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Image: detail from "Angad The Teacher" - an oil painting-in-progress by L.T.P.R.


Angad's Gurmukhi




Angad saw the symbols

In random disarray

Images of phenomena in the apparent world

Script that ushers to the mind, reality

A mark for sorrow, a mark for war, a mark for lineage

Angad saw the symbols

He ordered and refined them

A palette for the poetry of Gurus

A medium for reverence

An opus for the people

A mark for One,

A mark for God -

The primary

And the perpetual,

Two human strokes and stylistic curves

Become the precedent,

From sheer propensity

Gurmukhi sings 

Angad saw the symbols -

In service, in humility

The essence crafted the imagery he saw

The script and the scripture,

Emanate from God


January 3, 2010

Conversation about this article

1: Manbir Banwait (Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada), January 03, 2010, 11:08 PM.


2: Gurbani Kaur (New Delhi, India), January 04, 2010, 11:49 AM.

You touch chords that no one else does. You seem to have the knack of piercing right into the heart of something. Now I understand why we revere Gurmukhi as being a sacred gift. Thank you!

3: Jessie (Montreal, Quebec, Canada), January 05, 2010, 5:19 PM.

You have put volumes into these few beautiful lines! Thank you ...

4: G. Singh (E.U.), February 13, 2010, 3:41 PM.

Thank you for posting an awesome poem.

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