THAT BEAUTIFUL FACE

To meet requirements of this assignment on its day-6, I have randomly chosen two poems from a website, ‘All Poetry’ and have tried to come out with something new with the words available. Here they are:

(2) Beauty of Her Face: A sonnet by Dante Alighieri – based on its translation given on the website.

BEAUTY OF HER FACE
(Sonnet)

For certain he hath seen all perfectness
Who among other ladies hath seen mine:
They that go with her humbly should combine
To thank their God for such peculiar grace.
So perfect is the beauty of her face
That it begets in no wise any sigh
Of envy, but draws round her a clear line
Of love, and blessed faith, and gentleness.
Merely the sight of her makes all things bow:
Not she herself alone is holier
Than all; but hers, through her, are raised above.
From all her acts such lovely graces flow
That truly one may never think of her
Without a passion of exceeding love.

Here is my version:

THAT BEAUTIFUL FACE

Among ladies of blessed faith and gentle perfectness
Her face has a peculiar grace, wise and raised above
That all who are there looking holier in her presence
Her humble acts, with passion, beget all to bow behind her
For someone who combines his thoughts on beady with grace
She is Godly holier, her face embodying that perfectness
A flow of love, exceedingly clear and wise, so wisely clear
That mere sight of the sight of her draws a clear line of envy
O God, thanks, for making her beauty so blessed and perfect
With a face that tells me she is alone holier than all..

©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey – https://santoshchaubey.wordpress.com/

I AM OR I AM NOT?

To meet requirements of this assignment of Writing 201 on its day-6, I have randomly chosen two poems from a website ‘All Poetry’ and have tried to come out with something different with the words available (with slight additions). Here they are:

(1) Face To Face: This one is by Rabindranath Tagore.

FACE TO FACE

Day after day, O lord of my life,
shall I stand before thee face to face.
With folded hands, O lord of all worlds,
shall I stand before thee face to face.

Under thy great sky in solitude and silence,
with humble heart shall I stand before thee face to face.

In this laborious world of thine, tumultuous with toil
and with struggle, among hurrying crowds
shall I stand before thee face to face.

And when my work shall be done in this world,
O King of kings, alone and speechless
shall I stand before thee face to face.

Here is my version:

I AM OR I AM NOT?

I am face to face before you O lord of all worlds
Or I am not?
With folded hands, day after day, I ask you
But I find my silence still standing behind my solitude

I am or I am not?
Life is filled with hurrying crowds of such thoughts
My heart has been humbled with its tumult
And my face tells the toil it inflicts on me

O King of kings, under and beyond this sky
I am alone and helpless in this laborious world of yours
Struggling with my conscience, my conscience struggling with me
Waiting, when a face to face you will leave me speechless

©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey – https://santoshchaubey.wordpress.com/