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A Verse from Mountain Path Jayanti 2007:
« on: December 13, 2012, 10:17:33 AM »
I think this poem is worth sharing. This is from the Mountain Path issue mentioned above:

Learning To Say Goodbye:

The other day
I stole my laptop from myself.
I don't know why,
or why I had to wear the clothes and flesh
of some Tibetan, teenage dope-head,
as my own disguise.

Why did I do it?
Do I need this test
of my reactions
to this kind of stress?

Why, when I found the broken lock
and empty desk,
was I so calm,
when other times would have me
wail and beat my breast?

Was it because I knew
the hand that carried out this crime
was just as truly as mine
as this, which guides the pen
that writes these words,
or that, which grabs my arm,
and whines, 'baksheesh',
which makes this other hand a fist,
to threaten this intruder
that has barged into its bliss?

My much beloved, expensive tool  is gone,
and though I miss its music
and the satsanghs I would hear each day,
its pages of my poetry, its games,
and photos of my family and friends,
I do not think that anything is gone

I cannot live without,
and anything that matters
can be found somewhere
inside my mind, if need is there.
And thus I carry on,

waiting to see the consequences and why,
I should have removed this precious toy from I.

Yet still I must confess
to feeling vexed and insecure,
not knowing when I'll come back next to steal more.

     -Kevan Myers


Arunachala Siva.
 
   
   

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Re: A Verse from Mountain Path Jayanti 2007:
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2012, 04:13:46 PM »
Another poem  by Kevan Myers:

COMPASSION:

Grunting upwards, lazy legs,
unused to mountain paths,
weighed double by my bag,
and short of grasping breath,
I step aside, to let aside the faster feet
of this Tibetan girl go past.

But she, instead, stops by my side,
and smiling takes in hand
one handle from by bag
and slows her stride to match my pace.

And so we walk up hand by hand,
with me, inadequate to speak,
the thanks I feel, but most of all,
the joy that there can be
in this humility
that puts me in my place,
confronted by this sister from the human race.

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Re: A Verse from Mountain Path Jayanti 2007:
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2012, 04:21:05 PM »
Another Poem by Kevan Myers:

Where the Eye May lie:

Fool, I am; unsafe
and loud, when faced
by loveliness, whose shine
creates these shadows,
which appear to be
the x-rays of the horrid side of me.

If it were possible, I'd hide
behind a mask,
which has no holes for eyes,
because it's so much safer
when there  is no one to see.

But here outside, I laugh
at these dramatic thoughts that wed
these visions
of an overactive head.

For all the time
the me, that chose these roles
is seen, by I,
who merely moves about
so deeply touched by all it finds
that no words need come out.

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Re: A Verse from Mountain Path Jayanti 2007:
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2012, 01:27:33 PM »
This is the fourth song and last  of Kevan Myers in Jayanti issue of 2007 of Mountain Path:

A Question of Identity:

I guess I love to rave about
my spiritual affairs,
but still I have to ask myself,
'Who cares?'

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Re: A Verse from Mountain Path Jayanti 2007:
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2012, 04:46:49 PM »
This poem is from Deepam, 2011, Mountain Path:

Dip your heart
in the Golden Question
and the ocean of knowing
will yield its nectar.

What has always been you
will disrobe, will unveil
itself so you may marry
your beauty, your singular
Truth, so you may become
that one Love that has waited
lifetimes, that has never,
ever abandoned you.

Fall into me, lay down the past,
let your mind be freed of its shackles
so you may shine as that light
-O Illumined One -
your very birthright
for eternity !

(Ana Ram Callan) 

 

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Re: A Verse from Mountain Path Jayanti 2007:
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2013, 04:17:15 PM »

This Poem is from Mountain Path, Jayanti issue 2013.


SURRENDER.

The golden glow of Holy Mountain
folds all children into her ample arms,
dried petals and leaves
of our imagined stories all stored
in her boundless bounty, each tender
feeling, each supposed loss, each
bittersweet sensation drop into
the one priceless pearl, leaving
only beauty and the blinding
light of Truth; that we belong
and always have to He Who
Abides in the Heart of All
Beings, our saving grace,
our brilliant star, the moon
that cools the raging fire,
luring us towards surrender,
relieving us until we are
seduced into the lap
of pure and untouched love.

(The above poem is by Ana Callan Ramana).

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Re: A Verse from Mountain Path Jayanti 2007:
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2013, 04:23:25 PM »

This is from Mountain Path, Aradhana, 2013 issue:

WHO?

Time has become the mountain,
Steady, unmoving, wise
And the world a kaleidoscope of image,
A constant flow of light
And the body, what is that
But habitual sensation,
A kernel of contraction
Rising up and crying
Like a child.
Yet diving into this dream of me,
There is nothing to be found
Only a ground up corpse
So distant, it is a pin point
Of dust.
Then who am I really?
If not this wad of thought
That cannot touch the silence?
I am that mountain no mountain,
That flood of dazzling light.
I am the heart that resides
In the One True Heart --
Pure and timeless Love.

