A Temple Pond

TEMPLE POND

A TEMPLE POND…

A long flight of cracked stone steps

partly covered with a thin layer of moss,

leads to a sacred reservoir of myriad beliefs

in the form of a devotees’ much revered temple pond,

where rays of sun weave a shimmering layer

on the surface of placid waters.

 

How it resembles a green glass mirror

embedded so steadfastly into earth’s surface,

in which the adjacent trees compete to get a glimpse

of their slender and  lengthy reflections,

and in which some fallen leaves float rapturously 

 enjoying their privileged afterlife.

 

When I place my feet in the crystal waters,

it seems as if every body cell is revitalized,

while an inexplicable soothing wave of coolness

washes over my entire being,

as curious little fishes come up to the surface

to nudge the stranger who invaded their sanctuary.

 

Nearby, an age old banyan tree stands

its gnarling roots penetrating soil’s unseen depths,

and tremulous leaves seem to chant enlightening words

of wisdom devoured from ancient texts,

as it spreads its unparalleled umbrella of shade

to varied species of birds and animals.

 

The tears of how many troubled souls

may have merged with the pond’s knowing waters,

and how many may have experienced  solace 

in the comforting ripples of its gentle embrace,

as a dip in it confers all thoughts cleansed

before seeking the temple deity’s blessings.

©Anjana Vipin E

Anjana

I am a postgraduate in the field of biotechnology. I always had a profound appreciation for all forms of creative writing and I have been writing poetry in writers network for two years. At present, I am residing in Rutherford, New Jersey. Thank you so much for visiting my page and I would be delighted to have your valuable feedback.

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Anjana

I am a postgraduate in the field of biotechnology. I always had a profound appreciation for all forms of creative writing and I have been writing poetry in writers network for two years. At present, I am residing in Rutherford, New Jersey. Thank you so much for visiting my page and I would be delighted to have your valuable feedback.

6 thoughts on “A Temple Pond

  • February 8, 2018 at 3:47 PM
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    Such a lovely, peaceful verse, Anjana. Your words describe a beautiful and ancient place of solace. I love the image you chose. Well done dear friend.

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    • February 8, 2018 at 8:22 PM
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      Thank you so much dear Phyllis..I am so happy that you liked and I so appreciate your encouragement and support..

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  • February 8, 2018 at 4:36 PM
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    A beautiful descriptive poem that evokes such tranquility. Well penned and expressed dear Anjana, really enjoyed it.

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    • February 8, 2018 at 8:24 PM
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      Thank you so much dear Tony..delighted to know your feedback and I am always grateful for your friendship and kind words..

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  • February 9, 2018 at 12:27 PM
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    Serenity is what you describe when writing about thi s place. It sounds so relaxing and rejuvenating. I think I may need to spend some time at a plkace like that. Excellent word my dear friend

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    • February 9, 2018 at 8:53 PM
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      Thank you my dear friend Paul..I am delighted that you liked this effort and I so appreciate your kind words of support..

      Reply

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