1000 petals by axinia

the only truth I know is my own experience

Maya January 13, 2011

image by axinia

That I should make much of myself and turn it on all sides,
thus casting colored shadows on thy radiance
—such is thy Maya.

Thou settest a barrier in thine own being
and then callest thy severed self in myriad notes.
This thy self-separation has taken body in me.

The poignant song is echoed through all the sky in many-coloued tears
and smiles, alarms and hopes; waves rise up and sink again,
dreams break and form.
In me is thy own defeat of self.

This screen that thou hast raised is painted with innumerable figures
with the brush of the night and the day.
Behind it thy seat is woven in wondrous mysteries of curves,
casting away all barren lines of straightness.

The great pageant of thee and me has overspread the sky.
With the tune of thee and me all the air is vibrant,
and all ages pass with the hiding and seeking of thee and me.

poem by Rabindranath Tagore


7 Responses to “Maya”

  1. radha Says:

    the hide and seek image is really sweet ~

  2. Fuzzy Logic Says:

    I really like the poem.
    But I love the photo a lot. It’s so beautiful.

  3. mahesh chendake Says:

    illusion !!!
    when we get mixed with one another just like a one and live life for each other and feels like satisfied that is also Maya….
    When I find connected with him and feel being taken care of … that is also Maya !!!! really when we will understand truth? and basically what is truth ?
    some times it is good to be remain in ignorance other wise we will forgot the purpose of survival …. and i am having fear even life may become bitter and aimless…
    perfect picture with poem as usual … and as usual make me silent and to look within to understand and enjoy the beauty of it.
    Thanks Axinia

  4. Does the snow in the lovely photo actually turn out to have a blue tinge to it? Or are my eyes just deceiving me 😕


  5. eugene Says:

    Замечательные стихи, прекрасно дополняют величественное спокойствие зимнего пейзажа. Даже не знаю, что здесь главное стихи или фото. Интересно 🙂 , как будет выглядеть эта же картина но в мае/июне?

  6. charlene Says:

    Hi, this is a beautiful poem but just wondering what does the poem means? Maya

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