ITHAKA Poem 8

POEM 8

THE BLACK HERALDS

A protest for the killing of George Floyd
There are blows in life, so hard . . . I don’t know!
Blows like the hate of God; as if before them, the undertow of
Everything suffered is embedded in the soul . . .I don’t know!
They are few; but they exist . . . They open dark furrows in the fiercest
face and on the strongest back. Perhaps they are the foals of barbaric
Attilas; or the black heralds sent to us by Death.

They are the deep falls of the Christs of the soul, of some adorable faith,
Blasphemed by Destiny. Those bloody blows are the crackling of
Some bread that burns at the oven door.
And the man . . . the poor, the poor man! He turns his eyes, as when a
Slap on the shoulder summons us; he turns his crazed eyes, and
All that he has lived wells up, like a pool of guilt in his gaze.
There are blows in life, so hard . . . I don’t know!

CESAR VALLEJO, Peru (1892–1938)

Translation Germain Droogenbroodt – Stanley Barkan

In Tamil

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கருப்புத் தூதர்!

ஜார்ஜ் ஃப்ளாய்டைக் கொன்றதற்கு ஓர் எதிர்ப்பு
வாழ்வில் எத்தனையோ கடுமையான அடிகள்
எனக்குத் தெரியவில்லை.
அவர்முன் இருக்கும்
இறைவனின் வெறுப்பைப் போன்ற
அனுபவிக்கும் இன்னல்கள் எல்லாம் ஆன்மாவின் அடியில் புதைந்திருப்பதை இழுத்துச் செல்லும்…..
எனக்குத் தெரியவில்லை
அவைகள் சிலவே- இருப்பினும் இருக்கின்றன!
பயங்கரமான முகத்திலும்
வலிமையான முதுகிலும்
தடங்களைப் பதிக்கின்றன.

காட்டுமிராண்டித்தனமான அட்டிலஸ்ஸின்
வாரிசுகள். அல்லது இறப்பு நமக்கு அனுப்பிய கருப்புத் தூதர்கள்!!
அவைகள் ஆன்மாவில் இருக்கும் கிறிஸ்துவின் ஆழமான தடங்கள்
போற்றத்தக்க நம்பிக்கையின் தடங்கள்
விதிவசத்தால் தெய்வ நிந்தனையானது.

அந்த மோசமான அடிகள்
சூட்டடுப்பில் எரியும் சில ரொட்டித்துண்டுகள் வெடிப்பது போன்றது.
மனிதன் பாவம், பாவப்பட்டவன்.
தோளில் அடி விழும்பொழுது
கண்களைத்திருப்பிக் கொள்கிறான்
வெறி மிகுந்த கண்களை கொள்கிறான்!
இதுவரை வாழ்ந்தது ஊற்றெடுக்கின்றன
பார்வையில் குற்றக் குளம்
வாழ்வில் கடினமான அடிகள்
எனக்குத் தெரியவில்லை!

 

1892-1938 காலத்திய பெரு நாட்டுக் கவிஞன் செஸார் வலேஜோ இயற்றியது.

CESAR VALLEJO, Peru (1892–1938)

மொழிமாற்றம் ஜெர்மன்ப்ரூடி-ஸ்டேன்லி பார்கன்.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

04th July-Vivekananda’s Death Anniversary.

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Men may come and men may go but going man leaves his foot prints great
Not to get erased for decades and centuries! Here is one above
Birth and Death Anniversaries come and go and people recall and
Revere! India that is Bharath has a lot of men of gold !

Death anniversary of Swami Vivekananda is today
Fourth July -hundred and eighteenth anniversary of Swami
Vivekananda – Punyatithi or Mahasamadhi.  messenger
Uplifted the dying spirit of Indians. reminded us
Of our past glory, and our present wretched condition and what bright
Future holds for us..  “Arise! Awake! And stop not until the goal is reached.”

He died at an early age of thirty nine on July fourth Nineteen not two.
Known in  pre-monastic life as Narendra Nath Datta, revived
Vedanta and took to the world.  mentor and Guru Sri Ramakrishna
Paramahamsa guided him on the spiritual path.
After the passing away of Sri Ramakrishna, under the leadership of
Swami Vivekananda, disciples of Sri Ramakrishna formed a new monastic Brotherhood. Swamiji was not happy with a settled monastic life.
He took the teachings of his Guru to the world.after discovery of real India.

