A Melody of Flowers
New millennium blooms forth in waves
Of rustling silk, euphoric! Yet, its flowing
Abundance so strangely bereft! Flowers
Hark back to songs of innocence,
Golden melodies that trace the contours
Of our ancient land's - shining diamonds!
Standing in the moment, a diamond
Reflects, the romance in waves
Of enjambed ideas, free contours
That do not restrict, but let flowing
Rivers and hearts full of innocence
Meld into a melody of flowers!
To be and to dream, to bloom & to flower
Is the essence of existence, a diamond-
-Like resilience, a radiant innocence
That withstands storms & fiery waves;
Gentle admonishment to keep flowing
In compassionate hearts and contours.
Set within a glowing melodious contour,
Seeped in its soil of varied flowers
Swept in the beauty of its flowing
Rivers, how can one not see diamonds
In forms and beings, in waves
Of luminous beauty, its dewy innocence?
Hark, the dust-covers fall, and innocence
Safe within, illumines broken contours
Of a full millennium; erupting in waves
Once again, dancing with the flowers
In resurrected fields, gems & diamonds
Shining forth in you and me, flowing!
And it keeps flowing
Through darkness and light, innocence
Imbued in hearts, rare diamonds-
Our own insights! Kintsugi in contours
Touch the ring of dazzling flowers
Gild the oceanic churn of waves...
On a full moon night of flowing waves,
Sweet contours of flowers
Speak of innocence, our inner diamonds!
Smeetha Bhoumik is a poet, artist, editor, founder- WE Literary Community, 2016, founding editor Yugen Quest Review, 2021, Chief Editor of Equiverse Space -A Sound Home In Words (2018), and the author of two poetry collections. As founder- WE, she is instrumental in establishing the WE Poetry Awards.
Her poems feature in national/ international anthologies including the Polaris Trilogy, 2023, Oxygen – Parables of the Pandemic 2022, TMYS- Food & Drink, 2022, Quesadila & Other Adventures 2019, Muse India 2017, 2018, Modern Indian Poetry – a Sahitya Akademi anthology, 2019, and Open Your Eyes – A Climate Change Anthology.
Her Universe Series has exhibited widely, including the Oxford International Art Fair, 2014, 2015.