Death, Always cruel – Dante Alighieri

Death, always cruel, Pity’s foe in chief,
Mother who brought forth grief,
Merciless judgment and without appeal!
Since thou alone hast made my heart to feel
This sadness and unweal,
My tongue upbraideth thee without relief.

And now (for I must rid thy name of ruth)
Behoves me speak the truth
Touching thy cruelty and wickedness:
Not that they be not known; but ne’ertheless
I would give hate more stress
With them that feed on love in very sooth.

Out of this world thou hast driven courtesy,
And virtue, dearly prized in womanhood;
And out of youth’s gay mood
The lovely lightness is quite gone through thee.

Whom now I mourn, no man shall learn from me
Save by the measure of these praises given.
Whoso deserves not Heaven
May never hope to have her company.

Death, Always cruel – Dante Alighieri

Death, always cruel, Pity’s foe in chief,
Mother who brought forth grief,
Merciless judgment and without appeal!
Since thou alone hast made my heart to feel
This sadness and unweal,
My tongue upbraideth thee without relief.

And now (for I must rid thy name of ruth)
Behoves me speak the truth
Touching thy cruelty and wickedness:
Not that they be not known; but ne’ertheless
I would give hate more stress
With them that feed on love in very sooth.

Out of this world thou hast driven courtesy,
And virtue, dearly prized in womanhood;
And out of youth’s gay mood
The lovely lightness is quite gone through thee.

Whom now I mourn, no man shall learn from me
Save by the measure of these praises given.
Whoso deserves not Heaven
May never hope to have her company.

Poem – Death 

With Life there must be Death, 

Unfortunately so, and the emotions, 

The are caused by Death, 

Are as powerful as Death itself.
But Death, 

Is merely an illusion.

Designed to distract, 

And decieve.
No, no, it is not evil.

We just interpret it so. 

What it is, my friend, 
Finality 

Poem – The Paean 

How shall the burial rite be read? 

The solemn song be sung? 

The requiem for the loveliest dead,

That ever died so young? 
II.
Her friends are gazing on her,

And on her gaudy bier,

And weep! – oh! to dishonor

Dead beauty with a tear! 
III.
They loved her for her wealth –

And they hated her for her pride –

But she grew in feeble health,

And they love her – that she died.
IV.
They tell me (while they speak

Of her ‘costly broider’d pall’) 

That my voice is growing weak –

That I should not sing at all –
V.
Or that my tone should be

Tun’d to such solemn song

So mournfully – so mournfully,

That the dead may feel no wrong.
VI.
But she is gone above,

With young Hope at her side,

And I am drunk with love

Of the dead, who is my bride. –
VII.
Of the dead – dead who lies

All perfum’d there,

With the death upon her eyes,

And the life upon her hair.
VIII.
Thus on the coffin loud and long

I strike – the murmur sent

Through the grey chambers to my song,

Shall be the accompaniment.
IX.
Thou died’st in thy life’s June –

But thou did’st not die too fair:

Thou did’st not die too soon,

Nor with too calm an air.
X.
From more than fiends on earth,

Thy life and love are riven,

To join the untainted mirth

Of more than thrones in heaven –
XII.
Therefore, to thee this night

I will no requiem raise,

But waft thee on thy flight,

With a Pæan of old days. 

Endangered Species – Rohit singh

Everyone wants the best for themselves.

Society and religion decides for you, 

What’s best.
In the same society and religion, 

Conflict of desires is a must.
Secret of survival is in not your brain, 

Its diversity, which the nature gave us.
The moment we found out, 

There are more like us.

We started regimentation through, 

Civilization, globalization and education.
If they succeed, there will be, 

A single civilization called civilized people, 

But it’s just a name, it doesn’t mean anything, 

Just like the people they represent.
A single religion called science and technology.

Which says there is no morality, 

People only do right things unless they get in trouble.

There will be no heroes, only good business men, 

Who calculates his profits even before being kind.

Isn’t this species already endangered? 

Most of us have already been dead, 

We are just waiting for the bodies to drop.