Friday, January 28, 2011

Henna on my hand ..























The new Henna on my hands

caressed my palm with golden amber;

it merged with a new-found happiness;

a bliss that I longed for,

which earlier I let go, opening my fists

being at peace with my bargains and losses.

My Henna

told me what no one has.

The warm, vibrant hue, caressing my palm subtly,

whispered secrets of freedom

and laughter and

spoke about a passion

that I never knew before.

My only noun ‘love’ and the only verb ‘to wait’

fused into one with my Henna color.

As I sit here silently;

my silent Henna and I;

we speak volumes

that echo among the forests of time,

piercing the cobwebs of many pale nights.

And then my Henna gathers all my despair

my longings, and

my lovingly crafted love notes

and transfers them into a tiny word

called hope,

which now stands sublime and steadfast

seeking a never-ending forever,

and a permanence.


note: Henna has been used since the Bronze Age to dye skin (including body art), hair, fingernails. In several parts of the world it is traditionally used in various festivals and celebrations.

9 comments:

The Unknowngnome said...

Very uplifting.

Welcome back, it's been a while since your last post.

I enjoyed your statement of hope.

Celestial Dreamz said...

@ TUG thank you so much. good to see you after a long time. :-)

Lillian Susan Thomas said...

I like this spiritual poem, deeply satisfying. The colors you use are vivid as are the images.We have been put in the same little circle on poets united. I am new and just learning the ropes about blogging. Took me awhile to figure out how to comment on others poetry.

Celestial Dreamz said...

^ Thank you so much Lillian and a warm welcome. Visited your blog too and loved every bit of it.

Brian Miller said...

there is something deeply spiritual and moving in between your words...beautiful henna....thanks for the uplift today...

dustus said...

"which earlier I let go, opening my fists / being at peace with my bargains and losses." Great lines; also appreciate the tone of hope in your poem.

gautami tripathy said...

good one...

tears of the sky fall to the ground

Celestial Dreamz said...

@ Brian Miller, thank you for your encouragement
@ dustus, I am so glad you have like it
@ gautami Tripathi, thank you so much for visiting and commenting.

Steve Isaak said...

Solid, chatty work.