Standing by a Vast, Placid Lake

Dimna Lake at Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India

Dimna Lake at Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India

One fine evening,

standing by a vast placid lake,

deep blue in hue,

turning deeper every moment,

as the sun prepares to call it a day.

 

Watching the immeasurable,

unfathomable lake,

flanked…cuddled fondly

by dark mountains,

The lake looks so placid,

but not without mild ripples, crease-like,

produced by a soft tickle,

from a gentle, freshening breeze.

 

My heart, all of a sudden

goes up to the legendary muse,

the ‘Nature’s Priest’

 whose heart ‘leapt up’

when he saw a rainbow in the sky.

 

I try to feel, visualize, absorb

each nuance and emotion

the legendary poet must have gone through

in those divine…immortal moments,

and find myself blessed with

a strange calm and

tranquility of the soul

and a tryst with divinity.

 

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Ashok Misra

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