Friday, October 22, 2021

What I offer

(2061)  Ganer bhela bhasiye dilum

I cast adrift a raft of song,
Directed at the sea of music.
Near to You it would travel,
By Your heart's enticement.

Neglecting differences of self and other
Is the song's own litter;
That same crib, to the cosmic cradle
I affixed it, intermingled.

Hey Beloved mine, fit for worship,
At all times to be remembered,
Grant the way of Your effulgence
To this gift of wretchedness.

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Thursday, October 21, 2021

Outside or in?

(2060)  Tumi priiti dhele dile kon vane

On which arbor did You bestow love,
A floral grove or a mental one?
Awakening, flower-buds have blossomed;
To beat after beat they dance, oblivious.

Full of Your honey are their petals;
They have chosen You as partner.
Heart's longing and cordial affection
They're diffusing every second.

As to pollen of the mind, when You did come,
It is kissing psychic sky at Your touch.
Amid the infinite, it has gotten scattered,
Like wind-chime notes of great import.

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Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Make my life complete

(2059)  Tumi andhar ghare mor ogo priya

Oh You, my Darling, in a gloomy house,
A lantern please do kindle.
In the dark, a chair is spread out;
Spying it, kindly be seated.

For Your sake, eyes full of rapt eagerness
Are on watch throughout many ages.
Having satisfied their entire ambition,
With smiling face, please look on.

In Your proximity, there is no little-or-big;
From craving-and-gaining, there's not any anguish.
Of You going wholly missing, I don't have a phobia;
So You please varnish with sweetness.

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Tuesday, October 19, 2021

What's real

(2058)  Jani nako tomay ami

Yourself I don't discern,
But You discern me.
You are veiled by Liila's curtain;
Like the daylight, I am clear.

In Your Liila with its light and shade,
You are in spate...
I go on praying for Your grace;
I want to know reality.

Those who be within Thee,
Accepting You, they have been in ecstasy...
Your firmament and Your wind,
Embodied by love's splendid beams.

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Monday, October 18, 2021

Does it even matter why?

(2057)  Ami bhuli tomare

Yourself I forget,
But You do not forget me.
Your earth, Your effulgence,
They have given me a place to dwell.

From which dawn-time of Creation
Have You furnished me a residence?
Upon Your lap, blue-green and tender,
Now, today, I found myself.

Hey Ruler of All Things, the Supreme Shelter,
Is a purpose known for Your acquaintance?
Both am I Yours, and You are mine;
In the world, this fact is the essence.

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Sunday, October 17, 2021

Don't be stubborn

(2056)  Tomake peyeo pai na kena

Even after finding You, why don't I achieve?
Please arrive inside the mind
That You reside in all my deeds.

I survive only for Your sake;
In Your work alone I have remained.
Bearing Your wreath of songs,
In their thought I've been absorbed.
Do come close and still more close,
The language of heart You know!
Please show grace; give up the Liila,
Just as though You be not incomprehensible.

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Saturday, October 16, 2021

We call too early when not ready

(2055)  Tumi ele prabhu ei abelay

At this late hour, Lord, You came...
All the day, Yourself I've invited,
Opening the gate in vain.

My invitation, did You not manage to hear it;
Maybe though hearing it, You did not listen.
Anyway, with tired lap,[1] You fell into slumber...
Arriving in darkness, the reply You gave.

Perhaps my hope, it was inordinate;
For getting You, there was no merit.
I have been calling You, on mercy reliant;
Out of compassion, You came and then went away.

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Friday, October 15, 2021

What's Your love all about?

(2054)  Tumi kata liila jano, kache je thake tare dure thelo

How much love-play do You know!
He who remains near, him You shove remote;
And he who fancies separation, him You pull close.

Upon sky, by dint of clouds, the moonlight You hide;
And on earth, with meteors the Dark Lord You invite.
With muddy water the sweet lotus You do coat;
And into a downcast heart You bring a glow of hope.

Having seen the sport, to see the Sportsman is my wish;
But why is the game's manner that I don't attain Him?
Amid cooing of the birds in a lonesome grove,
I stroll about searching; for what reason, You know.

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Mired in a quandary

(2053)  E pather shes kothay

Where is this path's end?
There is neither start nor finish.
From whence came it unto where it wends,
In what place is the conclusion?

Who is that Pioneer Who has stayed concealed;
So much do I seek, but Himself He does not reveal.
I know He is not far-distant, I know He is near;
For what reason does He prefer not to give in?

