Yeah, I know I didn’t blog on Blog-day Sunday but calm down, I returned from my trip today and I honestly didn’t have even a spare minute yesterday. So without any further delay, let me introduce you to my latest poem, inspired by the waves at the rendezvous of two seas and an ocean at Kanyakumari, the bottom-most point of the Indian mainland. The said seas are the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea and the aforementioned ocean is the Indian Ocean. It’s a beautiful place which merits a visit. Don’t miss the Vivekananda Memorial if you ever happen to travel there. And yes, the image featured with this post was clicked by me at Kanyakumari.
Like a second sky descended upon the Earth
At the dawn of time,
The sea is the place of birth
Of the waves sublime.
Poseidon nurses them in his cradle
And then sends them out to play,
Where they grow as they paddle
To dance their life away.
The ocean acts as the stage
For the divine dance of the waves,
Where they run wild and uncaged
With the profound power that Neptune gave.
The white-crested birds swiftly fly
High and low; spreading their untarnished wings,
Soaring upon the earthly sky
As the mermaids welcome them and sing.
Like white lions they shake their manes and roar
Like horses and stags they prance,
First climbing up high, then dipping down low
Performing their heavenly dance.
As they crash on rocks, they jump up in glee
Embracing them with their foamy milk,
And then they flow down, hesistantly
Creating waterfalls of snowy silk.
Some glide further on to the cliffs
To lap like greedy, savage wolves,
At their feet, brown and stiff
And leave them dripping with their drool.
They bring underwater treasures
To encrust the sand and embed in the rocks,
Conches and seashells crammed into fissures
Looking like polychromatic flocks.
The sea breeze howls, gliding everywhere
Narrating distant tales of sailing ships,
Pirates, maelstroms- all laid bare
Told through the raconteur’s windy lips.
The ocean sends waves
Not in fury, but in magnanimity,
To let us behold their pirouttes
And drown us in their beauty.