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truth beauty,
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that is all Ye need to know..." - John Keats


Thursday, 18 November 2010

A Verse on Nature's Dance...

When all mankind sleeps,nature awakens,
Playing those heavenly dances of wind and rain...

This winter has brought to me with it,
all the joys and happiness,a wishful thought,
and unstoppable ink...

It is in the slumber of man,
in human inactivity,does nature find its activity...

Cold,and inert,a man rests,
and for once the puppet becomes the audience,
and the stage stages the dance of itself...

Rain falls down,whispering
tidings from the warm Adithya
and wind blows off the rain,
earth smelling of wet leaves and grass blades,
bent with the weight of dampened rays...

And slowly,through the darkness,
amidst the clouds,there comes this light,
which stays but for few minutes,
before running away,scouting for further clouds...

But how shall poor sun know,
that clouds,that it seeks,
cover its retreats,and the leaves look up and smile,
while groaning little rodents go back to their mead...

Rain splashes across the ground,and now its night,
all is silent,save for the moon that shines...

But stars aren't favoured by these neighbouring steeds,
who but proclaim with irony
the defeat of fading stars that retreat...

This, and all the allied wind,
woven and spun into a thread or a string...
Now,all that is left is a song that is to be sung,
while the nature plays its tune,
to that friendly game,
where cloud won but still,
everything remains the same...

Nature with its many ecstasies never ceases to sing,
We with our preoccupied slumber,
allow our stupidity to ring...

© Karthik Adithya Singaraju

7 comments:

Jingle Poetry said...

love nature's dance in your words.
fantastic writing.

Jingle said...

keep up the excellence,
I admire that you have been posting regularly.
link your piece to potluck today.
Thanks for the support.

Sounds of Subtlety..:) said...

Thank you JP... I will surely put this one on the Potluck...:)

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I love the idea that nature awakens when man sleeps. I wrote a poem something like that myself once......lots of wonderful nature images throughout this poem. Beiong a big nature lover, I enjoyed it.

Deepika Vasudeva said...

nature is most wonderful magical inspiration.
it sooths when u have kneed in soul and gives power when u have gained enough confidence.
beautiful piece karthik.
loved this one

lukepraterswordsalad said...

Nice piece. Always enjoy reading a poet new to me, and also poems about nature. Good stuff

Regards

Luke @ WordSalad

(mine are here -
http://lukepraterswordsalad.wordpress.com/2010/11/26/descent-2/
http://lukepraterswordsalad.wordpress.com/2010/05/06/64/
http://lukepraterswordsalad.wordpress.com/2010/05/30/mud-pies/

Reflections said...

Natures masterpiece speaks quietly to our hearts if only we pause like the night to listen.