Wednesday, September 23, 2009

"I laugh when I hear the fish in the water is thirsty" - Kabir


“We agreed to love in that dimension
Where neither breath nor air exists
Where everything floats upward and onward
But the gravity of devotion persists
We agreed to go through the rituals
Of what longing and pain will permit
With no clue for the waiting five senses
To revel in one bit of it
So when I feel a clutching and clinging
And a gasping for life I once knew
And it feels like we’re deep underwater
And our faces are now turning blue
I let go of the physical fighting
I let go of the urge to survive
And in the waters of imagination
Feel a wonder abundantly live
In the waters of deeper perception
That my thinking cannot guarantee
My heart soaks in courage and trusting
That my Beloved is always with me.”

Ganga Fondan, 2009

This post is a tribute to the 14th Century poet, Kabir who said:
"I laugh when I hear that the fish in the water is thirsty."

I look forward to another call with my Teacher tonight:
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This posting today is my only work so I'm off to go on an adventure today. May the life of your dreams shower upon you and may you consciously be awake and in awe for every second of it.

Love always,


mememe said...

U know, in India we read Kabir in schools. The textbook make him sound boring & useless. Your translation makes it not only interesting..but inspirational!!
I love the pictures u put in their do u do it!!

Derliwall said...

Hi Ganga,
thanks for the comment you left me. Really liked the delicate and smooth rhyming in this post.

I'll check back here soon :)