Light, my light, the world-filling light,
the eye-kissing light, heart-sweetening light!
Ah, the light dances, my darling, at the centre of my life;
the light strikes, my darling, the chords of my love;
the sky opens, the wind runs wild, laughter passes over the earth.
The butterflies spread their sails on the sea of light.
Lilies and jasmines surge up on the crest of the waves of light.
The light is shattered into gold on every cloud, my darling,
and it scatters gems in profusion.
Mirth spreads from leaf to leaf, my darling, and gladness without measure.
The heaven’s river has drowned its banks and the flood of joy is abroad.
Gitanjali – The Offering Songs
~ Rabindranath Tagore
Photograph by Alan Larus
What a beautiful poem. Thank you. I love it.
Gladness dear Judy. Thanks for commenting – I love your blog at http://www.whenthetableturns.com – there’s so much resonance with my own experience of that time … when one’s parents become one’s children.
With love, ml
The Dearest Soul-kissing ML. xoxo
In the soul-kissing stakes it would be nigh impossible to out-do the dear, dear Leslie Read. Thank you dear heart for your comment.
Love to you, ml