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Mother, writer and daydreamer. Also chocoholic and chick-flick lover. But mainly mommy. To two boys, at that! When not escorting my Elder One (EO) to karate class, I'm trying to get in as many cuddles as possible from my Younger One (YO). And when not doing either, I'm hard-at-work trying to maintain a steady relationship with my laptop. And as for the Man I Married (MIM), well, let’s just put it this way – even though we share a bedroom, our most meaningful conversations are held over the cell-phone!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Moments of Eternity

Here is a present for you
my child.
It is a gift
passed on to us
by Time
I give to you the joy
of a fresh new morning with
soft sunlight
and dew moist blades of grass.
I give to you the pleasure
of a starless sky
mosaiced with willful clouds
and a full moon
playing hide and seek with each other
in errant abandon.
I give to you the freshness
of a soft, gentle breeze,
redolent with the perfume of the jasmine flower.

Walk upon this Earth,
little child,
and learn to
and experience –
each of life’s myriad emotions.
A single smile
can capture a
fleeting moment of happiness.
A single drop of tear
can crystallize
an eternal feeling of sorrow.

I am not immortal
and neither are you,
but know,
that in the beauty of Nature
and the strength of feelings—
there is such a thing as Eternity.
It came with the gift of Life,
which I bequeath unto you.


Preeti Sharma said...

Poems about nature sometimes run the risk of being inane. This one is in no such danger. Beautifully written - love the merging of nature with time and eternity. Beautiful visual images. Very well written. If there is a suggestion at all that I may give, it'll be this - keep the visual imagery going till the end. It will only increase the joy of reading this.

Mamma mia! Me a mamma? said...

Thanks sweetie. I wrote this for a college competition...when I didn't even have a boyfriend!! Much less kids. I won a prize for it too; not bragging, but just explaining why I don't want to touch this and rework it. Hope you understand. In the meanwhile though, I'll send you some of my purely and totally 'Nature' poetry. I hope you'll enjoy those!