Thursday, April 11, 2013

prayers

Location: Bangalore, Karnataka, India

this photograph was shot @ Chennakeshava Temple, Belur with Nikon D5100 & 35mm prime


struck by grief
in a stone, he found solace
with petals of flowers he drew
the story of his troubled heart
caught in raging summer heat
tears soaking his skin
unaware of the rush around
he whispered his heart to the stone

I cannot say my soul is pure
I dare not think I made no sin
I held myself for love my lord
please do not leave me desolate!

a mild breeze dried his tears
sun was no more harsh
basked in divinity, he smiled
his heart was calm, eyes closed
raised by the rhythm of his prayers
the heaven seemed to near.


This is my contribution to this week's 3WW (Three Word Wednesday)

32 comments:

Laurie Kolp said...

Yes... honest prayer does give us relief.

Sheilagh Lee said...

lovely piece

Anil Sawan said...

Laurie, yes it does! thanks for the visit & welcome here :)

Anil Sawan said...

Sheilagh, thank you much! welcome here :)

Saru Singhal said...

The path to inner peace. A beautiful read.

shwetasinghp said...

This is my first visit to your blog.Its beautiful. Both the pictures and the words.Keep up the good work.:)

Poet Laundry said...

How humbling and freeing a true prayer from the heart can be. A good state to be in!

Anil Sawan said...

Saru, thank you for your kind words :)

Anil Sawan said...

Shweta, welcome here and thank you very much :)

Anil Sawan said...

Jennifer, true! I have always enjoyed the silence I get in a spiritual place. Its different, though I don't know how to express that difference!

Preetilata【ツ】 said...

Anizie darling this one is one of your best poems.

loved the 1st stanza a lot.

ad yes this poem is very very powerful. The power of prayers you see

and Anizie i am so happy to see you back. Our last conversation was all about the glorious blogging days. So keep blogging. :)

aur haan mera Jim Morrison wala post padhna zarur. :)

Anil Sawan said...

Pretty, thank you very much :)hanji our last conversation did inspire me to come back. its good to be back. so i now have something to look at other than my work, work and work :D
i read your story :) aur batao us ladki ke baare mein :-| you portrayed her in a way that i want to know more about her now :)

Jyoti Mishra said...

such times when every thing seems to be out of bounds.. we all have a propensity to hold on to something..
God, fits in the character aptly..
and through prayers we try n relieve ourselves from our misery..

really liked the flow n imagery you created..

Nilanjana Bose said...

Good place to be! Thanks for your words.

Ruchira said...

That is a lovely poem !

Anil Sawan said...

Jyoti, very true! and that urge and necessity to hold on to something, that's what fueled this thought :) Thanks for your words!

Anil Sawan said...

Nilanja, the pleasure to have you here was mine! Please do visit again :)and Thank You :)

Anil Sawan said...

Ruchira, Thank you ji :)

mindlovemisery said...

This is very beautiful and reassuring

Anil Sawan said...

@mindlovemisery, thank you :) and welcome here!

Ramakant Pradhan said...

Beautiful lines! The picture from Belur is perfect for the poem.

Nuha Nasim said...

That was lovely! Sincere prayers does give us relief. :)

Sreedev Soman said...

Reall nice...like it.

Sreedev Soman @ KookyDom

Anil Sawan said...

Ramakant, thank you very much for reassurance. :)

Anil Sawan said...

Nuha, thank you very much! good to have you here :)

Anil Sawan said...

Sreedev, thanks bro :)

Me said...

That was a lovely one. Prayers can do wonders :)

P.S. Thank for visiting my space. And I am sure you are also an inspiration :D.... and btw glad to meet another Geminian. ;)

Anil Sawan said...

if I reply with a 'hello Me', it would sound as if I am talking to myself, wont it? ) so hello my new friend, thanks for your words :)

innerdialect said...

intensely beautiful ... raised by the rhythm of his prayers..

Anil Sawan said...

Innerdialect, i like that name :) and thank you for your kind words.

Shesha Chaturvedi said...

This is quite a thoughtful piece of writing!

Anil Sawan said...

thanks Shesha :)