Treasure Island

Narsinh Mehta

[Adi Kavi] (1414? – 1481? / Talaja, Bhavnagar, Gujarat / India)

O today it’s Diwali!

O today it’s Diwali! O it’s the Festival of Lights for me!
For the Lord with garland of wild flowers, at last, has come to me!
He invites me and soothes the searing desolation of so many days!
O today it’s Diwali! O it’s the Festival of Lights for me!
For the Lord with garland of wild flowers, at last, has come to me!

Light, O Light the brilliant lamps! Draw rangoli with exquisite pearls!
Sing, O sing the auspicious hymns, sweet proud girls,
And beat, beat the festive drums,

[Hata Bildir]