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(This is by Ana Callan Ramana).

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Re: A Verse from Mountain Path Jayanti 2007:
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2013, 01:52:32 PM »

This is from Jayanti issue of Mountain Path, 2012, by Ana Callan Ramana:

I Came for Your Sake:

Collarbone broken as He tried
to save a squirrel from a dog,

body frail and waning as He
trailed uphill behind two men

to Skandasramam. He came
to admire the stonemason's

quiet work, saying,
when He arrived.
'Your prayers dragged
me here.' And as I

read of such humble
tender love, the tears

could not be quenched
for He who was God
of Gods and oh such
lover of men.

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Re: A Verse from Mountain Path Jayanti 2007:
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2013, 02:09:38 PM »
How beautiful poem! And such a sweet last lines,describing so beautifuly our Bhagavan.
Thank You so much,dear Sri Subramanian sir!

With love and prayers,

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Re: A Verse from Mountain Path Jayanti 2007:
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2014, 05:34:19 PM »
The following verse is from Mountain Path, Oct-Dec, 2014:

Nightwatch:

 Gurudev,
heart's light and timeless treasure,
a flood of beauty in the night's ancient desert
  accept these fragile offerings:
this boundless dome, a crown of inner stars,
this constant, tender fire of adoration,
the circling, unansewerable prayer,
 this wandering, homeless joy:

  accept this sleepless wish:
for the unbroken Name in every round temple,
for grateful heart song never ceasing to flow,
for quiet love at every step prevailing,
and the bright dark flame of knowledge to consume,
 now and forever,
all that is not simply, infinitely You,
  Gurudev.

_Upahaar.

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Re: A Verse from Mountain Path Jayanti 2007:
« Reply #10 on: October 05, 2014, 02:18:13 PM »
This verse is from Mountain Path, Oct.- Dec. 2014.

The Circumambulation:

We started off late in the evening
Just as the night was preparing to sing.
The sun had completed its daily stint
Of visiting the Hill, the path, and the temple precinct.

The feet touched the earth below
In fond remembrance,  not long ago,
Across this path, the holy place
Where saints and seers had felt His Grace.

The walk went on, without any light
Save the moonless starry night,
The cool breeze too walked with us
As we made our way without a fuss.

The silhouette of the Hill in the background
Changing shapes, kept us spellbound.
Encouraging us at every turn
Our tiring steps and aching feet.

We finished the circle before dawn
Refreshed mind, tiredness gone.
We went back to sleep, thoughts emptied
Wide awake within, filled with peace.

--- Ashok

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Re: A Verse from Mountain Path Jayanti 2007:
« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2015, 03:40:47 PM »
This is from Mountain Path, July - Sept. 2014:

AT YOUR FEET:

As your Feet, Ramana,,
My work at your Feet,
But the work is not mine.
And where are your Feet?
Where everything begins.
Where you and I meet.

Your work, then at your Feet;
But where are your Feet?
Listen to your Self
Your own heart beat.

The work well done , and the work ill done'
The work that saves and the work that kills
The work undone (I can't pay the bill)
I will place all there if I can find out where

Ramana, I will cast all my cares;
But where are your Feet?
In the cave of the heart
Where everything starts'

Ramana,
Where are your Feet?
Where 'I' repeats
Where the word retreats
Listen to your Self       
Your own heart beat.

Sharada Banu.

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Re: A Verse from Mountain Path Jayanti 2007:
« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2015, 03:51:56 PM »
Nightwatch:

Guru dev,
heart's light and timeless treasure,
a flood of beauty in the night's ancient desert,
accept these fragile offerings;
this boundless dome, a crown of inner stars,
this constant, tender fire of adoration,
the circling , unanswerable prayer,
this wandering, homeless joy;

accept this sleepless wish;
for the broken Name in every ruined temple,
for grateful heart song never ceasing to flow,
for quiet love at every step prevailng,
and the bright dark flame of knowledge to consume,
now and forever,
all that is not simply, infinitely You,
Guru dev.

Upahar.

Arunachala Siva,   

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Re: A Verse from Mountain Path Jayanti 2007:
« Reply #13 on: March 10, 2015, 02:57:17 PM »
This poem is from Mountain Path, Jayanthi 2008:

TRUTH:

Whence is Truth,
Truth that is true
As time begins and ends
And even as it wends;
Truth that is true.
Here, there
And everywhere;
Truth that is equally true
For me and you.

-D. Samarender Reddy.

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Re: A Verse from Mountain Path Jayanti 2007:
« Reply #14 on: October 13, 2015, 09:47:04 AM »
I give here below  verses from Mountain Path - October - December 2015:

THE SEA:

 Patrick Roberts:

The lunatic sea is ever bound to beat
Some deep homeless rhythm,
Pounding, liquid pounding,
Sounding out earth's solidity -
As permanent as sand,
As substantial as an echo. 

Arunachala Siva.