Tuesday, April 29, 2008

On a dark night..

On a dark night,
Kindled in love with yearnings
oh, happy chance!
I went forth without being observed,
My house being now at rest.

In darkness and secure,
By the secret ladder, disguised
oh, happy chance!
In darkness and in concealment,
My house being now at rest.

In the happy night,
In secret, when none saw me,
Nor I beheld aught,
Without light or guide,
save that which burned in my heart.

This light guided me
More surely than the light of noonday
To the place where he was awaiting me
A place where none appeared.

Oh, night that guided me,
Oh, night more lovely than the dawn,
Oh, night that joined
Beloved with lover,
Lover transformed in the Beloved!

Upon my flowery breast,
Kept wholly for himself alone,
There he stayed sleeping,
and I caressed him,
And the fanning of the cedars made a breeze.

The breeze blew from the turret
As I parted his locks;
With his gentle hand
He wounded my neck
And caused all my senses to be suspended.

I remained, lost in oblivion;
My face I reclined on the Beloved.
All ceased and I abandoned myself,
Leaving my cares
forgotten among the lilies.

St. John of the Cross

* Translated from the original Spanish version "En una noche oscura".
St. John of the Cross has written two books on this poem, explaining its meaning as a metaphor of a soul that unites with God. The books are "The Dark Night of the Soul", and "Ascent of Mount Carmel".

Nevertheless, some modern critics take the poem for an erotic love poem, which it may seem to be at first look. *

Thursday, April 24, 2008

The 4th of April...A birthday medley..

I knit you together in your mother's womb. (Psalm 139:13)….I determined the exact time of your birth and where you would live. (Acts 17:26).) .... For you were made in my image. (Genesis 1:27)….. You are fearfully and wonderfully made. (Psalm 139:14)…. )…


I chose you when I planned creation. (Ephesians 1:11-12)…I knew you even before you were conceived. (Jeremiah 1:4-5)..You were not a mistake, for all your days are written in my book. (Psalm 139:15-16)… For you are my treasured possession. (Exodus 19:5)… My plan for your future has always been filled with hope. (Jeremiah 29:11)… Because I love you with an everlasting love. (Jeremiah 31:3)

My sister sent me the below;

You were born on Holy Thursday. There was a full moon and Kelvin and I had just discovered Werewolves.

What if she is a werewolf-baby I asked Kelvin as we walked from Church to town with Daddy for dinner ('cos Mummy was in the hospital). The moon (as it is its wont) followed us.

Wow! Kelvin said. Thrilled with the idea of a werewolf- baby sister. Gradually I came to like the idea too - I figured you would be like the puppy I always wanted :-p

Of course you were so much more. From a cute, rambunctious independent baby you grew into a gorgeous, rambunctious, independent young lady. Learning lessons at a young age that took me a decade or so to assimilate.

People seeing us together now always think that you are the older sister - your height, your confidence and your grace under pressure being the deciding factors. And they are right - in so many ways you are the bigger person.

Thank you for coming into our lives that beautiful Maundy Thursday night.
I couldn't have wished for a better Easter gift.

Sunita , Kelvin & Jenny , Belle & Chistan , Mummy & Daddy ,
i love you ever so dearly.

To my most treasured ones..Dave, Marianne, Jimmy, Susan, Sam & Sheilla

The lil angels..Rahul, Priyanka, Christine & Celynn.

Thank You for being my life’s greatest blessings.

And to all who wished and blessed me on that special day, Thank you.
God bless you ever so dearly.

Friday, April 11, 2008


All of You is more than enough for all of me
For every thirst and every need
You satisfy me with Your love
And all I have in You is more than enough

You are my supply
My breath of life
And still more awesome than I know
You are my reward
worth living for
And still more awesome than I know

All of You is more than enough for all of me
For every thirst and every need
You satisfy me with Your love
And all I have in You is more than enough

You’re my sacrifice
Of greatest price
And still more awesome than I know
You’re the coming King
You are everything
And still more awesome than I know

More than all I want
More than all I need
You are more than enough for me
More than all I know
More than all I can say
You are more than enough for me

Enough , by Chris Tomlin
Picture , by Albin Lobo