In these days when people
Love to carry bags of hypocrisy
Feel snug, embracing currency
And measure human bonds
On ledgers of credit and debit
And balance sheets of profit and loss
I wish to share my dreams;
I wish to pour my experience
And wish to carve up my soul’s
On this eve of Deepavali*
I’m looking for a new light
Yes! A new light!
That brings a sweet message of love
Through exploding human bombs
As pure and as radiant
As a million babies’ smile
That fills the earth with humane hues
That makes the Mother Nature
Gleam in natural green.
That dazzles like a love-Levin
That shows this whole world
As one undividable family
Yes! I’m looking for a new light
When man himself becomes
A life-sized lamp
That day is my happy Deepavali
I make your way through my inner light
I make myself your lamp
Fill it with the oils of my poesy
And light it with my gusting breath.
As there is a beginning and end to light
It has a fragrance too.
After smelling that perfume of light
Now I feel I need an eternal light
A light that lights the hearts with love
A light that becomes an eternal vital force of the society
A light that stands as high and as true as a human summit
Original :Perugu Ramakrishna ,India
Translation:Sathyanarayana MVS, India
*Deepavali -Festival Of lights.