Monday, February 25, 2013

Happy Birthday George Harrison

Happy Birthday 
(and onward journey)
 George Harrison
(February 25, 1943-November 29, 2001)
Love comes to everyone
 Not unsung
 I remember the ponies in the distance 
The beautiful gift bestowed upon humanity 

I know the day will come

When my sight of this world shall be lost.

Life will take its leave in silence

Drawing the last curtain before my eyes.

Yet stars will still shine at night.

And mornings rise as before.

And hours will still leave like sea waves.

Casting up pleasures and pains.

When I think of this end of my moments

The barrier of the moment breaks,

And I see by the light of death

Your world with its careless treasures.

Rare is its lowliest seat.

Things that I have longed for in vain,

And things that I got -- let them pass.

Let me but truly possess

The things that I ever spurned and overlooked.

-- Rabindranath Tagore, 1913