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16th June- Martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev.

Guru Arjan Dev Ji Martyrdom Day 2020: Know All About The Fifth Guru of Sikh And The Event That Led to His Martyr

Our holy Motherland India that is Bharath home of religions
Several- coexisting with freedom of practice- Hinduism,
Jainism, Sikhism, Islam and Christianity, -all great religions
Preaching peace and harmony, love and service to all human beings!

Guru Arjan Dev, the fifth guru of Sikhs,  first of the two gurus to be
Martyred in the Sikh faith. compiled the first copy of the Sikh scripture
Adi Granth- Guru Granth Sahib. First Guru  born in the Sikh family,
Completed the construction of Darbar Sahib in Amritsar, compiled the
Hymns of previous Gurus and other saints into Adi Granth and installed
In the Harimandir Sahib. In sixteen hundred and Six, he was captured by Mughal Emperor Jahangir and was imprisoned in Lahore Fort due to his  Influence in
Northern India and the fast spread of Sikhism.
Guru also blessed Jahangir’s rebellious son Khusrau.  his conversions to
Sikhism threatened the orthodox Muslim clergy and Hindu elite.
After arresting  guru, Jahangir asked him to convert to Islam but he refused.
He even fined the guru with Rupees Two Lakh plus removal of all text
From the Adi Granth that the Mughal emperor found ‘offensive’ !
He refused. Jahangir condemned him to be tortured to death.

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GLOBAL DAY OF PARENTS-June 1st.

 

Global Day of Parent's 2019: History and Significance

June First is today-Global Day of Parents. Yes very holy day indeed!
In India that is Bharat our homeland parents are placed before
Teacher and God – Matha. Pitha, Guru, Dhaivam- mother,father
Teacher and God!What a noble tribute to our parents-nothing further!

The Global Day of Parents announced by the United Nations
General Assembly in Two thousand Twelve with a resolution  and
Honors parents throughout the world.  Day provides chance to
Appreciate all parents in all parts of the world for their selfless commitment to
Children and their lifelong sacrifice towards nurturing this relationship.

Family has  responsibility for the nurturing and protection of children
And that children, for the full and harmonious development of their personality, Should grow up in a family  atmosphere of happiness, love and understanding.
United nations or not, Indian culture injected this in our blood
And equally implies that children when grown up have to take care
Of parents in their old age!- NO OLD AGE HOME FOR PARENTS SURE!
Let us on this holy day resolve to follow our culture  with devotion!

Respect your parents, teachers and mentors

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VASAVI JAYANTHI-May second!

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All the religions in the world aim at social peace and harmony
Make the people live in joy and happiness in a noble manner.
Hinduism has its own greatness and pantheons and philosophy
That makes India that is Bharath our sacred homeland holy!

May second today is VASAVI JAYANTHI! for all to pray to Mother.
Sri Vasavi Maatha is hailed  for promoting peace and Ahimsa
During the Eleventh century. She averted war and saved many lives
Through logic and reason and overcame brute force. She taught the world
Harming others is not the way forward but bringing a change of heart
Is what matters in averting wars.She is placed in heavenly stature

As a goddess she is “Kula Daivam” . She is the caste goddess
For the Arya Vyshya, Kalinga Vaishya, Arava Vysyier, Marathi Vaishya, Beri Vysya and Trivarnika Vysya community says Vasavi Puranamulu in Telugu.
We venerate her as Shanti Matha Vasavi who promoted
Ahimsa for the benefit of all mankind and averted warfare and
Loss of life through peace and reason. Her actions brought a change of heart
In the King who  became a Jain Monk handing over his kingdom to his son
On this holy day let us visit her nearby temple and offer prayers!

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Kanyaka Parameswari temple in Parrys- Chennai-Tamilnadu

May Day May First!

MAY DAY 2020 at Revolution Aberdeen, Aberdeen

“No strikes nor lock-outs, all concerned to work in peace and harmony
Workers- partners for plenty –sure not to bring in disharmony
No conflicts with peers and clients, up and down -treat all as equal
No dream but reality, the earth will be heaven- a marvel!”
Is my wish and prayer on this day an important day for all
MAY DAY -MAY FIRST is today- I was a worker for four decades
And more in my Alma mater -Life Insurance Corporation of India
Where I learnt the art of life and living! Great four decades indeed!

