Treasure Island

Indira Renganathan


Art Of Lotus


Murky the heart soilure sad
Impatient the mind tainted
Dark and benighted
Absolving of sins
Meditate and contemplate multiple sittings
Resting like a lotus visioning a lotus
Does bloom a lotus?

Mire the pond muddy the aqua
Mucky mossy grimy etcetera
Afoul never the blooming flora
Lotus red and white and blue aesthetic vista
Aeonian seed speaks flowered to aura
Its austere affinity to climatic aroma
Extends over cosmology the hidden dogma

Conserves murky though a pond a seed
Ages later a lotus to bloom and heed
Nerves mucky heart its enigma
Births later enlightened to defeat stigma
In the heart's cave karmic-insight a 'lotus - dogma'

Submitted: Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Edited: Sunday, July 12, 2009

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  • Raj Nandy (3/29/2010 8:32:00 AM)

    The Lotus takes birth in muddy aqua, yet it remains unsullied and unblemished!
    Truely a symbolic flower of divinity! A meaningful poem truely! 10 +
    -Raj (Report) Reply

  • Sarvesh Kulkarni (1/11/2010 1:45:00 AM)

    'Mire the pond muddy the aqua
    Mucky mossy grimy etcetera
    Afoul never the blooming flora
    Lotus red and white and blue aesthetic vista'
    very true.
    wonderful poem ma'am.
    thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Seema Aarella (2/14/2009 4:54:00 AM)

    Reading your poem is like baring my body to a wisp of fresh moist breeze...! ! ! ! ! ! ! always refreshing! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Ahmad Shiddiqi (12/1/2008 4:12:00 PM)

    amazing piece of art! keep writing! dear, friend. could you read and comment on my newest poem, Mumbai Mourning, and other new poems, please? thank you. (Report) Reply

  • , aryaindia (9/8/2008 9:59:00 AM)

    Your slant references are very becoming of your chaste style of writing poetry that is refreshing. Thanks, arya (Report) Reply

  • Seema Chowdhury (9/3/2008 10:26:00 PM)

    a thought provoking poem.

    read my new poems if you want
    long journey of life
    moments
    get through in life
    shades of life
    whisper of the wind (Report) Reply

  • Kesav Easwaran (7/30/2008 8:57:00 AM)

    philosophy blooming a lotus here...lines adorned with lotus like words...a write ringing in lips and ears...a great poem this...vote ten petals for this (Report) Reply

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