Monday, December 17, 2007

Little angel

He was supposed to have been born on my birthday but the drs advised them to bring the date forward as he was a huge baby.

Today afternoon I received a call that there was complications. I skipped lunch hoping it would make a change. Silly me. Few hours back we were told the little one was gone forever.

I’ve made so many calls today for work yet I can’t bring myself to call my friend.

We had been so looking forward to the little one.

To my friend and his family – god bless you and the little angel.


By Rabindranath Tagore
It is time for me to go, mother; I am going.

When in the paling darkness of the lonely dawn you stretch out your arms for your baby in the bed, I shall say, "Baby is not there!"--mother, I am going.

I shall become a delicate draught of air and caress you; and I shall be ripples in the water when you bathe, and kiss you and kiss you again.

In the gusty night when the rain patters on the leaves you will hear my whisper in your bed, and my laughter will flash with the lightning through the open window into your room.

If you lie awake, thinking of your baby till late into the night, I shall sing to you from the stars, "Sleep mother, sleep."

On the straying moonbeams I shall steal over your bed, and lie upon your bosom while you sleep.

I shall become a dream, and through the little opening of your eyelids I shall slip into the depths of your sleep; and when you wake up and look round startled, like a twinkling firefly I shall flit out into the darkness.

When, on the great festival of puja, the neighbours' children come and play about the house, I shall melt into the music of the flute and throb in your heart all day.

Dear auntie will come with puja-presents and will ask, "Where is our baby, sister? Mother, you will tell her softly, "He is in the pupils of my eyes, he is in my body and in my soul....

ps : this is another friends child - nothing to do with the previous post.

4 comments:

Keshi said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
visithra said...

please do read the post carefully if you plan to comment - my friends baby passed away

im removing the comment

krishna said...

thats bad,
I am suprised this happens even in todays world of advanced medicine. I just cant imagine the state of the mother only time can heal.

visithra said...

there is something called fate - not everyone can be saved