Monday, November 17, 2008

Vital spark of heavenly flame

I came across this poem in high school. A poem about death. The feeling just moments before a slow, peaceful (well I would like to think that way) death.

Legendary stuff from the great English poet, Alexander Pope.

Vital spark of heavenly flame!
Quit, O quit this mortal frame:
Trembling, hoping, lingering, flying,
O the pain, the bliss of dying!
Cease fond Nature, cease thy strife,
And let me languish into life.

Hark! they whisper; angels say,
Sister Spirit, come away!
What is this absorbs me quite?
Steals my senses shuts my sight,
Drowns my spirit, draws my breath?
Tell me, my soul, can this be death?

The world recedes; it disappears!


  1. watta a mangala-garamaana beginning.. yendaa! blog panna vera edha topic kadakalaiyaa?


  2. Karthi, ha ha. saavu is part of life da mama. As Sivaji says in Devar Magan, "ella paya mavanum, yennikavadhu sethu thaan poganum…". It doesn't matter…