmine of night,
With the flowers of springtime,
With the monsoon-screwpine, with the kadam pollen,
And with the mind-delighting song of birds...

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Sunday, June 9, 2019

Oh my Moon



(1358)  Madhurima makha nayane

With sweetness-coated eyes,
Why did You peer into the mind?
Full of munificent affection,
Into mouth You poured ambrosia.

What I've yearned for in my meditation,
That moon I have etched upon my spirit,
Presently, that same entity's very essence...
Come in person, You submitted.

Of this moon there is no wane-or-waxing;
It's completely full,[1] continually.
I find it in the thought-realm only,
With moonlight replete on gentle breeze.

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Total surrender



(1357)  Bhasiye dilum ganer bhela

A raft of lyrics I set adrift
Upon the waves of tuneful sea.
It sways to a seesaw rhythmic beat;
It will move on frisky music.

Grief's burden I set adrift,
Aiming to find memory of happiness.
I set adrift my everything,
Vanity on honey-stream.

Any savings that were mine,
The moonlit nights and mornings bright,
All, without reserve, I set adrift,
Wittingly unto the Infinite.

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Friday, June 7, 2019

Ultimately



(1356)  Ami tomay bhalobesechilum

I had been in love with Thee;
So why did You lose sight of me?
Consciously I had wanted suffering;
Both joy and sadness You relieved.

I had sunk down in the bottomless sea;
You sat astride the golden mountain peak.
I had been deluged with insults and indignities,
While You basked neath good fortune's solar beams.
How could You disregard my plight!

How many eons lives the love twixt You and me...
That is not known to the minstrels of history.
You are great, while I am very tiny;
So to my misery You paid no heed.

Whatever I may be, how am I not Yours only?
Whatever You may be, how are You not mine exclusively?
With the sweetness smiling o'er the course of time,
Still this topic sticks out with a zest for life.

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Thursday, June 6, 2019

Ocean of love



(1355)  Krpakanika ceyechilum

I had implored a jot of grace,
But You have rained mercy's spate.
I had begged a drop of ease in the sea of distress,
But You have brought a river of happiness.

In the bosom of eternity many beings come and leave;
Does anybody truly look back at them?
Big or small in the ocean of all microcosms,
You have gazed at everybody.

Oh Paramapurusa, Ocean of Love,
You've removed both test of gold and corruption.
With vital touch and a flow like ambrosia,
You have made Earth virtuous.

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Constant Lover



(1354)  Bhalabasiyacho amay

To me You are showing fondness...
Merit You did not examine; You sat not in judgment;
You've observed with undeserved compassion.

Moon casts its light upon each worthy or unworthy head;
In every liquid lingers camphor scent.
Southern wind caresses even the scaly anteater;
How can anyone not gaze in that direction?

I was thinking that no one is loving me...
Weeping I am coming, and weeping I will leave in anguish–
For me there is just misery;
On earth's bosom it is writ.
Today I understood: I am not alone or helpless.

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What do we truly know?



(1353)  Rupatiita prabhu rupe eso

Transcendent Lord, please come in form;
Grant embrace inside my heart.
You're the stone of philosophers, a quarry of thought
With a jeweled luster that diffuses love.

Throughout the ages, for You search all creatures;
In many forms, to find You at their core they yearn.
From birth to death, whatever is or not received,
The accurate intuition, it inheres to Thee.

I have gone and forgot when it was that I have loved;
Filling up my heart, I have sung Your song.
The little that I know, it's just that I am Yours only;
And You also are mine, oh my moon, nectar-exuding.

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Monday, June 3, 2019

Hardhearted One



(1352)  Bedaradii

Hardhearted One
To some distant place You go.
Sweetly having smiled and loved,
You look at me like I'm unknown.

My garland strung with songs lies vacant;
Love's wicker basket, it has stayed like that.
Lines of memory and the moonlight honeyed,
Trampling under feet, You do flee.

Dreams made bright with a tail-of-peacock's hues,
That constellation's rotation, it became a vacuum.
To the verdant grass, to the pollen in the blossom,
You sing like the long horn of Shiva.

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Sunday, June 2, 2019

In Whose image



(1351)  Aruna rage nava anurage

With colors crimson and with new affection,
What is this sweetness You have lavished?
Freshly bathed and dabbed with tiny beads of rain,
On daybreak-shapes lightly You have applied paint.

Through green leaves with picture streaked
And through the eyes of forest does so lovely...
Through the magic that You coated upon diverse drawings...
What is its similarity, what likeness have You preserved?

In the azure firmament with the rumble of dark clouds
And in the forest rustling, You aroused that sound...
That melody reproduced in silver founts...
To which songsmiths have You taught it?

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Saturday, June 1, 2019

Symmetry of love



(1350)  E samsare cai tomare

In this world I yearn for you
In rendezvous ever new...
With sweet hymns in grove of blooms,
Like honeybee my love exudes.

I don't ask to receive adulation,
Floral wreaths or approbation,
Elation of reputation...
I just want your love wholehearted.

Nothing else do I request;
Already you know my requirements...
You are virtue, action, and heartland,
The life of my life with essence of nectar.

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