What He wishes, in plain talk He states not;
What makes Him appear, that too He proclaims not.
Under science or philosophy, He comes not.
Yet understanding with my intellect is requisite;
So, in absence of His mercy, there is no expedient.

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Wednesday, October 13, 2021

No reason for concern

(2052)  Karo nako kona abhiman

Take not any umbrage;
He will return.
On dark night, missing a moon,
Time and again He comes anew.

The ripe leaf gets shed at winter's onset;
In the spring it returns, tender and red.
Rays of the sun shroud a cloud's darkness;
Finding its light afresh, away the cloud moves.

Nobody is trifling, and that includes thee;
God's light to everybody you also receive.
Retain Him in psyche, engrave Him on memory;
He is with one and all, even when obscure.

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Tuesday, October 12, 2021

If I could only tie myself to You

(2051)  Eso mor ghare, eso ghare mor

Arrive at my dwelling;
To my house please come.
Night and day I think about You only;
In Your ideation I am absorbed.

No great learning or intellect have I;
No accretion of virtue is piled.
I simply love, I merely drift in thought;
Ever thinking, night becomes the dawn.

That fondness mine, it had been a reddish leaf;
It gained acquaintance as a leaf full-green.
That leaf, my Dear, with Your own hand do touch;
Having fastened it, please provide the thread of love.

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Monday, October 11, 2021

He lights up cosmic darkness

(2050)  Jyotsna tithite bakula viithite

On this moonlit lunar day, on a bakul-lane,
Scattered are Whose specks of love?
Who is He, the Artist that's embodied
Sweetness made from His thoughts.

What I never imagined, I see it also come to pass;
But what I think of frequently, that does not happen.
Such a cosmic game known, such a web woven...
A delightful fragrance, pregnant with purpose!

The Formless God, beyond voice-and-mind's reach,
The whole of Creation He has remained filling.
And He has let be strewn on gloom via light-beams
Splendor like a jeweled necklace for the enormous.

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Sunday, October 10, 2021

Long as I can talk with Him

(2049)  Ekla base base vatayana pashe

Seated, seated by the window, feeling helpless,
I've been thinking only about Him.
Who's that Stranger, He Who loves in excess?
He veils my pain with sweetness.

In my idle hours when I'm lonesome,
I behold His love stained with crimson.
And also amid work is only His communion
When I contemplate His message.

He does not ignore me, even when I forget Him
Mid a twanging of viina-strings, only His.
In a hundred streams runs my existence,
A charming loquaciousness having awakened.

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Saturday, October 9, 2021

No good reason to stay here

(2048)  Phire calo jai calo

Please go back, come on, let's go,
Return to your proper dwelling...
Vain is the reckoning of wanting and getting.
Who is the One behind, inviting where,
For Whose sake we gaze to the rear?

I have come, work to perform;
Delay is borne no more.
Sun is setting, it gets dark;
Beckoning, Who calls me?

Labor has no end; I find no end of path also.
Yet I've gone out to goad; I've been enrolled
To escort homeward those who must be steered.

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Friday, October 8, 2021

Is there another option?

(2047)  Jadi bhalabaso na

When You don't love,
Why do You summon?
Having traced kohl upon eyes,[1]
In rain-clouds why do You hide?

About Your liila this have I fathomed;
In both light and shadow I've gone and frolicked.
As I've loved, so I've shed tears;
Love's pollen, why do You smear?

Howbeit, You can't be forgotten,
When one finds the Stone of Philosophers.
Transmuted into gold will I just be;
Tugged by Your name's tow, myself do keep.

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Thursday, October 7, 2021

A book that is open

(2046)  Tumi eso amar ghare, kata jug dhare

You please come to my dwelling.
For ages so many,
With tears am I overflowing
To receive You gladly.

My all is in Your knowledge;
Nothing is hidden, there's no prohibition.
On a boundless sky, wings spreading open,
Due to You alone mind goes soaring.

I've no fear of public shame or disrepute;
Counting Thee as my own, I am loving You.
You are boundless, limitless in beauty and in virtue;
Having seen and mulled over, this I am understanding.

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Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Where mercy meets divinity

(2045)  Amar sakal asha bharasa tumi

You are my entire hope and sanctuary;
Toward You exclusively I've been racing.
You exist; and in consequence I am here;
On Your song only I have been in a frenzy.

At the root of all my thoughts,
Underneath the sea that can't be fathomed,
In cadence sways just Your presence;
That same "You" having sought, I've achieved.

