Sweetness of Melancholy



(Inspired from the love and devotion of princess Mirabai to Lord Krishna)


I have roamed through different paths of this life

where is the coveted ambrosia of solace?

my soul is so bruised from the piercing stones of sarcasms

hurled blatantly by this indifferent world,

and I keep seeking you while asking myself the question

as to how many harsher trials should I brave.


The earth has blossomed in a flurry of colors

signalling the ripening beauty of another spring,

and animals scurry about with renewed bouts of energy

accompanied by the joyous chirping of birds,

yet, my heart remains trapped in a dreary winter chamber

brooding solely on our separation’ s stinging ache.


Sunlight scatters pearls in the still waters of the lake

in which the twin swans gleefully glide,

as they contentedly enjoy the supreme bliss of togetherness

entirely oblivious of all watching eyes,

making me long all the more for your presence

to add splashes of color to my life.


In the mountain of devotion with all its nuances

I stand at the very pinnacle,

after sacrificing all transient earthly bonds

that deter me from my fulfilling my desires,

of continuing this endless journey searching for your love

to pacify the emptiness of my soul.


When a bright day melts into a coal black night

I am reminded of your dusk hued charm,

and as the wind whistles through dense bamboo forests

I hear the subtle notes of your flute,

while the celestial orbs of revered sun and moon 

reminds me of your radiant face.


Now the paths before me have partially darkened

as this thick cover of fog descends,

my blurry vision perceives no footprints to follow

on this hardened, rarely visited terrains,

still, I will walk this path with a mind rooted in faith

that I would be united with you at its end.


©Anjana Vipin E

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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.

10 thoughts on “Sweetness of Melancholy

  • January 31, 2018 at 4:56 PM

    Seeking the elusive love is saddening, yet having faith in what is in the heart takes us on the right path. This is a beautiful piece in melancholy, Anjana. Take care.

    • January 31, 2018 at 7:19 PM

      Thank you dear Phyllis for visiting my page and leaving behind your kind words..I greatly appreciate your support..

    • January 31, 2018 at 7:21 PM

      Thank you so much dear Tony..I am delighted to know that this effort found favor with you..humbled by your kind words of support..

  • January 31, 2018 at 5:10 PM

    I think the faith like Phyllis said is powerful in this amazing piece. The statement at the end solidifying my thoughts. Excellent work my friend. Thumbs up.

    • January 31, 2018 at 7:24 PM

      Thank you my dear friend Paul for your constant support…I am so happy to know that you liked this and I really value your kind feedbacks..

    • February 1, 2018 at 1:24 PM

      Thank you so much dear Kurt..so happy to know that you liked it..I so appreciate your kind feedback..

  • February 5, 2018 at 11:53 AM

    She believed when everyone mocked her, when everyone couldn’t even dare to think, to grasp… dearest Anjana, You seriously must collect those treasure pieces into one folder, I believe one day You will/must publish a book about Princess Mirabai’s Love and her journey, her tales that are inspiration, in Your style You always amaze me with the expressions You gorgeously write with, one might find them simply, but theythey wonderfully hold deep meanings, hugs my dear for another divine treat.

    • February 5, 2018 at 1:28 PM

      Thank you so much dear friend for the wonderful suggestion….When WN broke down, I really thought I had lost all my poems..I didn’t have the common sense even to save in another folder what I had written..Only now I have begun to do that..I am truly delighted to know that you liked this effort my dear friend and I am so grateful for the wonderful gift of your friendship and support..

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