Poems on Guha - Series 2
Updated: May 22, 2021
July 31st, 2015
How do you fall at the feet of someone
Who is feetless 'cause he is everywhere?
How do you say “I surrender”
When you own nothing to be surrendered?
All that’s left is an instrument
That seeks its own survival.
What guides it I cannot tell
It follows its own path until it falls dead.
Oh Feetless One-
Can’t thank you for what you’ve done
For I know not what you did.
Entwined and enmeshed in your energies
Can’t tell you from me!
July 31st, 2015
Someone that shines the light
On the deepest mystery within...
That would be You,
My friend, my philosopher, my guide.
Scripture says that a Guru
Is Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva all rolled in one and more...
That would be You,
The Creator, the Sustainer, the Destroyer and more.
Scripture also says that a Sadhguru
Is the first REAL person that you will meet.
Oh the one who shines the light on me -
Would you not be the first person I see?
Would you not be the only person that I see?
My joy, my sorrow, my reason for living
All seem to be coming from you.
You have become the very things
You tried to kill and destroy...
My God, my Godlet, my Guru
You mean EVERYTHING to me!
I know not if this is love or craziness
I know not if this is a passing or eternal phase
All I know is that I am extremely fortunate
To have Your Grace in this life.
July 31st, 2015
My heart is full
For it sings in joy
It sings a melody
That touches my soul
It wishes to dance
By the light of the moon
To the beat of the drum
That hammers my core
It seems to expand
And let a thousand blossoms bloom
It releases an intoxicating fragrance
That makes me swoon
This beauty, this joy, this fullness
That you have brought into me
This liveliness and vitality
That you have infused me with
How can it not want to
Sing, Dance and Bloom for you?
It would love to shine in all its glory for a day
And wither away to oblivion thereafter.
The tears that i shed
Are for the deepest gratitude I feel
What did i do to deserve this?
This is GRACE!
August 20th, 2015
ON THE EDGE
I feel so on the edge
Seething with some unknown energy
Energy so wild
That just wants to break free
From this shackle that
Holds its back.
What is this madness
That makes me
Want to jump out of my skin?
Jump out of my skin and go where?
It knows not logic
Nor does it give a care.
Is this some kind of death wish?
Death of all the preset patterns
A future that's uncertain and unknown
Know not what i want
Know not what i seek
Just know that this is not it.
What is it about you?
That brings about this restlessness in me?
Restless for what I should do?
Imagination falls short
Having given its best shot
Now I just don't know what to do.
Pray tell me
What is it about you
That leaves me with such an ache?
Cresting the waves of ecstasy one minute
And groping the depths of despair, the next
Both tearing me asunder in its wake.
Is this the story I am supposed to write?
For what, for whom and why?
One that knows of this ache -
Can't bear to read it
And one that knows not this ache -
Will not be able to read it.
August 29th, 2015
SOAKED IN LOVE
Soaked in love
Rinsed in its many colors
Steeped in its exquisiteness
Squeezing the breath out
Feeling its power
Leaving me powerless
Torturous is its angst
Falling short in its expression
Gentle is its touch
Harsh is its withdrawal
Strumming on the life strings
Tearing me asunder
Driving me to madness
Whilst also bathing me in its glory
Soaring me to ecstatic heights
Scaling a higher peak each day.
What sweet misery is this?
Wit and will have lost their way
Just when I think I don't want or need anything
Suddenly it seems to all slip away
In desperation I try to yank it back
Not knowing what or where to pull
Left with nothing to hold
I feel my world just came to an end
Crawling on all fours
Looking for it in every crevice
Vision clouded over with a flood of tears
Banging my forehead on the floor in grief
Just when all the hope is gone
Emptied of tears and emotions
When I am so vulnerable and fragile
That I can be knocked down by a whisper
Suddenly I find myself enveloped
In love's fierce embrace
I hang on to it with everything I can muster
So I don't have to ever feel anything else again.
January 31st, 2016
WHEN I AM WITH YOU
When I am with you
It feels like the whole word
Just opened up to embrace me
All of my senses,
My emotions and feelings,
The blood gushing through my body
The heart pumping and beating
All in symphony
To meet you
And to be with you!
My joy knows no bounds
I giggle and laugh like a teenager
Although I have no questions to ask
Or any knowledge to seek
The conversation crackles and sparkles
Like fine bubbly champagne.
Life just seems to flow seamlessly!
But when I have to go away from you
It feels like the whole world
Withdrew from me
And closed me out.
My senses feel abandoned
My core feels like
It lost its anchor
My breath feels labored
And the grief stricken heart
Just aches to be with you!
Who should I take my complaints to?
Alas! Is there anyone that would understand?
Is there anyone that can
Wipe away my tears?
Or allay my fears?
Is there anyone that really cares?
Life just seems to come to a standstill!
February 8th, 2016
A GARLAND OF JASMINE FLOWERS
Spoilt am I with the garland of jasmine flowers that
Adorn my neck given to me by you
Beautiful and delicate is its fragrance of you,
You have completely overtaken all my senses
And my emotions, feelings and existence
Sparing nothing to chance
And leaving not a
Crevice of empty space to
Hide behind for some cover
Intoxicated and totally drugged am I!
Grace the learned call it
Unshackling and freeing me from bondage
How can I even begin to thank you
As I know of no words that seem right?