“I see the Dawn ushering the New Year” – Welcome to New Year 2010.

1. I see the dawn ushering the New Year

     Its glorious colours thrilling the heart,

    I hear the song sweeter than nectar

   The little black bird pealing out in rhapsody,

  I see young maidens in their best costumes

 Gathering flowers, making themselves merry,

 Their smiles, like the hues of sapphire,

 radiating innocence,

 I see everywhere joy, the Mother Earth herself

 playing the guitar,

 Her sweet kiss and warm hug banishing fear

 from every head.

“The little black bird pealing out in rhapsody” – Koel, the Song Bird of India, known as Eudynamys scolopacea, the Cuckoo bird, Family Cuculidae, Order Cuculiformes.

2. I see the dawn ushering the New Year

     Making me remember the days gone by

    The struggle I had to walk erect

  To live in the world and still be out of it,

 To stand up to truth and with no grease to the palm,

 To be a teacher indeed was no mere dream

 And do one’s duty was itself its reward.

3. I see the dawn ushering the New Year

Rousing hopes in me of joining the immortals

To strain my utmost to get the vision of Beauty,

of Cosmic Effulgence,

To pour over pages to destroy lingering cobwebs

of ignorance and superstition,

To elevate the mind where none is seen as inferior

And vie with the chosen that leave their prints

on the sands of  Fame.

4. I see the dawn ushering the New Year

That works miracles, making hope eternal,

That provides the healing touch to the festering sores,

That puts down the flame in the cauldron,

That restores dignity to the downtrodden,

and helps us to proclaim

That Peace and Sanity shall reign

And the World shall always be One.

Composed by R. Suryanarayana Murthy in celebration of Telugu New Year ‘VIBHAVA’ on March 18, 1988.

Published by WholeDude

Whole Man - Whole Theory: I intentionally combined the words Whole and Dude to describe the Unity of Body, Mind, and Soul to establish the singularity called Man.

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