Daily Archives: July 13, 2015

The Bear Hunt – Abraham Lincoln

A wild-bear chace, didst never see?  Then hast thou lived in vain.  Thy richest bump of glorious glee,  Lies desert in thy brain.  When first my father settled here,  ‘Twas then the frontier line:  The panther’s scream, filled night with … Continue reading

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Memory – Abraham Lincoln

MY childhood’s home I see again,  And sadden with the view;  And still, as memory crowds my brain,  There’s pleasure in it, too.  O memory! thou midway world  ‘Twixt earth and paradise,  Where things decayed and loved ones lost  In … Continue reading

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Poem – The Swan Flies Away – Kabir 

The Swan Will Fly Away All Alone,  Spectacle of the World Will Be a Mere Fair  As the Leaf Falls from the Tree  Is Difficult to Find  Who Knows Where it Will Fall  Once it is Struck with a Gust … Continue reading

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Poem – The Bhakti Path – Kabir 

The bhakti path winds in a delicate way.  On this path there is no asking and no not asking.  The ego simply disappears the moment you touch  him.  The joy of looking for him is so immense that you  just … Continue reading

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Poem – The Unrung Ring – Taslima Nasrin 

So many things ring,  the cells of the body,  the ankle bells as they dance,  the silver wrist bangles.  As the monsoon rains fall on the window  the glass panes musically ring.  As clouds clash with clouds  lightning rings out.  … Continue reading

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Poem – The Woman Breaking Bricks – Taslima Nasrin

The woman, breaking bricks and sitting on a sidewalk,  wears a red sari as she breaks the bricks, under the burning sun, breaks the bricks,  the bronze coloured woman breaks the bricks.  Twenty-one? But she has seven children back home, … Continue reading

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