DECISION

In POETRY by Jacek Dziubiński0 Comments

Depicting a scene from The Bhagavad-gita, Song of God. The famous conversation between the warrior Arjuna and the Supreme Being, Krishna, here posing as Arjuna’s charioteer at the onset of the battle of Kurukshetra, circa 3200 B.C.

Arjuna sat on the ground with his legs crossed.
After hearing out Krishna’s words
his head was swarming with noisy images:
the hand of the father aiming a knife to hit his son,
invaders raping and pillaging villages,
clouds of dust and rivers of blood on the battlefield.

The arguments have dissolved,
the baggage of experience and knowledge has vanished without a trace,
dispelling any hope for rational judgment.

The budding decision was like a long,
vertical bright crack in the dark.

He rose suddenly with no help from his hands
and straightened up slowly and with dignity.
– This is the way of the world, I Am That.
Battle cannot be avoided – he thought as he took a sweeping look across the plain.

About the Author
Jacek Dziubiński

Jacek Dziubiński

Jacek Dziubiński is educated in philosophy, a writer, poet, translator, painter and book designer. He loves the mountains, the sea and solitude. Jacek's website. Other LEVEKUNST articles by the same author.

Translated by Miron Rusek
Photo by Krishna Book

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