Sweetness of Melancholy
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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10 thoughts on “Sweetness of Melancholy”
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.
Thank you dear Phyllis for visiting my page and leaving behind your kind words..I greatly appreciate your support..
A very heart-felt emotive verse, so beautifully penned in phrasing and imagery Anjana. Kudos my dear friend.
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..
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.
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..
Faith is so loving and wonderful – where would we be without our faith?… Nicely penned Anjana
Thank you so much dear Kurt..so happy to know that you liked it..I so appreciate your kind feedback..
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.
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..