Tuesday, February 26, 2008
To my friend, Elly
Though our friendship had been short, i will never forget your kindness and your generosity.. You have lived your life with so much gusto and you showed us true courage, right to the very end. I have nothing but admiration for you. Though we will soon bid our final farewell, we will always remember you, and you will always have a special place in our hearts. This one is for you, my friend:
"This quiet time of day
my stilled vision sends soundless chants
to the Sacred, in whose luminousness the original one
saw the form of the gods.
If the sounds of the oldest mantras were in my voice,
my hymns would vanish in this translucent light, light.
No words. No words.
I see into the distance where edges dissolve
my silence as a canopy in the white blueness of noon sky."
R. Tagore - Final Poems
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