Treasure Island

Ranjit Ravindran

(12-12-1982 / Visakhapatnam)

Carpet Of Light


A carpet of light blinking at random,
Spreads silently in freedom;
The darkness around deepened the glow,
Unfettered it continued to flow,
Over the hedges and the fences.

The carpet seamlessly expanded,
With drops of light assembling;
A bead from east, a bead from west,
All trying to bond with the best!

That fluorescent organic glitter,
Made my heart flutter,
Promising a life better!

Submitted: Tuesday, November 03, 2009
Edited: Monday, July 11, 2011

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  • Budlea Ní Mhaolfhábhail (1/13/2010 5:49:00 AM)

    loved it, simply loved your capturing of sunlight/darkness, the spreading glow that warns the soul, light enveloping the soul! ! ! Lovely...keep writing...Ruth: -) (Report) Reply

  • Diane Violet (11/25/2009 5:15:00 AM)

    Extraordinary is this carpet of light...revelation, AHA moment...you've captured it well! (Report) Reply

  • Rani Turton (11/14/2009 3:23:00 PM)

    Light and darkness, two extremes that fascinate. Light often brings security but darkness can bring peace. I can see that your work does reflect this fascination. (Report) Reply

  • Anjali Sinha (11/9/2009 12:15:00 AM)

    now what is this carpet of light
    is it knowledge
    is it faith in god
    is it love?
    whatever, it was always there
    one has to only introspect to be lead towards it

    a powerful poem seeking introspection
    -10 anjali (Report) Reply

  • Mamta Agarwal (11/8/2009 10:33:00 AM)

    i can see here you are in a meditative state to percieve this carpet of light, beautiful imagery interwoven skillfully.

    thanks Ranjit

    Mamta (Report) Reply

  • Priyanka Bhowmick (11/6/2009 11:20:00 PM)

    dats a divine light which brings joy n happiness in the minds if ppl...
    very well scripted words... fine wrtten.. thanx (Report) Reply

  • Indira Babbellapati (11/6/2009 3:30:00 AM)

    it can be light of knowledge...
    it can be light of a revelation...
    it can be the light as it originally exists in all of us and which we aren't aware of... (Report) Reply

  • Stacey Watts (11/5/2009 9:42:00 PM)

    Very well written piece. I am going to probably not get the interpretation correct. I see this piece about destiny. I see it as the hope of things to come. Excellent work. (Report) Reply

  • R.k Das (11/5/2009 5:56:00 AM)

    there is beautiful rhyme and tremendous reason in this poem, thanx (Report) Reply

  • Indira Renganathan (11/4/2009 9:24:00 AM)

    To enlighten the soul...the festive illumination....simple but verstile rendering....enlightening...thank you (Report) Reply

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