“The Goddess of Wealth
…who sits on the Red Lotus flower
offers the fair flow of water,
affluence of paddy harvest,
…name and fame,
…lots of wealth and property;
she also always offers longevity
…for those who are not deceptive and trickery!”
(V.K. Kanniappan translation from Tamil Nalvazhi)
“In the end, a finished polished piece…
Makes the artist, happy and at peace.
The work is finally done…
What hard work, finished-Now
feelings of enjoyed fun.”
(M. Gale in A painted house is like a poem)
When a zen master ask you: where are you going to buy your ticket?
How will you respond?
”“What kind of house is this,” he said
“Where I have come to roam?”
“It’s not a house,” said Judas Priest
“It’s not a house . . . it’s a home””
(Bob Dylan in The Ballad of Frankie Lee and Judas Priest)
“Foot ball’s fate is to be hit by feet
Kicks from all sides the poor is to meet.
Each team carries it to the goal of opponent
This homeless has no place permanent.”
(Prof Niamat Ali Murtazai in Foot Ball)