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