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

Smeetha Bhoumik is a poet, artist, editor, founder of the WE Literary Community, founding editor of Yugen Quest Review and author of two poetry collections.

In art her major theme is the Universe Series in oils and mixed media.

Her poems feature in national/ international journals, anthologies including The Polaris Trilogy - Poems for the Moon 2023, TMYS Review- Stories & Poems on Culture & Identity, (Readomania, 2022), Sunflowers – Ukranian Poetry on War, Resistance, Hope, Peace (River Paw Press, 2022), Oxygen – Parables of the Pandemic 2022, Quesadilla & Other Adventures 2019, Muse India 2017, 2018, Life and Legends 2018, Modern English Poetry by Younger Indians– Sahitya Akademi, 2019, among others.


Edited for Unlikely by Jonathan Penton, Editor-in-Chief
Last revised on Wednesday, January 18, 2023 - 22:05