Blessed! Rising to a New Dawn (In the countryside)

A steady, soothing zephyr… lulls the quiet night,
In our blankets we lay huddled; eyes shut tight,
Breaks the still silence, the sound of the temple gong,
One, Two, Three…Awaken the Gods; before daybreak comes along…

Stir the crows and the mynas; the woodpeckers in the trees,
The hum of the cicadas, the crickets, the mantis begin to cease,
Rustle the leaves of the nutmeg, outside the bedroom window,
Raindrops glisten, revealing the colors of the rainbow…

I step into the terraced patio, in a silken gown,
And behold, the waking earth, all the creatures down,
A squirrel- hurriedly, scampers over a hanging cluster,
Unripe bananas, green; discontent, scurries away in a fluster…

Three white butterflies flit by; flutter my drowsy eyelids,
Their dainty wings flap; dancing petals of snowy orchids,
The curtain of darkness lifts, unveils a promising new dawn,
Resonates thro’ every branch, every blade of grass in the lawn…

‘Suprabatham’… a hymn, a song,  a prayer welcomes the blessed morn’,
Fills the air, reverberates in every cell, my spirits soar… the night has gone,
Hopes renewed, dreams held close, another day- the gift of life,

I cherish, I promise…to not let it wither away in anguish or strife…

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10 responses to “Blessed! Rising to a New Dawn (In the countryside)”

    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you daddy. It’s Nellayi😊


  1. Alok Singhal Avatar

    Such a blessing to read these thoughts 😊

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you Alok. That’s such a lovely comment😊. Thank you so much for visiting.

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  2. robbiecheadle Avatar

    I really love this poem, Smitha, especially your descriptions of the butterflies and the dawn.

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you Robbie so much. These butterflies are so dainty😊…didn’t get to see them in the UAE so they do enthrall me and I’m so glad the very same lines touched you. Thank you again for the share.XXX

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  3. Andrea Stephenson Avatar

    This is a blessing of a poem Smitha! A beautiful beginning to the day, I felt that I was there with you.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Smitha V Avatar

      That’s such a beautiful thing to say Andrea. It’s in Kerala, India. If you ever decide to visit, would love to host you.

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  4. Kurian Avatar

    Beautiful description of countryside’s privileges and photos Smitha

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you Kurian. Hopefully it did justice to Kerala😊. Pics are from the net.


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