Sunday, November 28, 2010

Remembrance of Love






Years didn't let my remembrance falter
I still dream the knot we didn't tie
And I still stand at the sunny altar
Cuz I never heard you say goodbye

Be it nonchalant noon on the dot,
Or naughty night creeping by,
Damned distance has since moved a lot,
Dainty time's been too slow to try.

Only if I were a feather of thought,
To you I'd instantly fly;
Alas of earth 'n' water I'm wrought,
Just heavy tears I can cry,

whose army rolls down in a trot
to my heart right from my eye;
which sun tramples dry to salt
to roast my heart, Oh my!

Its beat could stop, Come fast, ajar;
With every hope I stand by
Come fast, come, be that crowbar
that my body from soul can pry

Who cares if that's the end of I
because that would be a fair goodbye


Credit: God, Guru Arjan, Shakespeare, Arvinder Kaur

Magic of Your Love (In the making!)

Myself I could not write a line
I became a poet in your love
Myself I could not walk a mile
Now I fly the skies as a dove


Credit: God

Thursday, November 25, 2010

A Thanksgiving Prayer



How should I find the boat
That sails the sea of life
How should I find the star
That shows the path thats right

I've got the gift of life
But deeds are far from good
I've got the gift of heart
but true love has withstood

I've got the gift of tongue
but it doesnt sing of You
In thought, speech and deed
I haven't remembered You

You gave me my daily bread
And all provisions to grow
You gave me a mind to learn
all there is to know.

Despite your gifts, Oh Father,
True wisdom fails to sprout
Like a pig I fill my hunger
My mind remains in drought

My Lord, to you, I pray
All is at your behest
So on this Thanksgiving day
Fulfill another request

Take me on that boat
That sails me across
And be my guiding star
So I am never lost


Credit:
God, Guru Tegh Bahadur

Friday, November 19, 2010

Freedom

Your image, painful and fragile,
I could not feel in a fog.
"Lord!" - I said by mistake,
and couldn't believe what I got

Your name like a big bird
flew out of my chest in a rage
Leaving a swirl in the front
And in the back an empty cage


Credit:
God, Osip Mandelstam

Osip Mandelstam's original verses in Russian:

Образ твой, мучительный и зыбкий,
Я не мог в тумане осязать.
"Господи!" - сказал я по ошибке,
Сам того не думая сказать.

Божье имя, как большая птица,
Вылетало из моей груди.
Впереди густой туман клубится,
И пустая клетка позади.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

An Infectious Smile



Believe me, He was
listening all night long
cuz early in the morn
He whispered my song

Which gave me the smile
I had long foregone
Breezed my mind cool
when the sun was strong

Seeing my smile, He must've
smiled all day long
Cuz I saw red roses
smiling late in dawn

Time was forgone,
He was singing for so long
No longer can I tell,
if it was His or my song

Through this vision of His
a true love must've born
Cuz the scent of His memories
my eyes still adorn

And Now and forever,
to Him I belong
And harmonious ecstasy
to our love bond

Thanks for my smile,
thanks for my song
No ...
Thanks for your smile,
thanks for your song



Credit: God

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Walk Alone - Rabindranath Tagore


If no one answers your call
make a stride and walk alone
When you see everyone closed
Open your mind and speak alone.

If they turn away and desert
and the wild path obstacles exerts
trample thorns no matter the hurt
and alone on the blood-stained track traverse.

If no one holds up the light
and a fierce storm shakes the night,
with thunder pain's flame ignite
your heart, alone, and let it burn bright

Credits
God, Rabindranath Tagore

Ваш Святилище - (Your Sanctuary In Russian)

Мой друг,знаешь ли ты место на этой Земле,
где нет печали, лишь - мир и счастье.

Мой спутник, не спрашивай об этом у других,
я нашел это место.

Когда я пришел в этот храм,
Цепи, сковавшие меня, были разорваны.

Здесь поются песни истины,
здесь рады каждому гостю


Credits: God, Guru Arjan Dev, Sergey Lenkov, Konstantin Dimidov