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A Raga is Born
by Rajender Krishan
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A confluence occurs, when
 
The informant ear
gets attentive on the rhythm
emanating from breathers;
 
The surveillance of eyes
is alert to witness -
Shiva’s subliminal glory;
 
The breath orchestrates
for the voice
to articulate the word;
 
And, when the mind
seated on this confluence
governs with discipline;
 
The Sovereign manifests
A Raga is born 

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November 12, 2012
More By: Rajender Krishan
Views: 1196      Comments: 10

Comments on this Poem

Comment Thank you all, especially Dr. Hebbar

Raj
11/20/2012 11:23 AM

Comment Lyrical! Musical! Sublime! Only a connoisseur of music can conceptualize and visualize thus...Respects. Thanks for sharing Mr. Rajender Krishen

Padmaja Iyengar
11/14/2012 23:47 PM

Comment Sublime!

sunilsharma
11/14/2012 09:31 AM

Comment A singer knows better- ready to hear him soon!

Aju Mukhopadhyay
11/13/2012 10:08 AM

Comment 13 Nov. 2012
TO: Mr Rajender Krishan
I'm afraid, my habit of falling back on Tagore at the drop of a "hat" irritates many. But your poem does not really compare with this article and its excellence again compels me to quote from Tagore's "Ineffable Music" (published in Boloji.com sometime back) my own language failing -

"Daily the maestro plays his lute,
Unwitting, perceives the absolute,
One day all of a sudden,
The silver string resonates with the golden
When none is around,
That never before he found.
The music that day thrived
In eternal silence it dived
That very day;
His lute, the maestro scraps away.

When the ineffable tune did play,
On this Earth was my stay –
“Wonderful” – to say."

Neria Harish Hebbar's "Ananta (Forever)" is an important value addition to your poem as a review.

Rajat Das gupta

Rajat Das Gupta
11/13/2012 06:54 AM

Comment Very interesting! Voicing the sublime!

Jennifer Marie Bayer
11/13/2012 01:05 AM

Comment A great theory!

Pavalamani Pragasam
11/12/2012 10:20 AM

Comment A poet is born too. Great. Carry on the great job.

V.K. Joshi
11/12/2012 09:48 AM

Comment Nice assertion of the origin of Raga, Rajender

Here is my contribution to the subject:

Ananta (Forever)

The exquisite harmony of life
is the perpetuity of the raga itself;
like the laws of the Universe
the rhythm is dynamic and endless...

Raga is the primeval expression
with a subtle beginning;
yet emitting, extending, expanding...

All inclusive - consuming, subsuming
without end, for ever and ever...

Neria Harish Hebbar MD
11/12/2012 09:47 AM

Comment Great! The supporting photograph is fantastic!

G Swaminathan
11/12/2012 09:15 AM




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