Monday, March 29, 2010

Which is important ?





"One day you will ask me which is more important? my life or yours? I will say mine and you will walk away not knowing that you are my life." -
-- Khalil Gibran


Farewell My Friend...




Farewell My Friend


It was beautiful as long as it lasted
The journey of my life.
I have no regrets whatsoever
save the pain I'll leave behind.
Those dear hearts who love and care...
And the strings pulling at the heart and soul...
The strong arms that held me up
When my own strength let me down.
At every turning of my life I came across good friends,
Friends who stood by me,
Even when the time raced me by.
Farewell, farewell my friends
I smile and bid you goodbye.
No, shed no tears for I need them not
All I need is your smile.
If you feel sad do think of me
for that's what I'll like when you live in the hearts
of those you love, remember then
you never die.

~ Rabindranath Tagore



When you are sorrowful
look into your heart
and you shall see that
you are weeping
for that which has been
your delight

~ Kahlil Gibran


Friday, March 26, 2010

Waiting ....



The song I came to sing

remains unsung to this day.
I have spent my days in stringing
and in unstringing my instrument.

The time has not come true,
the words have not been rightly set;
only there is the agony
of wishing in my heart…..

I have not seen his face,
nor have I listened to his voice;
only I have heard his gentle footsteps
from the road before my house…..

But the lamp has not been lit
and I cannot ask him into my house;
I live in the hope of meeting with him;
but this meeting is not yet.

-Rabindranath Tagore

The Evening was Lonely....





The Evening was Lonely.....

The evening was lonely for me, and I was reading a book till my
heart became dry, and it seemed to me that beauty was a thing fashioned by the traders in words. Tired I shut the book and snuffed the candle. In a moment the room was flooded with moonlight. Spirit of Beauty, how could you, whose radiance overbrims the sky, stand hidden behind a candle's tiny flame? How could a few vain words from a book rise like a mist, and veil her whose voice has hushed the heart of earth into ineffable calm?

- - Rabindranath Tagore





धुंधली नदी में ..









-धरम वीर भारती


Evening...







Evening Solace...


THE human heart has hidden treasures,
In secret kept, in silence sealed;
The thoughts, the hopes, the dreams, the pleasures,
Whose charms were broken if revealed.
And days may pass in gay confusion,
And nights in rosy riot fly,
While, lost in Fame's or Wealth's illusion,
The memory of the Past may die.

But, there are hours of lonely musing,
Such as in evening silence come,
When, soft as birds their pinions closing,
The heart's best feelings gather home.
Then in our souls there seems to languish
A tender grief that is not woe;
And thoughts that once wrung groans of anguish,
Now cause but some mild tears to flow.

And feelings, once as strong as passions,
Float softly back a faded dream;
Our own sharp griefs and wild sensations,
The tale of others' sufferings seem.
Oh ! when the heart is freshly bleeding,
How longs it for that time to be,
When, through the mist of years receding,
Its woes but live in reverie !

And it can dwell on moonlight glimmer,
On evening shade and loneliness;
And, while the sky grows dim and dimmer,
Feel no untold and strange distress
Only a deeper impulse given
By lonely hour and darkened room,
To solemn thoughts that soar to heaven,
Seeking a life and world to come.

- Charlotte Bronte

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Music..






SWING TO THE MUSIC

The music has a love beat
Swing to the music !

- Aldo Kraas


“Music is only love looking for words”- Lawrence Durrell


Music is what life sounds like.
~Eric Olson


Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
~Alphonse de Lamartine



Friday, March 19, 2010

Best Friend...







A BEST FRIEND



A best friend
is always there,
whether you need advice,
or a pep talk,
or even a shoulder to cry on.
A best friend
listens with her heart
and is always honest with you,
even though the truth
may not be
what you want to hear.
A best friend
knows all your secrets,
understands your fears
shares your dreams.
A best friend
never stops believing in you
even if you give up
on yourself.
you are
that kind of friend
to me.
And no matter what happens,
you always will be.
You are my best friend....
my forever friend.

- Renee Duvall

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Friday, March 12, 2010

Sunset..




Just beyond the sunset

Someone waits for me
Just beyond the sunset
Lies my destiny
-David Harris



I didn't ask it to be over, but then again, I never asked for it to begin, For that's the way it is with life, as some of the most beautiful days come completely by chance. But even the most beautiful days eventually have their sunsets.



Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.” - Henry Rollins




The setting sun, and music at the close, As the last taste of sweets, is sweetest last, Writ in Rememberance more than things long past. - William Shakespeare


Tuesday, March 9, 2010

The Gift..




If you would have it so,
I will end my singing.

If it sets your heart aflutter,
I will take away my eyes from your face.

If it suddenly startles you in your walk,
I will step aside and take another path.

If it confuses you in your flower-weaving,
I will shun your lonely garden.

If it makes the water wanton and wild,
I will not row my boat by your bank.

- Rabindra Nath Tagore


Monday, March 8, 2010

On Woman's Day !




Helen Keller has been a truly inspiring icon. Having lost sight and hearing ability at a very young age, Helen learned to grapple with life's small and big struggles. Her indomitable spirit saw her through her handicap. For Today I have a special collection of Helen Keller quotes, which are truly inspirational. Her words speak of the wisdom and strength that is the essence of her life.



  • On Optimism:
    When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.

  • On Knowledge:
    Knowledge is love and light and vision.

  • On Life:
    Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.

  • On Life:
    Life is an exciting business, and most exciting when it is lived for others.

