Lockdown Diaries : Heaven – a place on earth

I painted this based on a picture from Pinterest by Craftberry Bush.com. I call it ‘Steps to Paradise’

I can’t get enough –

I stand transfixed

I smell

sweet grass, soothing petrichor

I hear

monsoon breeze, the last rain drops fall

I gaze


yellow leaves – shape of hearts


on the damp earth.


The ‘flame of the forest’ –

a red carpet celebration

squirrels nibbling

black crow- a solitary guest

Yellow butterfly hovering


like me

a wreath of lavender flowers

crowning unknown kingdoms

so tiny

you will not see


and I think-

this here must be it; heaven on earth

And I could live forever


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9 responses to “Lockdown Diaries : Heaven – a place on earth”

  1. Goff James Avatar

    Beautiful painting and poem. I have shared an image of your painting with all the appropriate attribution and links to your post; scheduled for Friday. Best Regards.

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you so much Goff. That’s very kind of you. Looking forward to Friday🙂.

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  2. robbiesinspiration Avatar

    A lovely poem, Smitha. This foliage and forest reminds me of our forests in Knysna, South Africa. So dense and beautiful.

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you Robbie. I love dense foliage. S. Africa sounds like a beautiful place to visit. But it will have to wait now like everything else.
      Looks like the lockdown is going to be extended even further. Its getting frustrating.


  3. michnavs Avatar

    Heaven on earth…wow i love this line and your poem goes perfectly well with your stunning painting.

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you so much Mich. So glad you loved the painting and the poetry. Was hoping they’d match up to each other. Your comment tells me it does .Thank you!

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      1. michnavs Avatar

        It did Smitha…very well..


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