Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Meditation ...










Today, at last, I decide to  seek my soul.

It has been hanging from the parapet,
a little below the Banyan tree
for long, now.

Today
it appears perfect
as there is an uncanny silence all around;
no rustling leaves
no whistling breeze
not even any distant chirping bird;
as if the universe waits in an animal quietude
before its birth from time's womb.

If only there hadn't been
 this rushing gushing noisy stream of thoughts
that keep flowing loud and vigorous
from my mind!

16 comments:

Monika said...

Taking birth from time's womb, Loved it. If only, these thoughts leave us some silent time for introspection, true!

Brian Miller said...

ah it can be so hard to find that place of peace in meditation when the mind is rushing here and there...i usually have to start by placing them one at a time to the side...

Rose said...

I love the thoughts that keep flowing from your mind Celest! Another delightful write :)

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Love that your soul has been hanging in a tree, waiting for some attention:) I enjoyed this poem so much!

The Unknowngnome said...

I'm with Rose. Keep it flowing!

Morning said...

love the word flow here,

well done,

joanna said...

Loved the concrete way you describe the location of your soul, and the sound of your thoughts! Very nice images. :)

suvaiba said...

hey...
well had my exams was just a little too busy
but thankfully they are over now and im happy..! :)
and meditation is serene
and so is your poem..! :)
:)
tc

Ed Pilolla said...

haha:) if only. i hear you, and them:)

ayala said...

Beautiful! I wish you peace always.

jennifaye said...

"as if the universe waits in an animal quietitude / before its birth from time's womb" >> powerful, brilliant words. keep writing!

Leo said...

Yes, serenity is still lost without peace of mind, and it happens more often than we can control it I guess!

BTW, what is a Bunyan tree? Is it Banyan itself, alternate spelling? :)

Leo @ I Rhyme Without Reason

Celestial Dreamz said...

^ thanx a lot. I wish I could have said poetic license ... but alas I cant ... as it was nothing other than a plain and simple case of horrible spelling mistake ... :( ... rectified and edited as per your suggestion.

Cяystal said...

Serenity often gets lost with the amount of happening hither tither. But still, we have to find peace.This was an beautiful expression of this.
Liked it immensely!

The Noiseless Cuckooclock said...

hope that your sould find its home.

haunting imagery, well done,

Mary said...

Unfortunately there are so often external interferences when one strives to seek one's soul! I hear you.

What a lovely interview of you in Poets United today; and thank you SO much for mentioning my blog. I am humbled.