Friday, May 26, 2006

When you go away - Bhartrhari

Am in a poetry mood today. This poem by Bhartrhari is dedicated to all friends.


When you go away

'Do not go' I say; but this is inauspicious.
'All right, go' is a loveless thing to say.
'Stay with me' is imperious. 'Do as you wish' suggests Cold
Indifference. And if I say 'I'll die
when you are gone', you might or might not believe me.
Teach me,
my friend, what I ought to say
When you go away.


(Bhartrhari, a poet from 5th-6th century India)


7 comments:

Azahar Machwe said...

amazing! please post more!

Azahar Machwe said...

oh and tell me where I can get my paws on more cool stuff like this...

ambrosia said...

There is no "where" as such :-), just wait for my mood to turn poetic, they will be sourced and served automatically!

Azahar Machwe said...

common give us a book/website etc.
At least one source! :D

He he hope you were not offended by the post on my blog about you!

The thinking thinker said...

Hi... so lil words so much meaning... very touching indeed!!!

Anumeha Sah said...

which language were these lines originally written in?

ambrosia said...

Sanskrit. Is'nt the translation beautiful... tho I wish I knew who translated it. Thanks for visting.