Happy Birthday Mr. Bachchan…
Wishing Mr. Amitabh Bachchan a glorious happy 69th birthday. At this time, I would like to quote Shakespeare in trying to sum up the tiger traits that I more than often see in the immaculate Actor. A tiger ( or a Lion as I refer to him most times ) who remains modest and humble, and yet there remains those flashes of the Angry Young man when provoked. I also share a poem ” Amitabha” that I had written sometime back.In the last 42 years of the Actor’s career, many stars have burned out into the nadirs of their own kismet, while Mr. Bachchan continues to shine, 42 years on…
Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more,
Or close the wall up with our English dead!
In peace there ’s nothing so becomes a man
As modest stillness and humility;
But when the blast of war blows in our ears,
Then imitate the action of the tiger:
Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood.
King Henry V Quote Act iii. Scene 1.
Boundless light, eternal flame
Where is your source ?
Where do you begin?
Raging the heart’s desire is your name..
Blazing, burning all that sin ,
Braving gales of dust and storms …
Settling at times, leaping tempestuously..
Infinite, with no shape or form
Warming the bare,
Scorching passionately ..
Inferno, may you always burn
While love patiently waits its turn..