Sunday, 20 February 2011

Voyage with God

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Winter wants to say goodbye...


The clouds have come back home...

Embarrassed in their muddy socks...

Rain drops paint the canvas dull gray...
A drenched pigeon sits outside the window...
Looking at itself in dismay...

Hollow red eyes filled with sorrow...

As we look towards the orange gray sky...

We find each other together even in our loneliness...

(Om Bhur Bhuvah Swaha

Tat Savitur Varenyam

Bhargo Devasya

Dheemahi

Dhiyo Yona

Prachodayat)

O God we meditate on your divine light

Bestow your blessings on us

So that our intellect maybe enlightened

So that we may rise higher and higher

To the highest consciousness

Enable us to meditate

To be successful in all affairs of life

And to realize God...

...

...

...


Winter wants to say good bye...

Through the pages of these books...

I travel across continents and countries...

Crossing great oceans and seas...

I feast upon the thoughts of great philosophers...

And relish the discoveries of geographers...

Now I am in the dense undergrowth of Africa...

Now, in the vast and lonely Antarctica...

Now atop the great Himalayas...

Now in the depths of Mariana Trench!

I ramble across the blue continent...

I dance to the tunes of folk songs

I sing the tales of forgotten people

I delve into the abysmal Amazon...

And slide upon the Niagara Falls!


(Loka Samasta Sukino Bhavantu

Om Shanti Shanti Shanti Om)

May all beings be happy and free

Om Peace Peace Peace Om
Like Gulliver I am set on my voyage...
My flight is inspired by love;

Only God is my companion...

Imagination feeds my thoughts...

And dreams intoxicate me...


Winter wants to say goodbye...

But I want to stay here all day long...

Even if winter abandons me... ....

Because,

I know

God is my companion...


(Asato Ma Sadgamaya

Tamso Ma Jyotirgamaya

Mrityor Ma Amritamgamaya

Om Shanti Shanti Shanti)

Lead me from the unreal to the real

Lead me from darkness to light

From Mortality to Immortal

Om Peace Peace Peace

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15 comments/suggestions:

Akshat said...

super

Ravi said...

Nice work. The way I feel the rhythm is like a premeditation phase, meditation (trying to meditate) and dissolution in random thoughts. Did you write to direct in this way or with a different theme?

Bidisha Chatterjee said...

great work anu.....i really loved the way u expressed the crux of ur thoughts by capturing them into those hindi meditative lines in between......i could feel eliot writing thru ur pen...is eliot ur muse?????

Neha said...

hey....nice ..em speechless.....your words painted the
canvas of ur imagination beautifully....and effortlessly.....wat a cascade of thots.....

sajeevkmenon said...

Nice post. We truly live our lives when we can distinguish the real from the unreal.

Rachit said...

spiritualism and art together makes this post a must read for the bloggers :)

PsycheBubbles said...

Nice post, and uve got some really amazing picture in here, are they urs? :)

SJP said...

Great photography!

Witty Jester said...

Amazingly simple and crisp!!!

mihirvatsa said...

It really was some soothing read! At 6.30 in the morning, no, I do not lie.

The fusion of Sanskrit into English and the alternation between both the verses, bilingual, made the poem a further interesting read.

Best regards.
Mihir

dollz dhankher said...

Just what i needed to read...Pune has recd. its first rainfall and it beautiful...i can't step out for my run and the next best thing to do is to read n meditate...and your verse brings one home...I wonder how beautiful is your mind to have captured the divine, brillaint!

Anukriti Sharma said...

@Dollz Dhankher
It is indeed a pleasure to have your comment on my blog... the fact that you liked my post delights me :) M glad that you came by my blog and commented on my post... your comment is truly inspiring...thanks for encouraging... Looking forward to read your new novel :)

தங்கவேல் மாணிக்கம் said...

amazing writing.....

ejc said...

these pictures that go with your text.. did you take these yourself? even if you only picked them out to accompany your writing, they are amazing photos. i look forward to following you. please follow in return. mine is only photos, but maybe one will inspire :)
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Anukriti Sharma said...

@ejc
Thank you very much :) these photographs have been clicked by me :)... thanks a lot :)