Thursday, 17 April 2014

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I wish
I were
From this mortal cage
Of bone and flesh
Of desire and greed
Of envy and lust
Only to
On the
Ocean of
Of who I am
For a release
Buried under
Layers of mass

Posted for Brian’s prompt ‘self-portrait’ @ d’Verse Poets


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I have seen many a home-wall
Where display plays a great role
Creating mood, taste and
A soothing ambience for all
On the door and window pelmet
Of my parents’ home
There are onlyGanesh* idols 
 Even the walls are adorned
With beautiful elephant headed god
Who hangs and swings trunk and a smile
With the bare red paunch and one tusk
He radiates bliss, blessing, myth and siddhi**
I tell ma doesn’t the room look like a shop
With so many Ganeshas in spite of their art value
Ma says would you call your home a bookshop
I remain quiet as I don’t agree
I love a minimalist home (books exception)

*Ganesha (IAST: Gaṇeśa;  listen (help·info)), also spelled Ganesa, also known as Ganapati and Vinayaka is a widely worshipped deity in the Hindu pantheon.[2] His image is found throughout India and Nepal.[3] Hindu sects worship him regardless of affiliations.[4] Devotion to Ganesha is widely diffused and extends to Jains, Buddhists, and beyond India.[5]
Although he is known by many attributes, Ganesha's elephant head makes him easy to identify.[6] Ganesha is widely revered as the remover of obstacles,[7] the patron of arts and sciences and the deva of intellect and wisdom.[8] As the god of beginnings, he is honoured at the start of rituals and ceremonies. Ganesha is also invoked as patron of letters and learning during writing sessions.[9][10] Several texts relate mythological anecdotes associated with his birth and exploits and explain his distinct iconography.

**Siddhi is a Sanskrit noun which can be translated as "perfection", "accomplishment", "attainment", or "success".[
 courtesy : wikipedia

Posted for Ella’s prompt Poem a Day: Creative Walls @ Real Toads