Over snowcapped peak of a mountain,
With imposing-new, blue firmament,
Having suffused and surrounded everyone,
You do exist, and that I have conceived.

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Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Between us

(2044)  Tumi eso mor nilaye

You please come unto my dwelling;
Holding out a lamp for Thee,
I keep counting time expectantly.

Twixt You and me the acquaintance,
I know not how ancient it is.
I won't fathom that even when the age changes,
Or by way of any third party.

Close-knit, this relationship;
But in language it's not getting spoken.
In science and philosophy I don't discover
At any time these tidings.

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Monday, October 4, 2021

The curse of loving Him

(2043)  Kena danriye acho shir nata rekhecho

Why are you standing erect, but head you've kept bent?
Tell me who is He that burdens you with distress,
Who, after hearing you, has then given sadness,
Who did not understand you, that person hardhearted!

The two eyes have gone hidden by a tress;
A tender bud, at core, plundered has she fallen.
This your same affliction, this your lament,
How can it be cast away, kindly do tell.

As I surmise Who is your Dear, pay heed to my words:
That Heartless One, through tears all people He secures
By His strings of love, past imagination, never understood.

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Sunday, October 3, 2021

You are my eternal love

(2042)  Hemante ei madhu mayate

In the season of prewinter, in this honeyed sorcery,
On a still and quiet night, Who are You that arrived?
You furnished no particulars, no word did You speak;
But a light You did lavish upon my dark night.

To call my own there had been nobody,
No one who was mopping tears of grief.
Silently, with both hands, eyes dry You made;
Right away You induced forgetting of pain.

Oh Who You are, Beloved One, till now I don't know it;
But psyche does not yearn to learn specifics.
I know just a little bit: You're with me I realize;
From past to future, beyond time, You will abide.

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Saturday, October 2, 2021

Writing history

(2041)  Din cale jay kal bahe jay

Time flows onward, days go away;
Their reckoning who saves?
Against a backdrop without end or beginning,
Kindly say, who will create the history?

Round about You are my exits and arrivals;
Both in laughter and in tears lies my affection.
But I don't recognize You, toward Whom once again
I goad the ship of my existence.

Anything that I may do is erudition's vanity;
Yet, seated alone in mind own, I still conceive.
Nothing belongs to me; Yours is everything;
Having attained Thee, that is serenity.

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Friday, October 1, 2021

Spring arrives, and I cry

(2040)  Tomara manera katha

Your innermost thoughts,
Reports made of dream,
Please say to everyone
On the earth, in every ear.
But whatever You may tell, Love,
This fact, do take stock of it:
It will go on staying strung
In many songs, nary a limit.

On spring's advent the night weeps,
Her binding hopes, notwithstanding...
For the sake of mind's hearing
On an endless quest of Thee.

You please come time after time;
A namaskar will I provide...
In hundred lives, a hundred times,
Having forgot all pride.

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Thursday, September 30, 2021

You are my everything

(2039)  Tumi cao ni kichu niye niyecho sab

You wanted nothing, but You've taken all;
I offered nothing, but I find I've given all.
Having ignited light in my dark heart,
You've granted me such realization!

Your light shines in moon and stars,
Inside the nebula of sensory perception.
You exist, and thus I also live,
Full of adoration at this grand celebration.

With Your name dances the entire world;
By Your song what a vibration is brought!
You wanted naught, but everyone has given all;
You are the wine of survival, my Love.

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Wednesday, September 29, 2021

You are mercy

(2038)  Eso amar hrdaye eso

Come, please come into my heart;
For You in a room that's dark
I do cry... bringing light please come.

For this darkness You alone are light;
Pitch black are my earth and sky.
On this gloomy night, dark as charcoal
In my soul, dropping gold, You smile.

Inside cavity of ebon is light's grandeur;
Mid a molecule there awakens radiance.
All anguish, all lamentation
Having rid, You rise on the firmament of mind.

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Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Only human am I

(2037)  Amar manomajhe eso

Inside my mind please arrive,
Like You had come in olden times.
Though I don't see, You're close I know;
Do advise, by which song shall I invoke?

You are present in both moon and star;
You are in the light's downpour;
Noticed and unnoticed You exist
To revive the one who slumbers.

You are in the magic mirror;
You are in the ringlet ebon.
You are in love's jeweled necklace
To entice the one who falters.

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Monday, September 27, 2021

You are all I need

(2036)  Ek phali cand shudhu akashe

Upon firmament, just one moon-slice...
With only that Earth is deluged by light.
Full moon are You, and in form full kindly arrive;
With moonlight imbue my psychic sky.

