Sun Salute

 International Yoga Day – Sun Salute!

21 June 2017  –First day of Summer is an International Yoga Day.  Sun Salute to all.


Yoga Mat





Noble Silence

  • Noble Silence

Seasons come and go
life goes on.






ਸੁਭਾਨ ਤੇਰੀ ਕੁਦਰਤ

ਸੁਭਾਨ ਤੇਰੀ ਕੁਦਰਤ

SurU ivc iek DrqI ਜਨਮੀ

pQrIlI ਤੇ ryqIlI

iek hvw ਰੁਮਕੀ :

hr cIz ihldI nzr AwauNdI

sUrj sI qpS sI Agn sI

cwnx sI rOSnI sI

qy in`G sI ਮੌਲਣ ਦਾ ਸਮਾਂ ਸੀ[

DrqI, hvw, sUrj Agn qy ਰੋਸ਼ਨੀ

ijsmW nUM roSn krdy

iek ipAwr moh muhb`q dw

sunyhw idMdy

DrqI dI god dw in`G

jnm qy izMdgI

qy izMdgI nUM izMdw r`ਖx leI

bnspqI, hvw, Agn qy pwxI

dy ky bMdy nUM ਕੁਦਰਤ ਨੇ ikhw:

jIE qy horW nUM jIx idE!

jo vI kuJ auh Axid`sdI hsqI ny

bMdy leI isrijAw auh swrw

aus dI BlweI, bVweI qy cVHq leI sI[

ies mwhOl ivc jd idmwg pRPu`lq hoieAw

ieh iek AdBu`q, Adu`qI, ivksq pRvwh sI[

jo bMdy ny ies qrWH lY ilAw

ijvyN ieh koeI AYvy hI ਮਿਲਿਆ ਹੋਵੇy[

kudrq ivc swnUM hzwrW Aihm cIzW imlIAW

pr AsIN iehnW nUM AYvy imlIAw smJ ky 

iehnW dI kdr nhIN pweI[


ਸਨਿਮਰ ਚੁੱਪ

ਆਪੇ ਦੇ ਅੰਦਰ ਜਾ ਕੇ

ਆਪਣੀ ਚੁੱਪ ਦੇ ਸਨਮੁੱਖ ਹੋਣਾ!

jdoN AMdr dI sinmr cu`p suxweI dyx lg pvy

bwhr dw swrw Sor bMd ho jWdw hY

koeI bwhrI Awvwz suxweI nhIN idMdI

qn, mn, qy Awqmw iek sur ho jWdy

qy mn smwDI dI AvsQw ivc auqr jwdw hY[

Awpxy mn ivc cu`p dw vws krky hI

ies dunIAw dy vihmW Brmw, eIrKw,

qy fr qoN surKrU hoieAw jw skdw hY[

sUrj dy in`G nUM dyhI ivc smo lYxw

vgdI bybwk hvw nUM ichrw Cuhx dyxw

augdI auSw dI lwlI nUM pRxwm

cVHdy idn nUM jI AwieAW kih ky

kudrq dIAW nyhmqw dw siqkwr krnw

iksy dy kIqy Coty ijhy kMm leI

aus dw Sukrwnw krnw

AMdr dI cu`p ivc ivcrnw

A`KW jo vI kudrq dw

rMg-ibrMgw suhpwx dyKx

auhnW nUM mn ivc vswauxw

ieh qW kuJ vI nhIN

jo Aws pws ivcr irhw hY

aus nUM mihsUs krnw

izMdgI ivc KyVw Brn leI

ieh kwPI ho skdw hY

jy mn dIAW A`KW Awpxy Awp ivc

smwDI ivc lIn ho jwx[

jo koeI burw krdw hY

aus nUM kudrq dy inXm auqy C`f ਦੇਣਾ

ਮਨ ਨੂੰ ਸਕੂਨ ਦੇ ਸਕਦਾ ਹੈ

ਕੁਦਰਤ ਦਾ ਨਿਯਮ ਸਭ ਕੁਝ ਨਵਿਆ ਦੇਣਾ!




01 May – Green Tree Day

Sow new plants in the soil today

Save the trees and grow forests.


give us food and shade

and keep the air clean

wood for our housing

and many other things in the house

bed, table, chair, book shelf, door

walking on the wood floor.

May Day – Green Tree Day!


ਹਰਾ ਭਰਾ ਵਣ ਮਹਾਂ-ਉਤਸਵ

ਪੇੜ ਪੌਦੇ ਲਹਿਲਹਾ ਰਹੇ

ਪੌਣਾਂ ਸੰਗ ਗਾ ਰਹੇ 


ਮਹਿਕ ਹੈ ਮਿੱਟੀ ਵਿਚ

ਖਿੜੀਆਂ ਫੁ੍ਲਾਂ ਦੀਆਂ ਕੋਪਲਾਂ

ਹਵਾ ਰੁਮਕਦੀ ਖੁਸ਼ਬੋ


ਨਵਾਂ ਪੌਦਾ ਮਿੱਟੀ ਵਿਚ ਲਹਿਰਾ

ਰੁੱਖਾਂ ਦੀ ਰੱਖ ਰਹੇ

ਵਣ ਮਹਾਂ-ਉਤਸਵ ਮਨਾ 

Farmworker Women

Farmworker Women

(Dedicated to all those women  working in the BC farms)

Women come and work in
the wide spread BC farms.
Smiling and energetic they come
from the land of Punjab
educated, uneducated, married
unmarried young and old
all become slowly and slowly
hard-working farm labourers!
From the land of the five rivers
soon women arrive to Canada
they work in the farms every where.
Many of them are attracted to
Fraser Valley ornamented with
sharp rich colours of raspberry,
blue berry and strawberries.
Brides take off their gold and silk
come wearing  t-shirts and jeans
with soft henna coloured palms
women come with holding babies
women with pre-schoolers
women with grandparents
women with old in-laws and
some with old parents
and aunts and uncles
women with large families.
Women work around the clock
their hands work non-stop
in the fields of raspberry
blueberry and strawberry.
Women pick mushrooms
cut broccoli and sprouts
marshy land is under their feet
under the rain of pesticide
their hands get blisters
their feet get swollen
their eyes become watery
they breathe on fumes
and their arms, necks and faces
get infected with killer pesticides.
Working the soil they become soil.
Women work day and night
their hands work non-stop.
Longer hours more than dawn to dusk
women work and get tired
come back with aching feet and hands
when are taken back to their homes
in a stuffed van of a contractor
where they can not even breathe.
Working women, labourers, they just work !
They come back home late at night
tired and then they start home-shift –
cooking for their hungry children
for their men, for their large families.
they wash everybody’s dirty dishes
and do everybody’s laundry.
Women take care of everybody
– crying hungry or sick children
Women look after everybody’s needs
remain unaware of their own needs
women go to bed vary late
after everybody’s gone to bed
and after making preparations
for everybody  tomorrow’s work
and they have to get up very early
before the first ray of the sun rises
and get ready to go to the farms again.
Farmworker women are brave- Zindabad!


Surjeet Kalsey (1985)




Spring Blooming
phir vohi nazara hai phir bahar ka mausum hai
kaliyon ki mahek aur bhawron ka madrana hai
khushbu hai fiza main phulon ka muskana hai
kuchh yadon ka phir se mahak jana hai


2011 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 3,600 times in 2011. If it were a cable car, it would take about 60 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.