Saturday, October 06, 2007


kori mitti ki haandi hai kori
kore kapde se bandhi dori kori
kori hai agni, dhara kori kori
kori hai vayu, nadi kori kori
kora sajan mera, main sajni kori
kora mera prem, mukti meri kori

can't translate it. maybe shadows will help or an anonymous who translated 'woh firak kya, woh visaal kya' for me.

the idea is of the love i have being equivalent to the moksha (salvation) i'll achieve on death. if i do, that is :) and both being new, virgin experiences, as in hindu mythology, everything is part of the one god, nothing new, nothing old.

the scene is of a hindu cremation ground, with the words roughly translating to the newness, virginality of it all. that the new earthen urn, in which my ashes are kept is also made of virgin soil. it is covered with a new cloth and tied at the neck with a new thread. the fire that has burned me, is also virgin like the ground on which my pyre was burned. the wind that stroke the fire is also new, as well as the river in which my ashes will be immersed. the beloved is also virgin, as i, his lover am. and the love we share is virgin, as the salvation i'll achieve will be.


Sigma said...

Lovely! The comparison is such a novel idea, and the way you explain it is beautiful beyond words.

Anonymous said...

Great Poem. Hindu mythology has always given importance to virginity (not in anatomical terms). A feeling so pure when appears for the first time in your mind takes you to a blissful state. A stae where in you are in coherence with the whole universe.
You want to convey something to your love and before you utter any words it is understood. Yuo dont have to say anything.

Love is a blissful state........

KAYLEE said...

great post!!!!!!!!!

I am not well these days :(

dharmabum said...

very profound. let love liberate - inshallah!

oh, and salvation - is HERE and NOW.

Archana Srinivas Pottery said...

Gosh...very profound!

Sorry have been behind on your post!
With the 2 hrs interenet time limit:-)


Arti Honrao said...

Deep ... very deep!


Gill said...

I like Hindu mythology, from what I have read here. Thanks for always introducing us to new pieces.

delhidreams said...

sigma: thanks. and isnt it good that i dint translate it.

akshar: it is. thanks for the comment and sharing ur thoughts. really appreciate it.

kaylee: oh kaylee! i hope, i pray u get better soon. pls take care friend.

dharma: is it so? but then, love is there na?

arch: thanks. :)

arti: thanks arti.

gillian: no no my friend. this is not at all an introduction to Hindu mythology. pls do select a good book as starters.
but yes, hinduism, is less of a religion and more of a way of life. with numerous variations in thoughts and deeds, the single most thread that runs through its fabric being that divine is one, howsoever many the ways to approach him/her.
take care and thanks for the comment.

Gill said...

Wow, maybe you could recommend one for me. I would love to give it a read! Thanks for the info!

Anonymous said...

oh Adi there a way for you to read these and attach some sort of audio file? I don't think I'd need a translation or even your story-like explanation if I could hear you reading your poems in Hindi...

maybe , yes?

delhidreams said...

switchsky: oh friend, not as of now. i dont have a personal computer. whatever i do, i do it from the office. wait, till i get my own set up, then sure i'll. promise :)

Movie Mazaa said...

if u ask me, this is one that shouldnt be translated. it conveys best in the language it has been crafted in...


delhidreams said...

velu: yes. u r right. thanks.

dreamt before

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