As Consciousness Supreme, You are light's ocean;
By You each and every drop is brightened.
Ignoring You does not succeed;
A cloud comes and leaves.

Everyone longs for Thee, knowing-or-unknowingly;
Through string of love, everybody gets You near.
You exist, so I exist
On emission of Your ambrosia.[1]

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Sunday, September 26, 2021

Now that You've appeared

(2035)  Path bhule jadi

When the path having forgot,
You arrived at my place,
Then even if You do not want,
You will have to stay.

No lamp was lit, no garland threaded;
On Your altar I laid not a tray of flowers.
Only the mind had wanted, it had cherished;
Thus mayhap You came to be gracious.

Never more will I let You leave;
On my heart, a fastened latch will I keep.
In smiles and tears, gladness and sadness, and in grief,
Mad will I stay, Yourself always to see.

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Saturday, September 25, 2021

You drive me crazy

(2034)  Bhalabesecho more jinecho

You have loved and won me over;
Yourself You've bequeathed.
Sin You demolish, good You consider;
In virtue and beauty, I've distinguished Thee.

Seeking You, to holy site I did not go;
To get You, I did not make any oath.
My mind I have given, Your Mind I've received;
In the world I exist with a mind that's frenzied.

Your story, speech can never chronicle;
What lacks start or finish, where is the middle?
Here You'd been, and here You be;
Forever You will go on staying.

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Friday, September 24, 2021

Why clandestine?

(2033)  Maner majhe kon se kaje

With what action inside mind
Are You here, do tell.
Not one thought can I hide;
Oh what is this torment!

Fathoming Your liila is a burden;
Like the sea, it is deep and limitless.
When I go to gauge it, I lose myself;
Consciousness is set adrift.

In case embrace You do not give,
State what You want, Game-Master.
Your wish is also my wish;
That too, don't You know it?

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Thursday, September 23, 2021

Your two-way street

(2032)  Tumi jakhan ele ghum bhaunge ni

When You came, my slumber broke not;
Why did You retire?
What words You had said, I heard not;
But I know that You had smiled.

Still now on that path, on the way You had arrived,
With colored flowers blossoming, You reside...
In the beauty of hues, in the liquor of perfume,
You gave and left behind.

Still now on that path, on the way You have left,
There's not any liveliness or even beguiling dress...
On the strings of heart's lute, in hurt lyrics and tune,
I scrub with the water of eyes.

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Wednesday, September 22, 2021

What is life in Your absence?

(2031)  Madhur madhu pranera bandhu

Honeyed sweetness, You are my darling dear;
Why are You remote, won't You speak...
Do tell me, tell me please.
On a refreshing wind, in a smiling firmament,
Oh how much I rove about, seeking!

My capability, however little it may be,
In trade, it all dances with grace and melody.
At heart of each molecule, You I'd be holding;
Yet for what reason don't You yield?

In Your absence my birth is fruitless,
Motionless, like a fish out of water.
A mountain minus its snow-bracelet,
What is this... is it not Your deceit!

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Tuesday, September 21, 2021

To myself I reply

(2030)  Amar kajal ankhir pare

My stibnite upon eyes,
Your shadow falls alike.
In which place, in which way, I reside,
It's as if You may not retire.

Your molecule, I am tiny;
And impurities are there.
But despite that, You, the Cosmic Repertory,
You've remained jam-packed in my psyche.

Eyes are opened by the morning sunbeams;
Love gets poured out unto Thee.
I rise on Your every beat,
Time having kept in order to please Thee.

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It seems You've come for everyone...

(2029)  Katha diye kena ele na

Word having given, why did You not arrive?
Seated in expectation of Your arrival,
Ages aplenty, they've gone floating by;
How many nights... I don't even know that.

I hear You are present within psyche;
To inner secrets You are listening.
Inside my mind, do You not reside?

Yesternight has disappeared;
Arrived has the crimson morning.
Yet this night of mine, why is it not excised?

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Monday, September 20, 2021

I just don't get that

(2028)  Ei phagune kar manovane

On this advent of spring, at whose bower of psyche,
Stealthily, oh Mind-Thief, a flower You plucked.
You then went away, taking bloom with its honey;
But the stalk You left behind, hey Callous One.

I ruminate about only Your message;
But You go on making sport, not a word You utter.
In the pulse You bring is talkativeness,
And in that is my mental chukor;[1] absorbed.

