Friday, December 25, 2015

Knowledge

She resides on a pure lotus,
In the harp's notes,
In endless joy,
And in the poet's heart!

She lights up knowledge,
That is sought and understood.
She's the message of kindness,
Of blemish-less sages.

She lives in maidens' sweet songs,
In a child's babble,
In the song of a cuckoo,
And in the parrot's tongue!

In sincere work and in a painting,
In temples and their towers,
She is in the beauty of these.
Oh, she is bliss personified!

Source: Vellai thAmarai poovil iruppAL
Poet: Mahakavi Subramanya Bharati
Translated on: Dec 17, 2015