Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Beware the innocence of hyacinths, beware!!

"Sane voices are often soft and subdue" ..  cri de coeur from Pakistan through Fozia Hafiz ( Please do not despair, the warriors of love and sanity)  HB 


By  Harcharan Bains 

"Soft and subdued is  the music of spheres,
Soft and subdued is the whisper of spring
Soft and subdued the rustle of leaves with dewy tears
And soft and subtle  the wounded nightingales sing..
Soft and subtle is the pregnant breeze
Soft and subtle the drizzle-drops, her off-springs;
And the cuckoo and the breeze beneath her wings.

Soft too was the hour that presaged violence
When  Creation found voice in the big bang
Subtle the message that through the skies rang
Of billion suns ‘n stars and their radiance.

Beware the silence of lambs, beware !
Beware the innocence of hyacinths, beware!!
Hiding in gossamer clouds is the thundery vault
Wrapped in  pitch dark silence is  the lightning bolt.

Hiding in mother’s helpless stagger is the tigress’ leap
And an ever wakeful energy beneath her languid sleep.
In the enveloping gloomy dark
Sleeps the incendiary spark

That, once woken,  will wreak  vengeance
On Kings’  and  their kins’ arrogance;
And   spread through the skies such  gentle radiance
As drown out  hatred  which is a bliss of  ignorance.