Since time out of mind You are my companion
Upon the endless path, the thread of Your love.
You having wiped my tears, it keeps me tied up;
Thus, by Your ideation I've been stunned.

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Sunday, September 19, 2021

Forever in Your debt

(2027)  Tumi acho amio achi

You exist, and I too exist;
In these three worlds there is no one else.
Only You have fetched, also You have kept;
Your grace I gain in life and in death.

Only Your touch I obtain neath the daybreak's light;
Through lotus and water lily wakens only Your delight.
Inside a desert You bring bounty green and succulent,
Like a pleasant dream, coated with sweetness.

On vast blue sky You caper with a flower's fragrance;
Unbodied in psychic niche, You drift akin to a dim hint.
Like a sedate lightning Your splendid beauty grins
For cosmic mind, both without and within.

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Saturday, September 18, 2021

Perception and relativity

(2026)  Amar asa amar jaoya

My coming and my going
Is Your pleasure's whimsy, Dear.
Life and death, my receiving of it,
That's not worthy of Your notice.

The span of a day is long for me;
For You ten million years is scanty.
Boundless and very deep is the great sea,
But it's not even a dewdrop for Thee.

I arrive on Your current of effulgence;
I am floating, tugged by Your attraction.
Riding on Your loving stream,
Though I exist, no I is there.

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Friday, September 17, 2021

My love goes on

(2025)  Arati karite kata dekechi tomay

Many a time I've called to Thee for making greeting.
You did not arrive, Dear; do tell the reason.
Oh please say why, do tell the reason.
Arranging a welcome-tray, I have cried;
But the tears from my eyes You failed to see.

With morning flowers I have kept a garland strung,
Heart poured out in twilight's blood-red colors.
So many songs I've sung for You to hear;
But audition did not happen.

For Your listening nothing more will I speak;
Your mind does not wish my love to receive.
In a quiet psychic niche, always I'll keep tracing
A memory of Thee resplendent.

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Thursday, September 16, 2021

The sun also rises

(2024)  Amake balechilo se

To me He had said:
"In what respect should you fret;
I am here, so do not cry."
Myself He had told:
"The golden light will arrive;
It will rid all ebony;
Mind my words, and don't forget."

A line of stars in the heavens
Say they also are not helpless.
By moon's smile will get erased
Their pain and distress.

In the scorching heat of summer,
If flames be unbearable,
A southern breeze will carry
Honeyed implication.

From anybody's pinching words,
If at heart be felt a hurt,
The tune of hawk-cuckoo, essence of ambrosia,
Will remove all torment.

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Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Somehow I aspire

(2023)  Eta duhkha diye amare

So much sorrow given me,
Your mind did it please?
Ever do I swim in tears,
My heart being squeezed.

A Trove of Grace, people say;
So why is mine another fate?
Every day a load of pain
I go out bearing for whose sake?

Kindly do You hover over everybody;
Myself only You don't see.
Even so, I'm with hope night to morning;
Could it be a mote of mercy I received?

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Sunday, September 12, 2021

Surely Your word must be good

(2022)  Asbe bale giyechile cale

Saying You will come You'd vanished;
The time of Your advent did not happen.
When nigh, You had cherished;
You had said You won't forget.

Countless trees and creepers, planets and stars,
They are flooded by Your love!
Why was I set far apart;
In memory why did You not store?

Like me, how many are erased,
Anguished and sprawling in the dust?
Your mind, does their pain not penetrate;
Please say, what sort of mind is thus?

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Saturday, September 11, 2021

My logic fails, so I abstain

(2021)  Tumi kakhan kii bhave

Hey You, when and to what mind-state,
Oh my Darling, You allow embrace?
Who knows the answer, who can say!
To logic, that's unlikely, even though
He Who Grants Liberation does so time and again.

On dry ground does the lotus ever blossom?
Mentally do bumblebees sing any song?
And yet if You but want it, clouds dense and dark,
They quickly rain, and ambrosia drops.

By Your desire is our attainment;
At our wish never be it gained.
This same thirst-and-acquisition, it's been going on
For ages beyond ages in myriad fashions.

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Friday, September 10, 2021

I will reflect Your light

(2020)  Esechi tomar icchamata calite

I have come to move at Your desire;
My life's vow: While alive and when I die,
To brighten with Your light.

From its dawning is my sun's decline;
Hey Master, You have given insufficient time.
Please be kind; let the load be re-assigned...
I go on making the sunshine abide, abide.

