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A Reluctant Diary

 

 

Clothes are a mask

My dear

Useless

And comical

Don't hide your face

Girl

You are full of beauty

 

oOo

 

Aktaion poor Aktaion

Torn to death by his own hounds

On command of angry Artemis

For no mortal may see

A goddess bathing

 

Of thousand times worse death

I am condemned to perish 

When your hand 

Beckons the ancient times

 

oOo

 

Following trajectory of Expectation

Landed my spaceship 

Forged from Desire

Into your Tranquility Sea

And with a surprise I saw

The Mount Revelation

And Certainty Valley

With Pleasure Falls 

And all the features 

I used to look at

Through the telescope 

As a schoolboy

 

oOo

 

Inconsolable Moon

Drops his crystal tears

Into the empty space

Not knowing

That down on Earth

Someone is trying to catch them

In despair

Someone whose arm is too short

Whose hand is quivering like Cupid's bow

In the morning frost

Whose arithmetic is too poor to know 

The probability of meeting 

Of one blinding crystal tear

One small hand

On the far end of the Earth

 

oOo

 

From goddess of love

The fastest arrow

Brought in the message

That couldn't wait

 

In secret hour

Without a sword

Come to my fiery gate

To worship

And drink the wine of truth

Attend the ancient rite

 

Come and behold

Entire world

Lay at my feet

Tonight

 

oOo 

 

To enter the gates of Nirvana

One Buddha-key shall I possess

In your arms

Thoughts of Eternity

Cannot tarnish the skies

In your arms

Wheel of Karma suspends its run

 

I'd like to learn the art of living

And not taking a breath

As the mysterious Female

Who advances without stirring

Yields without losing battle

 

oOo

 

I miss you, my love

Your sunny beaches at Montego Bay

Beaches at dusk

My secret hideaway

 

I miss the warmth of mahogany

Depth of black coral

Your girls finer than satin

Smelling of flowers and herbs

 

Your valleys and hills of unfathomable peace

With their children wise majestic serene

First breathless now aching

You left me

Jamaica

 

oOo
                          

Three-whites and hot mahogany

What a beautiful rhyme

Struck and pitiful I'm

One in a crowd one of many

 

It's really true that love

Brings out the worst in men

Chaos 'n' pain in heart and then

Regrets 'n' memories 's all I have

 

Stealing by ancient silky path

Another man a bit more bold

Captures the emerald treasure untold

It's time to write my epitaph

 

oOo

               

To every shadow

There is a light

Yang - Yin

To every arrow

A willing heart

Virtue - Sin

 

To every siren's lure

A lone sailor nearby

To every hawk

A magnificent sky

 

On your mission of mercy

Don't pay attention to road signs

For all roads lead to enlightenment

All roads lead to despair

 

When you come to the sanctum

Step carefully and barefoot

On the ancient mosaic

Of my soul

 

November 2 1984

 

 

Alpha - Omega

 

Don't turn the other way dear

You'll bring back my non-memories

You're spring in a desert

You're Fata Morgana

 

Let me carry the sky for you like umbrella

Let me have the birds sing for you

Let me be the lucky spot

Your foot touches first in the morning

 

Let me plant and harvest you field

Let me forgive all trespasses

Promises let me always keep

Let me be your pelican

Breeze playing with your hair

Your life eternal.

 

November 6 1984

 

Eighteen years later...

 

For one of your smiles

All Emperor's jade and emeralds

For one beat of your heart

Kingdom of mine

 

How far is the Sun

From my prison cell

How pale are the orchids

Without your breath sublime

 

You're in my dreams again and again

Laying your gifts upon my parched palm

Though in the morn' your place seems warm

I know I'd call your name in vain

 

How far is the Sun 

From my prison cell

How pale are the orchids 

Without your breath sublime

 

January  9  2002

 

oOo


As Earth in perpetual motion

I circle you

My Sun

My gravity

My cosmic law

 

I am the oak with roots of steel

In your mount'n

Stag guarding his does

In deep misty valley

Of dreams

 

 

 

The stars say

This is the last Winter

We must endure

The Spring to come

Promises warmth without end

On a bright mirror

Dust will not settle

Vessel of love

Cannot be emptied

If it is really full

The door-knocks are answered

And virtues sing their own songs


December 24 1984

 


                                                         

I've been told that space within

Fulfils the destiny of Grail

Yet what is in and what is out

And what is wrong and what is right

Knowing not - bound am to fail?

