मंज़िल बदल जाते हैं वक़्त के साथ, ख़्वाहिश नहीं बदलती ख़ुराक़ बदल जाते हैं वक़्त के साथ, तलब नहीं बदलती पेशे बदल जाते हैं वक़्त के साथ, थकान नहीं बदलती तुम बदलोगे, दुनिया बदलेगी, नसीब होगा सिर्फ़ सिफ़र हंगाम बदल जाता है वक़्त के साथ, हालात नहीं बदलते |
I cannot wait for you to pull me off my bed run your finger through my spine open me and plunge right in; tensed I wait for your wet finger to touch me. Grasp me Fondle me beloved before I return to spend an eternity on the bookshelf.
I spoke to Him. He asked: Why dost thou worship me? Dost thou worship my infinite genius of creativity that made the heavens, the flowers and thee? Or dost thou worship the unerring measurer of thy deeds, who judges and sentences without appeal?
"Scripsis poesem Persicam, eh!" "Lingua pulcherissima est, ne?" "Scriptum arabicum est." "Nimium bellum, non est ne?" "Id quid codum secretum Al-Qaedae visum est." "Vere dicistis fabulae! Id prex ad Khodam est." "Khoda Allah est, integre?" "Multi sunt nomines Dei." "Illi viri clamant Allahu-Akbar, non clamantne? Codum est, scivi ego!" * "TERRORATOR SIMULANS POETA PERSICA CAPTUS EST"
Tuka mhane: आम्हां घरी धन शब्दांचीच रत्नें | शब्दांचीच शस्त्रें यत्न करुं || शब्द चि आमुच्या जीवांचे जीवन | शब्दें वांटूं धन जनलोकां || तुका म्हणे पाहा शब्द चि हा देव | शब्द चि गौरव पूजा करुं ||
Translation (by Dilip Chitre, the renowned Marathi poet):
Words are the only Jewels I possess Words are the only Clothes that I wear Words are the only food That sustains my life Words are the only wealth I distribute among people Says Tuka Witness the Word He is God I worship Him With my words
My own transcreation:
If you open my jewel-box, you will only find words If you raid my castle, only my words will defend me All I need to live upon, is the magic of words All my charity is done through my words Behold The Word: The Word is my only God Worship It: it is the beginning, it is the end
“Remove the Ganpati from main door. Move the god on the left to the right. Move the god on the east to the south. Do this. Do that. It will bring prosperity. Paint your toilet yellow. Keep cupboards on opposite walls. Shift your stamp-cabinet to southwest. That will remove negative energy from house. You are keeping many gods in house. It is good sign. But they will not be happy, because you are keeping dog in house. Do as I am saying. God will shower blessings on you.”
Go away. Go far far away. I don't want you and your god. What kind of god is he that will bless a house with yellow toilets only? And if the saints say that He is everywhere, how does it matter whether he be in the south or east or southwest? And by what rules of physics do opposing cupboards remove negative energy?
My dog is my god, for he brings me happiness. Is that not a god's task? My idols are my gods. For in them I see Him and adore Him. My toilets, my cupboard, my house, they are my gods. For they give me shelter, warmth and peace.