Sunday, July 26, 2009

Peace

It is 12.30 PM. I have just woken up after an all night long party yesterday. In the first mail I have received in the day, my dad has sent me this poem by Swami Vivekananda. In complete contradiction to the hangover I have started my day with, the poem is intellectually invigourating. Read on. May peace be within you!!

Behold, it come in might,
The power that is not power,
The light that is in darkness,
the shade in dazzling light.

It is joy that never spoke,
And grief unfelt, profound,
Immortal life unlived,
Eternal death unmoored.

It is not joy nor sorrow,
But that which is between,
It is not night nor morrow,
But that which joins them in.

It is sweet rest in music,
And pause in sacred art;
The silence between speaking;
Between two fits of passion - It is calm of heart.

It is beauty never seen,
And love that stands alone,
It is song that live un-sung,
And knowledge never known.

It is death between two lives,
And lull between two storms,
The void whence rose creation,
And that where it returns.

It is the tear-drop goes,
To spread the smiling form.
It is the Goal of Life,
And Peace- the only home !

Source: http://www.ramakrishnavivekananda.info/vivekananda/volume_4/writings_poems/peace.htm

5 comments:

vishesh said...

it is the 'I'

the light shines the brightest

priya said...

Ok, I read the poem. No comments.
However, its interesting that your dad sends you such stuff!
My sent me a mail once.
It read- "Don't eat kurkure, it contains plastic"!!!!

P.S. - The drunken pic on flickr is awesome btw :-P

priya said...

My Dad*
(typo)

The Illuminator said...

@Vishesh
Huh?!

@Priya
Things do change when you stay 2500KM away from your dad and not just the floor above ;)

sakthi said...

Hi i read your post its very nice and wonderful...
so i add u in my bolg list and can u add me in your blog list...