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Poems from Mountain Path -
« on: January 20, 2018, 12:10:44 PM »
I am giving some poems from Mountain Path, fir

st from July Sep 2017 issue:

Purnamidam *

Geetha Ravichandran.

*Om Purnamadah Purnamidam / Purnat Purnamudachyate / Purnasya Purnamadaya/
Purnameva Vasishyate / Om Santih, santih, santih.   

When I told you that I thought
the beautiful Sanskrit mantra
actually talks of love,
you said it is chanted at the burning ghats
when water is sprinkled
and the bed of flaming logs
consume all dreams and desires.
May be love is just a crackle
that sends sparks flying
which singe as they settle.
It is the memory that breathes
in the ashes, that feels so real.
And specks of warmth
let the mind heal and rise
to a new wholeness.

***

Arunachala Siva.   

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Re: Poems from Mountain Path -
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2018, 12:27:35 PM »
The Arunachala, That is Me.

Manjula Haragopal

*

The divine in you, Arunachala, is the divine in me;
That towering light that you are Arunachala,
   I am the same, do you know?
The vibrant violet of your fragrance that encompasses all our souls, Arunachala,
sense it in my prayers that emanate always for you.
The immaculate indigo of your dhyana that pervades all the beings, Arunachala,
feel it in my thoughts that dance around you.
The balmy blue of your throat that protects this cosmos, Arunachala,
find it in my ecstatic tears that flow warmly for you.     
The glimmering green of your blessings, the life sap of the multitude, Arunachala,
witness it in my smile that glows specially for you.
The youthful yellow of your radiance, the elixir that is, Arunachala,
see it energizing my sinews with the rhythm set by you.
The opulent orange of your compassion, that permeates throughout, Arunachala,
feel it in my chant of your name, eager to entice you.
The resplendent red of your third eye, that soothes and scalds, Arunachala
feel it in my veins that ebb and flow with life, bestowed by you.
The white blaze of light that you are Arunachala,
see it in my eyes, as piety or with pity, as decided by you.
... and accept me Arunachala, for I am nothing but you.
You merged the vigor of colors Arunachala
in to the great white light that is you;
Unify all the colors in me into a tiny flame that becomes one with all the all pervading
  you, Arunachala Siva...

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Arunachala Siva.         

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Re: Poems from Mountain Path -
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2018, 10:34:39 AM »
A Question:

Rahul Lama

*

A question could contain immense power,
and shed light to deeper truths.

They are jewels,
found in the depths of a still mind.

The finer the question,
The sharper the search.
The simpler the question,
The humbler the response.

Of all the questions,
the Kohinoor of Question is,
"Who am I?"

The Guru plants this jewel in your crown,
then He cultivates its growth,
till you reap your freedom.

***

Arunachala Siva. 

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Re: Poems from Mountain Path -
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2018, 10:43:41 AM »
Summer Home

Neera Kashyap.

*

rain comes to the hills
after the city desert
just as I enter home:

light, irregular, drumming --
rain and heat boats flow as one.

here in solitude
Mind follows to sink in rest
in vistas of blue hills
then like a crouching cat... waits
to blot the hills with other thoughts

plump pink clouds nestle
in the blue rain washed ranges
I smile at the hues --
a girl rises from a sparse field
smiles at my pink umbrella.

A peach tree in a
luscious orchard never fruits
a forest fire flares  ---
a singed orchard and the peach
shocked into pale pink flowering.

***

Summer Home is based on the traditional Tanka structure of 5/7/5/7/7 syllables
per verse.

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Arunachala Siva.