 

January 16 2001

 

                                                       

Kibbles and bits

And bits and bits

Virtues and sins

And sins and sins

Praise and the blame

The blame the blame

Moon and the sky

The same the same


January 21 2001

 

 
                                                            

There are crude rhymes

A slap in the face

There are rhymes like mother's arms

There are no rhymes some may think

And other that burn for days

 

November 9 2001

 

 

  

My most trusted Guru I asked

 Reverend Sir your teaching is clear

I must hold equally dear

A saint beggar or elephant tusk

 

But if some visitors from distant Cluster

In region of Maybe-love

Ask for a shelter I scarcely have

What about them my Master

What about them?

 

February 6,2002

 

 

 

With patience of Job I'm scouring the Ether

But no signs of life on bandwidth so cruel

Beam me up, Scotty, I've been a fool

Not on this planet I'm destined to meet her

 

July 22,  2002

 

 

HAIKU CORNER

 

Never the rain falls

On unjust and just alike

It's beautiful dream

 

(Weather of Spheres)  July 31, 2002

 

 

Walking through the Gate

No Master his snow-flakes gone

Memento Mori

 

( Zen)  August 1, 2002

 

 

 

Is it a fancy

Or lack of proper mane-ers

I am scared to ask

 

(Lion)  August 2, 2002

 

 

Unruly hairdo

Is not a good reason for

Disturbing his pride

 

(Lion 2)  August 2,  2002

 

 

You're treading softly

Oblivious of your kin

Who click-clang click-clang

 

(Caterpillar)  August 3, 2002

 

 

Wonder if you are

Missing the swish of arrow

My buffalo friend

 

 

Only your deer friends
See you in midst of forest
I keep the secret

August 4,  2002

 

 

Crafty touch of men

Eternal hand of Mother

Which do you prefer?

 

(Seal)  August 5,  2002

 

 

There's lot of glitter

Emeralds and pebbled gold

In mid-summer pond

 

August 5,  2002

 

 

 

TRANSITION  SEARCH AND RESCUE  PREQUEL

Once Upon A Time There Was A Meeting Of Souls... 

 

As Prophet is a mouthpiece for the Divine

Poet resounds the message of the Muse not his own

 

 

 

Eyes dark and deep

They oppress me so

When their fires meet

And scorch my trembling soul

Is it fear or love

Or your charming way

That took my defenceless

heart and mind away

 

What's awaiting me

In the arms of thee

Reveal your eyes clear

My crystal of seers

An ever faithful dove

I'll claim my birthright

Mirage of your love

My life's eternal light

 

Lyrics for "Ochi Chorniye" Russian Gypsy romance

 December 14, 2002,  March 10, 2003

 

 

Even wide ocean

Winds chilling the marrow

Can't stop the clever boy

His bow and arrow

Smile on his angel face

And without sympathy

Quickly released the darts

That wounded you and me

 

'Cause Galileo got it all wrong

I must keep singing this correction song

It's not the planets turning as due

It is my heart that spins

Because of you

 

Lyrics for Italian favourite "O Sole Mio"

Belle, be my only Valentine

January 23, 2003

 

 

Kalinka Kalinka Kalinka my love

Little strawberry raspberry in orchard

Ah under pine tree under the pine tree

You lay me down to my rest

Ay lyuli lyuli ay lyuli lyuli

You lay me down to my rest

 

