Poetry items

  • Ecstasy’s Skies – Sri Aurobindo

    Ecstasy’s Skies – Sri Aurobindo

    A marvellous sun looked down from ecstasy’s skies On worlds of deathless bliss, perfection’s home, Magical unfoldings of the Eternal’s smile Capturing his secret heart-beats of delight. God’s everlasting day surrounded her, Domains appeared of sempiternal light Invading all Nature with the Absolute’s joy. Her body quivered with eternity’s touch, Her soul stood close to […]

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  • The Morning-Glories – Basho

    The Morning-Glories – Basho

    I am one Who eats his breakfast, Gazing at the morning-glories – Basho

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  • Confused by Thoughts

    Confused by Thoughts

    ” Confused by thoughts, we experience duality in life. Unencumbered by ideas, the enlightened see the one Reality.” – Hui – Neng

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  • VOYAGE – Chidananda Burke

    VOYAGE – Chidananda Burke

    In open casket dark and gleaming richly draped in mourning velvet, I turn into the setting sun, my final journey now begun. So calmly swift this polished boat, so calm and bright the golden sea; and just ahead, the bright horizon; and just beyond, the splendor free. Forgotten all those clumsy dreams rising up in […]

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  • I Think a While of Love – Henry D. Thoreau

    I Think a While of Love – Henry D. Thoreau

    I think a while of Love, and while I think, Love is to me a world, Sole meat and sweetest drink, And close connecting link Tween heaven and earth.

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  • Your song

    Your song

    Your song caresses the depths of loneliness, high mountain bird                                  – Matsuo Basho Photo: Unmesh.

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  • Our Birth is but a Sleep and a Forgetting

    Our Birth is but a Sleep and a Forgetting

    Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting: The Soul that rises with us, our life’s Star, Hath had elsewhere its setting, And cometh from afar: Not in entire forgetfulness, And not in utter nakedness, But trailing clouds of glory do we come From God, who is our home: Heaven lies about us in […]

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  • The Divine Image – William Blake

    The Divine Image – William Blake

    To Mercy, Pity, Peace, and Love All pray in their distress; And to these virtues of delight Return their thankfulness.

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  • The Light of the Sun

    The Light of the Sun

    The light of the sun, the moon, and the stars shines bright: The melody of love swells forth, and the rhythm of love’s detachment beats the time. Day and night, the chorus of music fills the heavens; and Kabîr says: “My Beloved One gleams like the lightning flash in the sky.” – Kabir

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  • I am Sitting on a Mountain

    I am Sitting on a Mountain

    I am sitting on a mountain. I am casting shadows into the sky. I did not invite it but the sun has come And is now playing tag with my feet. I am whispering to clouds today, “Watch out for my shoulders,” For I wish no harm To all my soft friends. Where do you […]

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