Friday, 30 January 2015

CRACKLING PYRE


Shining through the  branches  


The rays of the setting sun!  


A dogs howls


The pandit chants


The evangelists pray


All in vain!



The funeral pyre crackles! 



AWAY IN A MANGER

The night is silent


The star is bright


The wise-men come by


No Mistletoe, no reindeer


No  decorated trees !


Away in a manger!



The little Savior is born! 




MARY OF MAGDALA

Oh lady at His feet


Washing his divine earthly feet


What  is it,  that drew you?  


What is it that made you realize!


What made you change


Your carnal earthly ways! 


Is it his Eternal  love!


Is it the fear of eternal damnation!


Or is it his unconditional forgiveness!


Weeping and repenting


Washing away your sins


Oh! Penitent Mary of Magdala !


Help us mend our ways! 




SELF MADE PRISON



Thoughts enshrine


Feelings entwine


Fear freezes


 Pleasure enchains


Hared and desire burn away


Caught up in my “ self”  made  prison



Life fades away ! 



LIVE ON



The funeral pyre burns


The sun sets!


A generous heart


Kind speech


A  helping hand



Now live on as just memories! 




WHISPER IN MY EAR


The moon shines brightly




The sky is warm and clear



Arm in arm, embracing softly



As the breeze plays with your hair



Tell me my dear !




What did you whisper in my ear ? 



ROTTING BELOW


Assemblage of flesh and bones



Once rocking and raving



Chasing and craving



Seeking pleasure



Flaming desire



Marked now by a stone



The rest rots below !   



TODAY AT SCHOOL


Today at school


Sarfraz and I


Playing hide and seek


And then ...


A Big bang!


My brain splatters!


splinters of  flying bone!


My young blood fatally flows !



But why........?



TAO


Empty is the  way 


Effortless and blissful!


Empty it is;  all the way!


The  Origin of everything!


And  also, the final demise!


Pervading and Being


 Everything; that has been, is,  and will be


Shining brilliantly as  emmanscent light 


The  Subtlest of the subtle


The ultimate essence/non-essence



Oh! The ineffable Tao! 

INSULTED AND HUMILIATED


Insulted and humiliated!


The wars wages on


The worlds are clashing


And soon, all of this will come to an end!


You were wronged ! And you responded rightly


But is there no end to it my dear?


How much blood will quench man’s anger


How much punishment, will be punishment enough ?


The thirst for Justice; shall bring no peace! 


But still,  forgiveness can!


The one who is  hurt


Cannot transcend his mind


But the one  who has  lets go,  can! 


The heretic says !


I forgive !  



Now go ahead!  Behead me my friend



ORIGINAL SIN


The Darkness cleared


Harsh sunlight filled the sky


The hills wept


The plains mourned


Animals and birds wailed


A new day in Eden


Alas!


Man has fallen for the fruit!   



BOUGAINVILLEA ON THE FENCE

Bougainvillea on the fence


Reaching out in diffidence !


scorched by the heat of the sun and gust


Coated  by the grayness of  the dust


 Neither wilting nor withering!


Waiting for the missing rain!


A  troubled life lived  by the road !


Blossoms of  orange, white, and purple!



Smiling stoically even in senescence! 


CONNECTION


The beetles crawl; the bees hum


The rose sways in the breeze!


In the sky above; the hazy clouds gently move


In the ocean below; little fishes swarm


The Big  fishes follow!


Deep in the jungle; a lion roars


Herds of deer, flee in fear!


Lonesome in a city


A man mulls by the window


In a faraway land


A mother mourns the death of her child


The heretic says!


Beyond these words ; there is a connection



This is the truth my friend !



ENDLESS CHATTER

The sky is endless



The stars are many



Lost in thoughts



Of self and suffering



The mind chatters on !


TIMELESS REFLECTION


Glowing dimly, in shades of crimson and gold



The cold  western sky!



Holding hands in the distance 



The outlines of the hills!



As dusk  descends into to beautiful evening 



Crouched down by the little pond



Staring at my own  reflection



The illusion of time flees!




CUP OF ILLUSION


The ocean of truth is limitless


Its secrets! Never to be known!  


Clinging to  ones own cup of illusions


Claiming exclusivity and superiority


In  taste, truth and reality ! 


The heretic says!



You Fool! How much can a cup of words hold!