Visions of Unity: Poetry and Lyrics

Lyrics and Poetry by Marilyn Allysum

Wind Blows Thru Lotus Leaf (Track #1)

From the Silent distance
Toward Us
Toward Us the
Ancient thundercloud
Drums Climb
Climb
To penetrate the
Vastness

Of the Way
To our
Heart
As One.

Wind Blows Through
Clay
Clay rounded and fashioned
Open
Open by fingers
Touching
Touching Earth to Breathe
Flute whistles to Awaken
Awaken
To all possibilities from
All Drumming People

Look to East
South
West
North
Sing
As Lotus Leaves
Dance
Dance in
Waters deep
Show the
Light before us
Strong.

The Coolness Within (Track #5)

by Sant Ajaib Singh
Arranged by Marilyn Allysum

Darasha piya da pa lava,
Mai tera vichorda
Tha lava ve menu rata dine
Taraphanda
Tere darasha bina jinda tho thari,
Ve mera lakha da jiva na janda.
Darasha piya da pa lava…

Let me have the darshan (glance) of the
Beloved
And remove the separation
Which is tormenting me
Day and night.
Without your  darshan
My soul is empty
My life, worth millions, is going on
Uselessly.
This life is a priceless ruby,
Don’t waste it at the rate of shells.

Visions of Unity (Track #6)

Vah mere Sawan, vah mere data
Dukhiya da sahara tu
Ghat ghat de vich vasda hoya,
Phir hai sab to nyara tu.

Great are You my Sawan. Great are You my Giver
You are the support of the miserable ones.
You dwell within all but are different from all.
Your light is within everyone;
Your plays are unique.

Moon Mountain (Track #8)

Mountain Path
Take me there
In the sweet folds
Of your arms of light…
Lead me up to the heights
To soar from the cliffs
Hold me tight
Ocean night

Full Moon lifts from
Your crown
What is this magic
You bring
I remember you now
As You dance
Through the tree songs
And keep me safe
Ever following Your face.