Kalinka Kalinka Kalinka my love

Little strawberry raspberry in orchard

Ah gentle pine needles with your gentle needles

Play dirge above my forlorn head

Ay lyuli lyuli ay lyuli lyuli

Play dirge above my forlorn head

 

Kalinka Kalinka Kalinka my love

Little strawberry raspberry in orchard

Ah my charming beauty Kalinka don't tease me

Make love to me or I will die

Ay lyuli lyuli ay lyuli lyuli

Without your love I will die

 

Kalinka Kalinka Kalinka my love

Little strawberry raspberry in orchard

 

Lyrics for ''Kalinka''  Russian folk song

March 10, 2003

 

 

Drawn you have brow unfurrow'd

From your mother's horns of plenty

Peach 'n' cream to cream 'n' peach

Own pillows and delightful dreams

 

Stars and Moon stand you still

When my two darlings are resting

Precious gifts from above

Bringing heavens to Earth

 

Please dear Lord will you watch

My eyes are half-shut already

No-one else shall I trust

With such sweet treasure of mine

 

Stars and Moon ...

 

You are safe shielded from

The masters of destruction

In-between the sacred mountains

Deep in Paradise of peace

 

Stars and Moon...

 

Lyrics for Johannes Brahms' "Lullaby"

March 29, 2003

May 9, 2009

 

Hello Philippines

Bye Bye Glorified Abyss of North America

 

Amazing thing happened to me

On landing with Northwest Air

Tired was I but now I'm fresh

'Cause darling Belle was there...

 

May 11,  2003

 

Lyrics for TV "Lavender" series

    It is comforting to see there still are some programs left not dealing with murder, rape, opportunism and similar indignities.

What was the saying about endless repetition?

You play'd this song in big overtime

If tune or lyrics don't quickly change I'm

Going to go insane now

And it's your fault anyhow

Don't let me kiss my brains

My precious brains 

Goodbye

 

August 12, 2003

 

 

 

Blessed thou a tiny droplet in the Universe

Genesis renewed

Spring forward ring as a fine-fitting verse

Beautiful sweet and good

 

Prayerful guardians of womb are we

Heavy with the grace

That undeserved is soon to be

Born in a humble place

 

How can we repay the gift of precious thee

With meager thanks of ours

To Him who brings the life of new eternity

To our open doors

 

August 25 2003

 

 

Come here brats and bring the dough

I have goodies from the land of snow

Pick your flavour don't be late

None is left if you hesitate

Listen to my tune my battle drum

Lick the fine ice cream freeze your bum

 

(Lyrics for the ubiquitous vendor tune)

August 27, 2003

 

It's impossible

To pass the rich through needle's eye

And for one who asks to give away

It's impossible

For the exalted to become humble

In a rain to light a fire

It's impossible

To foster fears and really love

To hold a grudge and be forgiven

It's impossible

To stop my heart from racing wild

When I see you coming near me

It's impossible

 

September 19 2003

 

 

In a kingdom not too far

Little bit off centre

Where mountains dream in a mist

Maidens clad in silk and jade

Just wrinkle their noses

'N' patiently wait to be kissed

Where Sages left their footprints in stone

And Panda bear in bamboo grove

Is making his cozy home

A shadow looms on horizon

 

Many a man apprentice

Clamor to be enlisted

In army of Elvis Presleys

 

 

(The same in prescribed 'haiku' form)

 

Strange gods won't bless yield

Better to wipe sweat profuse

On your father's field

 

September 26 2003

      

 

Relevant Nursery Rhymes

 

Little Ram little Ram

Have you soiled your bum

Many times many times

And then some

 

Six times in the morning

Twelve times afternoon

My bum is dry only

Once in a blue moon

 

April 15, 2004

 

Beatles: Michelle (Reborn)

 

Giselle - gazelle swift and lanky

Keeps on leaping to hearts conquest

Giselle - gazelle under which lucky skies 

Will she come to her rest

 

