Saturday, May 22, 2010

Destiny Revealed

A raindrop
pauses at the edge of a leaf.
Perhaps it wonders
about what it would be like
to let go
of the leaf
and join the lake
that beckons to it
from below.

It glances over
the edge of the leaf
with trepidation.
Rolls back to the center
of the leaf,
cowers in fear.

A sudden clap of thunder
echoes
through the forest,
like a voice from the heavens
reminding the raindrop
of its truest
destiny.

Gently. Swiftly.
Delicately,
the raindrop releases its grip
on the leaf
and falls...
into the lake below.

A journey that began
with a rise up to the heavens
now ends with a fall
towards the earth.

The raindrop dances as it merges
with its source
in ripples of ecstasy,
celebrating the end
of its journey
towards a new heaven.

No more a drop,
it now rejoices
as a majestic lake.

 © Sai Ganesh Nagpal

3 comments:

Swapna Maini said...

Beautiful!! I love the way you traced the journey of a little raindrop! Nothing really is small/insignificant... even a raindrop one day becomes part of the majestic lake!!! Absolutely love the thought!! :)

Saraswati said...

Wow! Absolutely brilliant! :)

Prerna said...

I'm short of words... You really think that deep???