July 28th, 2013

Haude Gosain - On the other shore

On the other shore
Of the ocean
Of one's own self,
Quivers a drop of fluid--
As the origin of all.
But who can cross the seas
To reach it?

The root of all
Is based in you.
Explore the base
To reach the essence....

-- from The Mirror of the Sky: Songs of the Bauls of Bengal, Translated by Deben Bhattacharya\\

Poetry Chaikhana | Haude Gosain - On the other shore

I have posted Ivan Granger's commentary in the next entry.