Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Melting Heart

Melting Heart ~ Shweta Mitra (02/20/12)
This painting came to me as a vision.

A friend commented on the painting:
As I see the painting, my heart sings the song ...
"Light my soul with thy holy flame.
let my darkness my sadness melt into light ... "
[Aguner poroshmoni chhoao pran-e]

The song fits the painting so beautifully.
It is a Bengali song by Rabindranath Tagore...

English translations to the lyrics go like this:

Touch my heart with your fire
So that this life
burns as a glorious offering.

Let this body
Be like a lamp among the heavens
And every song
Light up in glowing gesture.

In the heart of darkness
I shall feel your touch
Through the nights
As you light the stars
One after another.

No darkness shall
Veil this vision -
I shall find wondrous lights
Wherever I gaze.
And my tears
Will find a blazing fervor
As they reach up for the skies.

~Rabindranath Tagore


  1. Thanks Shweta : fine souls like Tagore have given beautiful insights into these "melting moments" as you are portraying so well !