Ode to the Holy One

Ode to the Holy One

You are born again and again

Like a flame in my heart, O Holy One!

My eyes marvel and rejoice at your sight,

In the darkness you are my light!

In the void your voice is rapturous music,

When you are with me nothing is amiss;

Every droplet of rain is a cup of bliss;

Every thorn is a budding lotus flower;

Every woe is over and done forever!

Anita Bacha

(Excerpt from SOUL POETRY, 04 2015)

Krishna He who resides in your heart

Poem – The Flute Player

 Soft and enchanting music

 

Opened the gates of heaven;

 

I tiptoed out of breath

 

In a garden of gorgeous flowers;

 

Intoxicated by the scent of the flora

 

Of all beauty

 

I tilted slightly

 

Almost lost myself;

 

Enthralled by the sweetest of the sweet fragrance

 

I fell under the charm of the flute player

 

Anita Bacha

Music

The Seventh Taste

 

 

THE SEVENTH TASTE

Joy is in the air

Ugadi is here

Far away

On a multi-colorful land

At the crack of dawn

‘Aum’ echoes in the sky

Brothers and sisters cheer

The Brotherhood of Man

Brothers and sisters rejoice

The Fatherhood of God…

God is Govinda!

GOD is Rama!

God is Rudra!

God is Muruga!

God is Krishna!

GOD IS SAI!

Brothers and sisters share merrily

Pacchadi of the six tastes of life

Offering of Venkatesha verily

Meant to spice Man’s life

Slices of mangoes sweet and juicy

Tamarind pulp, sour and tangy

Virgin sugar canes jaggery

Deep sea water salt

Flowers, nay, leaves of the Neem

Crushed on the grinding stone

Yummy, yummy is the Ugadi chutney!

Brothers and sisters accept happily

Happiness and sorrow equally

Joy and grief equally

Gain and loss equally

Victory and defeat equally

Smiles and tears with equanimity.

Brothers and sisters pray

On this New Year’s Day-

O! Lord Sai please grant me a favor!

Bequeath a pinch of Your Love

As one more gift from above

Enhancing the chutney of my life with flavor

YOUR LOVE IS THE SEVENTH TASTE

Making my life complete

Without YOUR LOVE, my life has no taste…

– Anita Bacha –

(Source- ‘My Journey with God’-2008, by author)