I was recently asked the question – what inspires me to write poetry and my answer is devotion to the Divine and encouragement from Nature.
Sometimes, it is the art work in front of me that acts as Muse to my pen.
That’s what happened with my poem The Divine Flute. I was preparing my selection for an art exhibition and had selected Ocean Rhapsody.
I had the urge to write and the poem that emerged is shared below with the reader.
The Divine Flute by Kusum Shukla
When Nature decides
to adorn herself
with tiny floral beauties
ornaments self prepared
with colours and fragrances
yet so very permanent
in the memory of Time
ageless & profound
Red roses and golden yellow marigolds
cast reflections of themselves
in friendship with
the cluster of lapis blue Lotuses
blossoming in the pond below
The brown represents
the earth in a floral form
with delicate twigs
as the beginning of creativity
to support the creation
as a support Divine
The turquoise blue Lotus
in the midst of shimmering sunshine
as the presence of Lord Krishna
giving love and care
to the entire Universe
and Existence beyond
The green as the Celestial Sound
of the Divine Flute of Lord Krishna
in a mellifluous effort
to create harmony & tranquillity
sustaining it with the purity of snow-like feathers
Of a graceful swan
inhaling the Melody of Emotions!