Monday, July 19, 2010

In the Mist

Surrounded by mist,
unable to see the contours
of the road
that rushes ahead,
I stand very still
upon my rocky path.

The sound of a stream
flowing in the distance
touches my ears.
A cold breeze attempts
to stir the morning air.
The leaves of a tree
rustle.

A squirrel scuttles
across my path,
vanishing into an abyss
of cloud.
Like a dream
that has neither beginning
nor end.

Locked in
the embrace of a white canvas
upon which this moment
is painted,
I close my eyes.

In the darkness
of my mind's eye,
I see the brilliance
of a thousand suns.
Upon the glistening horizon,
a little bird
makes a leap of faith
from its nest
into golden skies.

I smile, for I know
you are here.
Enchanting this moment
with your beauty,
permeating it with the serenity
of your vision,
blessing it with the silence
of your sweet soul.

 © Sai Ganesh Nagpal

3 comments:

Saraswati said...

Absolutely stunning...the language is superlative...the emotion is overflowing and the melody of the words is absolutely stunning. So proud of you, bro! Well done!

Aayushi Mehta said...

Breathtakingly beautiful. Perfectly done.

Sai said...

Saraswati - thanks so much! :)

Aayushi - thank you! Good to hear from you - it's been a while. Has your blog moved address? Couldn't access it for many months.