Wealth and respect I don't crave, nor celebrity;
Please just grant me a resolute faith in Thee.
Let it be that in Your work I achieve the acme,
By the strength of Your blessing only.

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Thursday, September 9, 2021

Sometimes I feel abused

(2019)  Tu bhalabasis shudhu shune thaki

I keep hearing that You only love;
Why then do I see elsewise in practice?
I won't say it; those words I'll endorse no more.
I won't ignore, I won't ignore, I'll ignore no longer.

There are garlands strung, and there are floral clusters.
In my pockets are mahuwa; my basket is filled.
But I won't give to You, I won't give, I will give no longer.

Yonder the sun rises, came a dawn of many hues;
You are Whom I choose; if not to You where do I move?
When You are near, this mind of mine gambols;
Round You would be orbiting my world.

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Wednesday, September 8, 2021

No cause for worry

(2018)  Tumi andhar ghare jvalo alo

You spark light inside a dark dwelling;
Those afflicted, You hold dear.
With two hands away You wipe
Sin's ebony from affected bodies.

Except for You no second doer is there;
So in Your direction everybody peers!
We are with You all the time...
And You pour love eternally.

Never and nowhere is anyone solitary
When Your Varábhaya[1] perseveres.
The mountain peak goes on with head declined...
A dyed flambeau shines on me.

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Tuesday, September 7, 2021

It seems You are amused

(2017)  Ese hese kena cale jao balo

Why leave, having smiled after arriving, please tell me;
Don't You even look at them–
Those who hold You dear?

On earth You've scattered lustrous beauty;
Particles of sweetness You have filled up to the brim.
Through hints and winks You've gone on calling;
What for the deceptive tricks, please do speak!

You don't want to grant embrace; why then come and leave?
Having come again with light, why be tucked away in darkness?
One moment You make laugh; the next one, You make weep...
What is this lively game, please do speak!

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Monday, September 6, 2021

Don't limit the search

(2016)  Tomake khunjechilum

Yourself had I pursued
In laughter, joy, and liveliness.
But I had neglected
That also amid sorrow You get detected.

You are in the nectar of a bloom;
You are in the moonlight's moon.
You are in the petal's sweet perfume,
And You are in a cyclone's threat.

You are in nirvana's luster;
You are in a lifetime's thrills.
Upon Earth and in Heaven You've endured,
And You are in a bolt-of-lightning's fiery vexation.

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Sunday, September 5, 2021

Absent You I'm destitute

(2015)  Aloker jatrapathe

Upon light's journey,
Day and night please stay with me.
Master, I'm alone and helpless;
Two arms extending, I beseech Your mercy.

In happiness, please enter my dwelling;
Full of love, I will appease.
In my sorrow also, stay not far away;
My humble fare, it is for Your sake.
A lamp in my dark home, kindly ignite.

With You afar, in worldliness I get lost;
With You surrounding, myself I discover.
I laugh and cry, I sing Your songs;
In thoughts of You I stay absorbed.
To You I proffer a thousand prostrations.

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Saturday, September 4, 2021

Both love and grief only last so long...

(2014)  Bhalo besechile, kena balo

You had held dear;
Why, do tell please...
When to me You did not yield;
When You weren't moved by my tears.

I have kept bedecked my home,
And I've ignored both friend and foe.
Crying I've been struck by sorrow,
But the night did vanish.

Finally the flower molted;
Tears mingled with the wind.
Grief adrift on firmament,
It was defeated.

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Friday, September 3, 2021

You set me free

(2013)  Aji path bhule tumi ke ele

Losing Your way today, oh Who came
Amid the mind, giving a shake?
You cast away both fear and shame.

Why did You come without a hint,
To be prepared did not permit?
I failed to keep a lantern lit;
But You brought light to darkness.

Lest You say that You have cherished,
Why then have You stayed afar?
And why have You kept me apart...
Does anybody call that fondness?

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Thursday, September 2, 2021

Why did You go away?

(2012)  Ami tomay bhalo besechilum, mor pane phire cao ni

I had cherished Thee,
But You looked not at me afresh.
Mistakes I'd made deliberately,
But still today that love I did not forget.

Oh why had You entered my psyche?
Fathoming the agony, mind You'd commandeered.
After flooding my whole being,
You departed far away and never reappeared.

Inside of my petals, any honey that had been,
It dwelt within Your lively contemplation.
You withdrew, and in drops nectar got shed;
Ever since I found that not returning.

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