With breath short and skipping my heartbeat

This' no more lovers' game

No wizard on the Earth

Can hope to find the magic that will this gazelle tame

 

With breath short and skipping my heartbeat

Senses in disarray

But she is indif'rent

And goes on dancing leaping prancing always having her way

Giselle - gazelle

 

With breath short and skipping my heartbeat

I pray the day soon come

That she would find the pasture 

Perfect in the corral of my ever aching arms

In a wake and in a sleep

I drown in the gazelle's eyes deep

Gazelle Giselle

 

May 16 2005

 

 

Portrait of a "TRAPO"

(traditional politician)

 

Yakity yak very loud

Cinky cink in Swiss account

Having a ball on public expense

To the poor voter making no sense

 

September 13, 2006

 

 

   

 

Girl, you're so beautiful

Come with me to network

I'll make you into starlet

Rich and famous bitch

 

Come with me to network

Throw demure and proper

I'll make you into starlet 
On my dirty show...

 

Lyrics to a tune with czardas flavour I met some 40 years ago.

 Never forgotten. What about the lyrics? I made up my own

 

August 11, 2008

 

    In some cultures deception starts at the kindergarten level. 

    Here is an example of unmodified truth.

 

Baa baa black sheep

Have you any wool

Yes sir, yes sir

Ten bags full

 

One for my master

One for my dame

Eight for the Bribernment

Who live down the lane.

 

September 12, 2008

 

 

 

My lines for Nana Mouskouri's favourite

Ag'in and ag'in

 

Posters are up posters are up

Sun is out Sun is out

Posters are down new crooks are in

Sun is up and cries ag'in...

 

 

Not the same mistake...

My lyrics for the Largo, New World Symphony, Antonn Dvořk

 

Philippines celebrate

Now that the Phoney's gone

Hopefully for ever

From Malacaang

 

Senator Senator

Will you pick the reins

Teach us how 

Not to make 

The same mistake again...

 

 

April 30, 2010

 

   

 

 

 

   

   Rare concert I had a chance to watch yesterday which I did not expect. Was it an allusion to renaissance in arts to come - or just a flashback to the old golden  years?

 

 

Quando Quando Qua-an-do

 

I didn't ask when she'll be mine

By herself she came, frauline

Although finding mine is 'klein'

She insisted she be mine

 

 If the 'mine' is really klein

Why the frauleins fall in line

What after the frauleins pine

Bottle o' wine - or love divine...

 

March 14, 2011

 

   

    One much loved tune  known as 'Rosamunde-polka' or 'Roll out the Barrel"' vas composed by Czech musician Jaromr Vejvoda in 1934.

    Here are my English lyrics more closely matching the original, "I regret the love I gave to you".

 

Refrain:

 

Long gone is love

Cold are the memories of kiss

Rivers of tears

Have married the salt of the seas

Regrets I have

His picture I've thrown over stern

Only hair of silver grace me

Standing under our lantern

 

September 13 2012

 

    Our 3rd grader asked us for help with "partner song". Never heard, it must be something invented by the same people who changed perfectly good directories to folders as a training for the 'new world order'. What a mentality. Among civilised people it always will be called "duet".

    My best favoured are Barbara Streisand with Neil Diamond, " You don't bring me flowers" and  Luciano Pavarotti with Celine Dion, "I hate you, then I love You".

November 06, 2012

 

Conversion of Desperado

after folk song from The Bandit of Brazil 1953 movie

 

Ole cangaceiro

Ole bellissima

Embellish my hacienda

I will give you heart of mine

Embellish my hacienda

I will give you heart of mine

 

In Rio wide my anger and my guns I cast

For every silver bullet daughter or son I ask

 

Ole cangaceiro

Ole bellissima

Embellish my hacienda

I will give you heart of mine

Embellish my hacienda

I will give you heart of mine

I will give you heart of mine

 

November 22, 2012