Sunday, April 20, 2008


“Rise and shine” she said.
The smell of fresh coffee conquered the nostrils.
She stood there simpering.
A silhouette against the window.
The scent of aromatic hair oil diffusing;
Fragrance of imprisoned jasmines,
Emanated from her braids.
A dulcet ditty! A ripple of prettiness!
She opened the window panes and cast
The curtains to one side, allowing the morning
Breeze, to caress our body, with a sweet chill.
Morning mist swallowed the perfume of the soil,
Lurked over the vista, like smoke, as the
Green meadows exhaled vapor.
Sodden earth, trying to grin, in the early light.
A forlorn tree cast its long shadow,
Over the placid waters of the pond.
Silvery clouds rubbed shoulders amid the blue sky,
While wandering over the hills and dales.

Somewhere, in the ground floor, a baby
Was crying, for the mother’s breast.
A lonely row-boat slithered over the calm
Water of the lake, dodging the water hyacinths
Floating, in full glory with its purple flowers;
Some one trying to catch a stray fish with a rod.
Birds chirping in the air; in the distance, echo
The melodious whistle, of a stranded train.
The nature in philharmony!

I am in euphoria, a trance, a stupor…
I am a part of this wonderful universe!

“Drink that coffee, before it gets cold”.
I thought I heard a far away voice,
Rippling in the air, telling me...
It broke my reverie; she was there near me.
I pulled her hand and drew her to my side.
A prologue, to the sweetest moments of matrimony!
A lullaby for the soul….


Kunjubi said...

I am in euphoria, a trance, a stupor…
I am a part of this wonderful universe!.......

I pulled her hand and drew her to my side.
A prologue, to the sweetest moments of matrimony!
A lullaby for the soul….Tranquility
Now read this.....

Teri C said...

A beautiful, tender reverie!

Kunjubi said...

TERI! i am mighty glad that you found my post Tranquility from the multitude of other publications, and have taken the effort to let me know how you liked it. I am delighted. I presume that the scenario is a little different from what you have seen in the neighbourhood, but it is a replica of what we have here.Please make it a point to go through my other posts whenever you have some time to spare, and enjoy reading them. I promise i will not spare your post as advised. Happy reading.. cheers, with love and peace. kunjubi.

Latha said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! Kunjubi, what a tremendous power of imagination you have!! I am spoilt for choice to choose the most deserving verses of this poem. Every line, every word is a master piece - a class of its own! Did you really start writing only from last June? I doubt though.

Kunjubi said...

I am too enchanted to hear yr approval of that poem. You are a true connoiseur of words Latha. that much I can tell u. Believe it or not ,I honestly started in June07. Dont u know that what we sow in the field cannot be harvested overnight. It has its own time to get ripened, and all of this was in the melting pot for long. will tell u how I became so addicted to words, in later episodes. Till then rest assured that Kunjubi is a novice.. ): thanks cheers.. kunjubi

Padmaja said...

This is in total contrast to your 'Vogue'. Soft breeze blows gently while reading this poem. Wonderful!

Kunjubi said...

padmaja...thanks again for tracing me in another post.the gentle voice.. the friendly tone... words kind like the echo of angelic melody..lovelier than the flutes of spring or the trill of singing birds... and sincere too; the tender language of the soul.. seems to fall like golden music on the listening ear.. what else can i say for your amiable words. Thanks a zillion.. cheers. kunjubi