Wednesday, August 27, 2008

The Daily Bloom

Pic Courtesy : www.russillpaul.com

Wet with dew, scented earth, swept clean
With tender shoots and gentle touch
The horizon lightens up, in a line so lean
From pure earth, life is born as such.

To the pores and holes, the wealth pours
The wealth of rice has risen everywhere
At equal distance and definite in fours
Like nature's symmetry painted fair

Across the seeds of first delight
Flashing, they come the swift lines
Every wealth, within it's boundary right,
Like light and sun and all that defines.

With wealth and limits set right
Colours; they come, of blessed joy
From the cocoon to the butterfly
From pure earth, the new baby coy.

Flowers set to bloom, and birds fly
Deities descend and tease her more
But she, looks at her mirror and then the sky
Is she the mother of nature or lore?

Before the descent, the blooms shall fade
Birds shall die, and seek solace in her reign
In the hungry stomachs of red ants, as they raid
But the sun shall rise and give birth again

Dedicated to that beautiful practice of drawing kolams, the beautiful patterns and the untiring hands which create them.!

24 comments:

vishesh said...

beautiful! :)

starry nights said...

Loved this poem and I love the art of Kolams.Untiring and artistic hands that create such awesome designs.

Solitaire said...

The writing is equally beautiful!

Srijith Unni said...

@Vishesh : Thanks :)

@Starry: Thank you, starry. Very much with you on that one.

@Solitaire : Thanks a lot.! :)

Vijesh said...

Awesome srijith. It gave me an unimaginative view of kolam. Great work!

Priya said...

Nice poem and your picture of colors brought back the days of my childhood where I played using colors with Kolam where we also call Rangoli.

Bla said...

I like it, too. :)

Hip Grandma said...

nice piece very well written.My assessment about you was so correct.Check out my blog.

Keshi said...

Lovely!

Keshi.

mathew said...

beautiful..i would have never managed to find the beauty in it like the way you do..

starry nights said...

You have an award waiting for you on my blog.come on over and get it.

Jyothsna said...

Is this inspired by the spirit of Onam?

Srijith Unni said...

@Vijesh : Thanks vijesh..! Glad to know you enjoyed it.!

@Priya : Thank you..! Nice to know that, it reminds you of childhood.!

@bla : Thanks bla.!

@Hip Granma : Thanks a lot for the award. ! It 's an honour.

@Keshi : Thanks Keshi.!

@Mathew : I try to see beauty in everything, mathai..This one was easy actually. :)

@Starry : Thanks a lot, Starry..! and so happy to see you back again, blogging with gusto.!

@Jyothsna : Not exactly jyothsna, onapookkalam and kolam are two different things. While during Onam festival in kerala, we draw patterns on the ground with flowers, which we call onapookkalam, whereas kolam is a practice of drawing with simple rice powder, or kolapodi daily in the morning. This is more prominently seen in Tamilnadu. I was referring to the latter.

Prash said...

I am an ardent fan of Kolams of Tamil Nadu and Onam poo-kolams of Kerala !

Anonymous said...

Really very nice..gud work keep it up :)
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Keshi said...

pssssssssssssst! Im bak..all for u
;-)

Keshi.

Sreejith Kumar said...

Oh,... too late to spot this one... Very good lines again, and for a subject with a difference.

By the way, this post made its appearance on your blog a good one month back... Time for a new one... :)

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! ky said...

hey nice blog dude...
keep them coming.

shankari said...

Hi Srijith,

You are TAGGED ;)

Sreejith Kumar said...

Great Xmas and NY to you man! Busy a lot these days?

Hip Grandma said...

a happy new year to you and yours.

shankari said...

Where you???

Hope you are fine and will resume blogging sooooooooooonest.

Srijith Unni said...

@Prash : Me too.

@Keshi: Thanks a lot!, keshi.

@Sreejith : Thanks sree.! I'm back now! happy New Year to you too..!

@ky : Thanks a lot. Do come back.

@Hip Granma : A very happy new year to you too.

@Shankari : I'm back. Will do your tag soon.