The mysterious Presence

The mysterious Presence

The sovereign Queen of my dreams, the ever-present Sun in my sky,
That majestic figure, that frame housing the all-mighty Power,
That silvery laughter, that soul-stirring smile,
The caressing hand, those soothing words,
The love-locked look in a mystic hour,
Those marvellous treasures of swift exchange of deep secrets,
All the jewels and flowers, bewitching thousand memories,
Are buried forever in the bosom of Time, the Curator
How can I describe in words, the unbelievable tale of wonder,
The brilliant passage of Someone who embodied the highest heavens?
The invisible Sun came out of the hidden depths of Splendour,
Crossed the life of Earth for a brief stupendous moment
And left its Radiance in the heart of each bud and flower
Nothing will be ever the same, each little spark of Fire
Embedded in the clay of this earth, will grow into a lovely star
I was rotting in a prison. The walls melted in her Presence.
This ugly, blind, violent world disappeared at Her magic touch.
Death who stalks his unwary prey from the moment of birth
Lost his hypnotic terror, his frig htful grip over my nerves.
Now, all around me crowds of faces, limbs and bodies move
In an unending flow as in a ravishing sacred procession
Of numberless ever-changing shadow images of Someone Supreme.
The buttercup of the fields, the swallow, the royal oak tree,
The cow, thelion, man, woman and child, all speak to me
Of a mysterious marvellous Someone who is so intimate,
Yet so far, inaccessible, unfathomable, an enigmatic Person
Who holds you pressed in her loving embrace forever.
How could one love all these people who will disappear tomorrow!
Nobody is born, no one dies, each one is a dream-figure,
A glimpse, a lightning portrait, a mask of the ever-veiled Stranger.
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Niranjan Guha Roy

Prayer to the Mother Divine

Prayer to the Mother Divine

Sweet Mother, be my guide day and night.
Take me by the hand across the jungle of desires,
Animal instincts which are trying to eat me up whole.
Give me a crystal mind which sees clearly
What will take me to the Divine in the shortest time.
Give me the courage to pursue the cunning inner enemies
To their hidden lairs deep in the subconscient regions.
May I be ruthless towards the insincere advisers
Who disguised as friends only want to murder my soul.
Break open the unwilling door which hides the Divine,
Flood me with your purifying Force and luminous delight.
Everyone, everything pass away down the Ganges of life,
Only the eternal Wonder, the supreme Reality, Thyself in person
Remain constant, ever present in the dizzy flux of time.

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