Creation Of Man. Poem Recast. P.S.Remesh Chandran, Trivandrum.
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Creation Of Man-Poem-P.S.Remesh Chandran,
Editor,Sahyadri Books&Bloom Books.
TEARS AND LAUGHTER.
Recast in the True Poetic Form for The First Time,
By P.S.Remesh Chandran, Editor,
Sahyadri Books & Bloom Books, Trivandrum.
Kahlil Gibran did not like the dull wits and the half wits
of his times trying to sing his songs. So this magical
poet hid his exquisite tunes behind the mask of blank
verse. Whoever touches his songs, it is said, will suffer
and undergo the same fate he depicts in his poems. Now
they are recast to bring out the rich musical content in them.
The following songs have been slightly edited and recast
in the True Poetic Form so that all the world may sing.
THE CREATION OF MAN
THE CREATION OF WOMAN
A POET'S DEATH IS HIS LIFE
SONG OF THE RAIN
SONG OF THE WAVE
A LOVER'S CALL
It is hoped that Kahlil Gibran's other works also will be
brought out in the True Poetic Form by others elsewhere.
Sahyadri Books & Bloom Books, Trivandrum presents
the first song in the series, THE CREATION OF MAN
before the poetry-appreciating public for their approval,
enjoyment and singing.
1. THE CREATION OF MAN.
Recast in the True Poetic Form by
P.S.Remesh Chandran, Editor,
Sahyadri Books & Bloom Books,
Furnace of Anger gave consuming fire,
Desert of Ignorance gave searing wind,
The shore of Selfishness sharp-cutting sand,
And feet of Ages coarse earth from under.
Combining them God fashioned Man and gave
To him a blind power, raging and driving
Him into madness which extinguishes
Only before gratification of Desire.
And placed in him Life which is the spectre of Death,
God laughed and cried, felt overwhelming Love
And Pity, and beneath his guidance sheltered Man.
( will continue........... )
God created man out of fire, wind, sand and earth provided by anger, ignorance, selfishness and ages respectively, leaving no mighty element untouched and unutilized in his creation. It was expected that the raging blind power blown into him would drive him into his inborn madness which would extinguish only upon attainment of gratification of his desire, consuming him finally. That was the scheme. Desire was invented and designed naturally for him. Then God placed life in him which is in fact a manifestation and the haunting ghostlike presentiment of death. God knew that man would someday die which man alone did not know until he ate the fruit, lost his innocence and divined the ultimate knowledge of life and death. The instant he ate the fruit, the first dead leaf fell in the garden. God did see in advance his creation going after desire and after a brief span of life lying somewhere dead and still. That was why he laughed and cried, feeling overwhelming joy and pity for his doomed fragile creation, and decided to protect man under his guidance like a child who will never grow.