  • On Dignity:
    Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world right in the eye.

  • On Hope:
    Once I knew only darkness and stillness. My life was without past or future. But a little word from the fingers of another fell into my hand that clutched at emptiness and my heart leaped to the rapture of living.

  • On Unity:
    Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.

  • On Hope:
    Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.

  • On Optimism:
    Be of good cheer. Do not think of today's failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow. You have set yourself a difficult task, but you will succeed if you persevere; and you will find a joy in overcoming obstacles.

  • On Security:
    Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.

  • On Self Pity:
    Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in the world.

  • On Love:
    The best and most beautiful thing in life cannot be seen, not touched, but are felt in the heart.

  • On Overcoming Problems:
    The marvelous richness of human experience would lose something of rewarding joy if there were no limitations to overcome. The hilltop hour would not be half so wonderful if there were no dark valleys to traverse.

  • On Vision:
    The most pathetic person in the world is someone who has sight but has no vision.

  • On Attitude:
    To keep our faces toward change, and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate, is strength undefeatable.

  • On Patience:
    Toleration is the greatest gift of mind; it requires the same effort of the brain that it takes to balance oneself on a bicycle.

  • On Happiness:
    True happiness... is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.

  • On Life:
    Believe, when you are most unhappy, that there is something for you to do in the world. So long as you can sweeten another's pain, life is not in vain.

  • On Ability:
    When we do the best we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.
  • On Self Pity:
    Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in the world.

  • On Love:
    The best and most beautiful thing in life cannot be seen, not touched, but are felt in the heart.

  • On Overcoming Problems:
    The marvelous richness of human experience would lose something of rewarding joy if there were no limitations to overcome. The hilltop hour would not be half so wonderful if there were no dark valleys to traverse.

  • On Vision:
    The most pathetic person in the world is someone who has sight but has no vision.

  • On Attitude:
    To keep our faces toward change, and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate, is strength undefeatable.

  • On Patience:
    Toleration is the greatest gift of mind; it requires the same effort of the brain that it takes to balance oneself on a bicycle.

  • On Happiness:
    True happiness... is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.

  • On Life:
    Believe, when you are most unhappy, that there is something for you to do in the world. So long as you can sweeten another's pain, life is not in vain.

  • On Ability:
    When we do the best we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Lincoln's letter....






Abraham Lincoln's letter to his son's teacher ....



He will have to learn, I know,

that all men are not just,
all men are not true.
But teach him also that

for every scoundrel there is a hero;
that for every selfish Politician,

there is a dedicated leader...
Teach him for every enemy there is a

friend,

Steer him away from envy,
if you can,
teach him the secret of
quiet laughter.

Let him learn early that

the bullies are the easiest to lick... Teach him, if you can,
the wonder of books...
But also give him quiet time
to ponder the eternal mystery of birds in the sky,
bees in the sun,
and the flowers on a green hillside.

In the school teach him

it is far honourable to fail
than to cheat...
Teach him to have faith
in his own ideas,
even if everyone tells him
they are wrong...
Teach him to be gentle
with gentle people,
and tough with the tough.

Try to give my son

the strength not to follow the crowd
when everyone is getting on the band wagon...
Teach him to listen to all men...
but teach him also to filter
all he hears on a screen of truth,
and take only the good
that comes through.

Teach him if you can,

how to laugh when he is sad...
Teach him there is no shame in tears,

Teach him to scoff at cynics
and to beware of too much sweetness...
Teach him to sell his brawn
and brain to the highest bidders
but never to put a price-tag
on his heart and soul.

Teach him to close his ears

to a howling mob
and to stand and fight
if he thinks he's right.
Treat him gently,
but do not cuddle him,
because only the test
of fire makes fine steel.

Let him have the courage

to be impatient...
let him have the patience to be brave.
Teach him always
to have sublime faith in himself,
because then he will have
sublime faith in mankind.

This is a big order,

but see what you can do...
He is such a fine fellow,
my son !



Friday, March 5, 2010

My Song...




This song of mine will wind its music around you,
my child, like the fond arms of love.

The song of mine will touch your forehead
like a kiss of blessing.


When you are alone it will sit by your side and
whisper in your ear, when you are in the crowd
it will fence you about with aloofness.


My song will be like a pair of wings to your dreams,
it will transport your heart to the verge of the unknown.


It will be like the faithful star overhead
when dark night is over your road.


My song will sit in the pupils of your eyes,
and will carry your sight into the heart of things.


And when my voice is silenced in death,
my song will speak in your living heart.

- Rabindra Nath Tagore


Beauty..





Beauty is truth's smile

when she beholds her own face in

a perfect mirror.

- Tagore





Beauty is in the ideal of perfect harmony
which is in the universal being;
truth the perfect comprehension of the universal mind.

- Tagore




Thursday, March 4, 2010

O Re Manwa...



रे मनवा तू तो बावरा है.....
तू ही जाने क्या सोचता है बावरे ........
क्यों दिखाए सपने सोते जागते ........



Tuesday, March 2, 2010

The woods are lovely, dark and deep...



The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep

- Robert Frost




गहन सघन मनमोहक वन तरु मुझको आज बुलाते हैं

किन्तु किये जो वादे मैंने याद मुझे वह आते हैं

अभी कहाँ आराम बदा यह मूक निमंत्रण छलना है

अरे अभी तो मीलों मुझको,मीलों मुझको चलना है

- Translated by Harivansh Rai Bachchan