It was a pearly sphere, Running in aimless circles, Glittering and radiating The wondrous rainbow colours, Upon the green floating leaf– Its home for a vanishing moment.
Spurred by the wandering breeze, This gift of the Heaven , Played a game enchanting, Moving upon the leafy surface, Changing its rotund shape Into some myriad forms;
My heart leaped to my mouth When the pearly sphere In a wild moment of glee Or goaded by a tendency suicidal, Rolled to the very edge Of the shivering, pulsating leaf, Only to return to the middle;
Then came a sudden gust of wind, Shaking the trees tall And heaving the green leaves Floating upon the once-calm waters; My leaf and my pearl Shivered in a perilous dance;
Alas! the pearly sphere, The beautiful glittering jewel, The tiny droplet of water Rolled off its leafy home And drowned itself in a move swift, To lose its unique form Amidst the sheet of water That filled the sprawling lake.
I am a retired Central Government official. I worked in the Ministry of Railways, India, in locations Calcutta and Lucknow. My educational qualification is limited to Matriculation (i.e. 11th Standard). Studied in St. Michael's High School, Coimbatore. Self-study after leaving school. Interested in poetry, classics, works of famous authors of past and interesting works of present day writers. Spend a good lot of time reading and try to write poems. My date of birth is 28.10.1939.
The years have passed by, In the blink of an eye. Moments of sadness, And joy has flown by. People I loved, Have come and have gone. But the world never stopped, And we all carried on. Life wasn’t easy,
I… signed your smile while pain betrayed today’s genesis stunning relief beneath purple galaxy filaments. smile awhile, while sourwood fall atop meadows dipped mystic dew of old untolds renewing that Me… Us… running steps mountain high…valley depths saturate sweet sweat