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.