MYSTICAL POEMS: “I have found the sea” by Tukaram

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I have found the sea

 

I have found the sea,
An ocean limitless.
I have opened a treasury unending,
Its jewels blaze with the luster of a thousand thousand suns,
And they blaze here, in my soul.
Of a sudden,
Without any effort of mine own,
I have heard the eternal Secret,
I have learned to know God.
Here in my life hath blossomed
The flower of perfect union.

by Tukaram

India (1608 – 1649)
Yoga / Hindu

English version by John S. Hoyland
Original Language Marathi

from Wild Poets of Ecstasy: An Anthology of Ecstatic Verse, Edited by D. J. Moores

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5 Comments Add yours

  1. Awesome poetic bliss and knowing yourself in this perfect ocean. Such a beautiful flower, Amira.

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    1. Thank you so much dear Kamal for your appreciation and beautiful comment! ❤

      Liked by 1 person

  2. LindaP says:

    Beautiful poem Amira!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so much Linda! ❤

      Like

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