Re: The South Asian music thread...
Wherever I am
No matter where that be
your memory keeps company
Whether I reveal
or keep my lips sealed
about what's inside me
that the world walks with me
loneliness festers inside me
and yet your memory keeps me company
Somewhere a stake of memories
gets driven inside
Elsewhere every picture
turns into mist
Some find happiness
in every color the world offers
Some are offered everything
and yet keep longing
Somewhere the roots of the past
dig deep inside
Elsewhere following a broken string
the beads scatter effortlessly.
Some find space
for every news the world offers
Some carry the lamps of the past
forever beneath their eyelashes
“There are always moments when one feels empty and estranged.
Such moments are most desirable,
for it means the soul has cast its moorings and is sailing for distant places.
This is detachment --
when the old is over and the new has not yet come.
If you are afraid, the state may be distressing,
but there is really nothing to be afraid of.
Remember the instruction:
Whatever you come across -- go beyond.”