Treasure Island

ONElia AVElar

(Bulgaria)

A Lotus' dream


A lotus dreams of pollination
far from the fast streams...
My lotus pose for meditation
provokes insects and bees
to come, alight and look
for nectar, pollen, seeds
and so disturb my concentration,
ignore my higher needs
and bring a Buddha-smile to my face
by tickling tenderly my heels...

Submitted: Monday, November 17, 2008
Edited: Friday, March 27, 2009

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  • Vinod Kumar (11/17/2009 8:16:00 AM)

    Lotus is highly concentrated, it is the symbol of tripple balance and the godess of all art sits in the white lotus, nice poem, and of course the Bow Tree is also helps meditation, nice 10++ (Report) Reply

  • Mystic Indian (8/24/2009 3:19:00 AM)

    you've given words for the spiritual bliss that's so rare and hard to even speak about.10/10 (Report) Reply

  • Ivor Hogg (1/7/2009 2:29:00 PM)

    Not only stray thoughts distract perhaps Dame nature thinks you need to wake up (Report) Reply

  • Roland Bastien (12/7/2008 1:22:00 PM)

    I have been in a situation like this one. I know the feeling, searching for emptiness. there is a mantra that help me a lot
    kate, kate, para kate
    budhiye soha....

    good luck.
    Roland (Report) Reply

  • Emancipation Planz (11/21/2008 10:29:00 PM)

    I keep rereading this and have finally come to the conclusion I want whatever you are having to provoke.. all of everything contained within this poem...
    me tinkest you have made this in10tionally wealthy... (Report) Reply

  • Janice Windle (11/18/2008 5:54:00 PM)

    This is lovely, Onelia! We have a phrase about contrasting attitudes or viewpoints in English: 'from the sublime to the ridiculous' - your poetry so often exploits the possibilities of sublime meditation and teasing, absurd observations, both in the same poem, making me smile and think! You set the lotus position (so transcendental) against the physical sensation of giggly tickishness to wonderful effect - no pomposity in your poems - always easy, graceful and human! (Report) Reply

  • Onelia Avelar (11/18/2008 3:42:00 AM)

    My poem has nothing to do with lotus-eaters. I do not mind to learn more about them, so please teach me :) (Report) Reply

  • C. P. Sharma (11/17/2008 9:51:00 AM)

    One, it seems to have been written the bliss of trance:
    We scatter the pollens all around,
    New lotus bloom all over the pond.
    We, with your Buddha smile beam,
    And sip the nector of their dream. (Report) Reply

  • Donall Dempsey (11/17/2008 8:16:00 AM)

    This brought a Buddha-type smile to my face as it tickled my imagination.

    love Dónall Dónall (Report) Reply

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