International Workers’ Day the first day of May- sacred day
My Lord! Thee created the world, humans and animals. I pray
Welfare of the working class – must for the welfare of Society
Sure whose welfare is a must for the welfare of the world’s safety!

May Day is celebrated for centuries all over the globe
Workers must unite and serve all and their duty is not to probe
Who is right and who is wrong but to be above board and devote
Their time for productivity greater which in turn helps promote!

Promoting peace and plenty, health and happiness on earth duty
My Lord! The guide and protector let me enjoy nature’s beauty
Enhancing my peace and joy, passing the same to my folks at home
I do assert for my rights, at the same time help the nation grow!

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Who cares for these poor rural laborers on this day?

HONESTY DAY April 30th

NATIONAL HONESTY DAY - April 30 - National Day Calendar

“Honesty  is the best policy” watchword of the world once all know!
Today at a discount most unfortunate all do feel and regret !
The world doubts the spread of CORONA from this angle too!
Thirtieth April today is the HONESTY DAY! Indeed a pity!

What Gandhiji, Father  of our Nation India that is Bharath
Felt about HONESTY and EXPRESSED:
You must not lose faith in humanity. …
To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest. …
Truth is by nature self-evident. …
Nobody can hurt me without my permission. …
Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress.

Honesty Day is  to encourage honesty and straightforward
Communication in politics, relationships, consumer relations
And historical education. It was invented by M. Hirsh Goldberg,
Who chose the last day of April since the first day of the month,
April Fools’ Day, celebrating falsehoods.  anniversary of the
First Inauguration of George Washington on April thirtieth!
Let us give life to the old adage and confirm Honesty is the best policy
And follow in THOUGHTS WORDS AND DEEDS!to ensure World Harmony!

Why Honesty Day?

Srisarvari and Pohela Boishak are born- 14th April.

List of 60 Tamil Years

Festivals for religious fervor and social harmony and gathering
Humans need both and designed one day or other  all over  the year!
Festival days start with new year days- whatever may be-English,
Tamil, Telugu, Bengali, Malayalam in other States and languages!

Fourteenth April today happens to be Tamil and Bengali New Year Days
Sri Sarvari -Tamil New year and Pohela Baishak Bengali
Happy festival days- religious and social significance!

On this New Year day let us pray for peace and prosperity
Health  and happiness, sincerity and social harmony
All over the States and the world for the year and years to follow.
Let us take care of the old, sick and have not to the extent possible!
Let that be our resolve on this happy occasion of Sri Sarvari
And Pohela Baishok in the States! Let us serve the world!

 

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APRIL FIRST-MY DAY!

 

April Fool Day 2018 : Why We Call 1st April as Fool's Day?

My days are always great to me! My birth day and  school day! Wedding Day!
One of my  days is great to my friends- this day  APRIL FIRST MY DAY!
I remember the day as boy in the schools- to make friends fool this day!
Taking potato, cutting into two halves- on the one in the open side-
Write with a sharp instrument A F and applying writing ink
Stamp it on the back of the co students without their knowledge!
No matter a few would have done on my back too! My learned father
Used to say often-“FOOLS AND ROGUES TO BE PUNISHED-FOOLS FIRST”

April Fools‘ Day -All Fools‘ Day
On April 1 consist of practical jokes and hoaxes!

Yes we do act foolishly many a time in our lives and regret later
Certain foolish acts can be corrected later= certain others not!
Prayer helps us in getting divine guidance that stops us from committing!
I on my day today  seek HIS guidance not to be foolish in my
Thoughts, words and deeds! God bless me and the world!

 

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LEARN TO LIVE!

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Learn to live with realities of life
Lest we fall on the thorns of life
Blessed we sure under the pains of strife
Need to know the ways of life!

Rise and fall are part of life
Rich and poor are part of the world
Sick and healthy are part of the mould
Success and failure part of the file!

Hot and cold, sweet and sour gift of God
All are one, all are same keep in mind
All the world my hearth and home
All the creations my kith and kin!

Be at peace with trees and plants
Be at home with rats and ants
Be at joy with sun and moon
Be at love with high and low!

None can deny what HE provides
None can provide what HE denies
Be at peace with what we get
Lest weu fall on the thorns of wants!

Reconcile to the inevitable
Lest we become miserable
Has to be lived, the life available
Sail with the wind and play it cool!

War and peace way of the world
Love and hate part of the globe
Learn to live with the realities of life
Lest we fall on the thorns of life!

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