(15 May 1887 – 3 January 1959 / Orkney / Scotland)

I Will Sing

WHEN THE SKY IS DARK,

THE BREEZE IS COOL,
THE DILEMMAS START GROWING,
I WILL SING FOR YOU,



WHEN THE LIFE IS ROTTEN,

WHEN FILLED WITH TEARS,
LIFE STARTS DEGRADING,
I WILL SING FOR YOUR SUPPORT,



WHEN THE LIGHTS GO OFF,

& DARKNESS ENVELOPES EVERYTHING AROUND,
WHEN ONE IS SEARCHING FOR LIGHT,
I WILL SING FOR YOUR GLORY,



WHEN I WILL BE LEFT ALONE,

I A SELFISH & UNKIND WORLD,
AND WHEN MY SPIRIT WILL LEAVE MY BODY,
I WILL SING FOR YOU TO TAKE ME AWAY,
DEEP IN YOUR LOVE SWAMI




I OFFER MYSELF AT THY LOTUS FEET SWAMI
(WHO HELPED AND RAISED ME WHEN OTHERS LEFT ME)

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Comments (4)

luv to read stories of Merlin, how he pops up unexpected even in poems to weave his magik..
Love the alliteration in the second line and the crystal and diamond transport me to Merlin's cave, filled with clinging bottles and glass that hag from the ceiling.
Great questions even Merlin the magician can't change ever in the world!
The opening lines of this poem are so resonant and memorable that on hot clear days they automatically come to mind. The sense of the mythic - of a memory unimaginably long - echoes through the poem along with a deep sense of longing and loss. It is an elegy for lost worlds and kingdoms and at the same time contains the idea of their impossibility. A wonderfully evocative poem, musical, sad and sweet.