Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Talent

Why throw a beautiful harp in the mud?
Tell me, Oh! Siva Sakthi,
Who created me with a bright mind!

Bestow the ability,
For a useful life to this land!
Oh! Siva Sakthi,
Why be a burden to the land?

I asked for a body, that could go places at will.
Like an electric ball.
A strong mind,
A life that shines forever young.
Even if fire burns my flesh
A self that sings about you.
And a steady intellect.
Any blocks to bestowing these?

Note: Here Bharati is perhaps encouraging us to use our innate skills to serve the world. Why would we waste our talents? Why not ask for the strength of mind, body and intellect! Why not say yes to life?

Tamil Version Reference: http://www.sas.upenn.edu/~vasur/nallatoor.html