Sunday, April 22, 2012

On Earth Day

3V1200SunsetSkybyJimCrottyFW by Jim Crotty
3V1200SunsetSky by
Jim Crotty

Gitanjali ~ Song 69
       -by Rabindranath Tagore

The same stream of life that runs through my veins night and day runs through the world and dances in rhythmic measures.

It is the same life that shoots in joy through the dust of the earth in numberless blades of grass and breaks into tumultuous waves of leaves and flowers.

It is the same life that is rocked in the ocean-cradle of birth and of death, in ebb and in flow.

I feel my limbs are made glorious by the touch of this world of life. And my pride is from the life-throb of ages dancing in my blood this moment.

Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) Indian poet, playwright and essayist;
won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913.

This is Number Ten in a randomly-posted, continuing series of quotes by Tagore.
Everything he wrote is golden.


Terence said...

Great and lovely post.

Amber Lee said...

oh, this is so beautiful! what a beautiful expression of the pulse of life. One of my favorite yoga teachers does a workshop called "High Vibrations" that involves exactly this - tapping into the pulse of the universe (I think it's called spanda in Sanskrit).

Thanks so much for sharing. This is exactly what I needed today :)

Frosty Duncan said...

happy earth day!!!!

Owen said...

Beautiful photo, beautiful quote ; we need all the beauty we can find in this only world of ours.

But can we save it from ourselves ?

Lydia said...

Terence~ I am so glad you enjoyed it.

Amber Lee~ That "High Vibrations" workshop sounds wonderful, right up my alley (if the alley wasn't hundreds of miles away!). I really loved the photo and the Tagore quote is one of his best, I think.

Frosty Duncan~ And to you, also. :)

Owen~ Ah, you ask the question I asked myself most of Earth Day. May this beautiful world survive and perhaps thrive again one day.

Brian Miller said...

nice...happy belated earth day...what a cool verse as well for the day....

Lydia said...

Brian~ Thanks, Brian; I thought it fit.

goatman said...

A modern-day Rumi, perhaps.

Of course anyone who sees and writes about the continuity and infusion of life into all experience living and past and future is a friend of mine.
Thanks for the reference.

Lydia said...

goatman~ Oh, it is my real pleasure, most definitely.



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