Friday, May 21, 2010


These are selected short poems from my husband Vijay's book, Light in the Morning.

rising in arc over the horizon, the sun lit the field
like the sea in tide, it spread at lightning speed
as it had once done in my native land, so far away
seventy seven million years yet seems like yesterday
part of you yearns to go to days past, other part wants to stay
there is no choice; the goddess of adventure has you in her sway
besides, you can never return to where you started, they all say
so, time to shake these sweet remembrances, best be on my way


never was there a need to fight the cosmic current
so embrace the time, this jewel, the present moment
look at the light now, so luminous, ubiquitous
let it free you, fly you into space infinite, continuous


by the river, the other day
i sat to meditate and pray
focussed solely on the flow
suddenly i was carried away
there was just sweet movement
all moved yet all seemed to stay
completeness in harmony all around
nothing left to do, nothing left to say


is it the wind
that dances the eagle
or is it the eagle
that dances the wind
round and round they go
in circles large and small
in the precious ecstasy of just being
for a long while, time come to a stall


mountain hugged by river
round the neck at gooseneck
four hundred million years
creek in the hills
roaring down the catwalk
seventy million years
our father made these
and bid our hearts
pump one hundred years
did the creator
play a joke
or did we fail
to know time


If N be the number of ecstatic events in a lifetime and In be the intensity
of ecstasy in the nth ecstatic event, which lasted for Tn seconds, then
a Lifetime Ecstasy Figure of Merit (LEFoM) can be defined as the
summation of N products, each product being equal to [In xTn ]. Higher
the LEFoM, more joyful, blissful and more valuable the life ; probably,
also more meaningful, if there really is a meaning or purpose apart from
the play itself.
In is a measure of the harmony with the surrounding reality, reality of
the body and mind, of the air that breathes, breeze against one’s face,
the music, the sounds, light of the day. It is the opposite of “Vikalpas”,
which are thought-constructs that continually churn in the mind, keeping
us from living fully in the present.
Note that if just ONE In is so large that it tends to infinity, then a very
large LEFoM is obtained even if Tn is a fraction of a second and N is
only 1. Thus it is that the quality (intensity) of time trumps the quantity
of time.

If you are interested in more of his poetry there are examples on, it can also be purchased through as well as and or call 1-888-795-4274

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