In Praise Of The Taj Mahal

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Found the following gems in the Sacred Space section of today’s Times Of India –

Kingly power is like a cruel bolt of thunder, 
Let that fade away like the blood-red sky at dusk.
Let just one eternal sigh remain like sadness in the sky.
Wasn’t that all you’d ever asked for?
The glittering jewels cast their spell like an eternal magical mystery.
But even if that does vanish,
Let just one tear drop roll down the cheeks of Time;
The pure light of Taj Mahal.

Rabindranath Tagore
(May 7 1861 – Aug 7 1941)
poet, playwright, philosopher, composer, artist
won Nobel prize for literature in 1913

These gardens and the banks of the Jamuna,
These turrets and these forts,
These carved doors and walls,
An emperor mocks the simple love of the poor.

Sahir Ludhianvi (Abdul Hayee)
(Mar 8 1921 – Oct 25 1980)
urdu poet, lyricist

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