Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Miracle of Divinity!



Krishna, how you tingle the senses
like you did with the gopis;
one moment you are there,
another, you disappear.
Is it an illusion?
Are you not here and there-
Everywhere, omnipresent?
Then, why do some days
brighten with your glimmering rays
while some are clouded by your hurting absence?

Your word is a lesson.
Your persona life itself.
As I search for you
hither and thither
among brook and stream,
while awake and in dream
your peacock-feather crown,
the soul stirring notes from your flute
sway me away
rocking me to and fro
and then, I know -
You are always there
In my life's voyage.
I see You Krishna.
I see You holding the row of my sail,
always and ever in sunshine and in gale!


Poetry Potluck: Magic&Miracles, Wonder&Wizardry

23 comments:

Sridharan said...

Dear Shail,
A great verse as usual. This should have been the offering dearest to the Lord's heart.
Though he is there, omnipresent, at times we feel his absence and that is our suffering. And on many days we are able to feel his presence and hear his melody.
As I was reading your lines I could hear the flute at a distance.
Great work, Shail.
I don't want to repeat myself. but I have to say this. This only makes my longing for your poetry book even more intense.
love,
sridhar

sonal said...

Loved it. You have painted a terrific sketch of Lord Krishna and his devotee in this verse.

D.Dasgupta said...

The flute spoke to me to and I landed here. Enjoyed reading the poem. I wish it were a moonlit night.

oj-da

Shail Raghuvanshi said...

Dear Sridhar,

That my poem could make you hear the Lord's flute gives me a lot of happiness. It also means that Lord Krishna's grace is with you.

Nice Day
Shail

Shail Raghuvanshi said...

Dear Sonal,

Your comments are always appreciated as you were the first person to share your views on this blog. I remember that.

Thanks.
Shail

Shail Raghuvanshi said...

Dear Oj Da,

It feels great to have you out here! And that my poem moved you so is joy in itself.

Hope to draw you here more often:)

Shail

irnewshari said...

Great one Shail. Your poem nicely captures the spirit of Krishna. Truly we need a krishna to guide us in to day's mad world.

Hari

Shail Raghuvanshi said...

Thank you Hari. True, we do need a Krishna. The problem is that He resides within us guiding us all the time but we allow the illusion of maya to cover His guidance and then, like I kept searching in the poem, we keep searching for Him "hither and thither."

Bhargavi said...

Shail,
Even though I didn't read this poem o Janmashtami Day..I feel I can relate this wonderful one in our daily life, isn't it!
He is everywhere, holding our sails of life...how true!

Shail Raghuvanshi said...

Dear Bhargavi,

I am glad you liked the poetry. Yes indeed, it is a lovely emotion, this devotion. It can really do wonders!!

oliviasbiopiclog said...

I have kind of been a follower of Shri Krishna.. I still hold on to the 1st plastic effigy I bought of the God.. I once saw him as my companion.. xox

Shail Raghuvanshi said...

Hi Olivia. So sweet - you still have that effigy. God bless! And nice of you to drop in here.

Best,
Shail

Jingle said...

lovely entry,
the imagery is super stunning...
Thanks for then love for potluck poetry.
you rock!

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fiveloaf said...

and his omnipresence really eases your thoughts in the end-- great!

Shail Raghuvanshi said...

Thanks Jingle. Inspiration is important and you provide you in sufficient quantity with the help of your blog.

Shail Raghuvanshi said...

Thanks Fiveoaf. Yes, the Creator's thoughts can banish away conflict but we turn to other avenues.

TALON said...

I enjoyed this poem. The flow was lovely and the rhyme so well done.

Olivia said...

Very well done Shail Dearest..

I have felt drawn ever since I knew the name.. I still have that Plastic Krishna that I had bought when I was 2 years of age.. soon would blog post it..:)

That is why he is known as "chaliya" the illusionist..!!

Love xxx

Shail Raghuvanshi said...

I enjoyed this poem. The flow was lovely and the rhyme so well done.

Shail Raghuvanshi said...

Shail,
Even though I didn't read this poem o Janmashtami Day..I feel I can relate this wonderful one in our daily life, isn't it!
He is everywhere, holding our sails of life...how true!

Shail Raghuvanshi said...

lovely entry,
the imagery is super stunning...
Thanks for then love for potluck poetry.
you rock!

Shail Raghuvanshi said...

Dear Shail,
A great verse as usual. This should have been the offering dearest to the Lord's heart.
Though he is there, omnipresent, at times we feel his absence and that is our suffering. And on many days we are able to feel his presence and hear his melody.
As I was reading your lines I could hear the flute at a distance.
Great work, Shail.
I don't want to repeat myself. but I have to say this. This only makes my longing for your poetry book even more intense.
love,
sridhar