Krishna

BABY KRISHNA

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With this poem Krishna I started blogging. Here it is:

 

This flute player

Has been creating

Enchanting notes for us.

Yet we have no ears for Him.

His music flows on.

It’s not that no one

Had ever heard Him.

O little Butter Thief

Have pity on us

Will You?

 

The new (edited) poem:

 

Not air but love

vibrates when the dark

boy touches his flute.

Yet there’s no taker

of his love.

Eons pass on.

 

Little butter thief

plays on

alone

in His solitary

abode.

 

Awaits.

 

Posted for dVerse MTB ~ Let’s Kick It Up a Notch hosted by Victoria

 

Note: 

Krishna (/ˈkrɪʃnə/Sanskrit: कृष्ण, Kṛṣṇa in IAST, pronounced [ˈkr̩ʂɳə] (  listen)) is a major Hindu deity worshiped in a variety of different perspectives. Krishna is often described and portrayed as an infant eating (stealing) butter, a young boy playing a flute as in the Bhagavata Purana,[3] a young man along with Radha, a young man surrounded by beautiful women or as an elder giving direction and guidance as in the Bhagavad Gita. They portray him in various perspectives: a god-child, a prankster, a model lover, a divine hero, and the Supreme Being. Worship of the deity Krishna, either in the form of deity Krishna or in the form of VasudevaBala Krishna or Gopala can be traced to as early as the 4th century BC Wikipedia

 

 

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13 thoughts on “Krishna

  1. I appreciate the notes Sumana. Too bad there is no taker for his love nor enchanting notes. I also like the ending of “Awaits” of the revised poem. I love both versions actually, smiles.

  2. Sumana, your rewrite is truly a beautiful work of art! It brings about a feeling of melancholy. Very touching. I would place my favorite lines below but can’t choose -it’s just perfect.

  3. Metaphysical yet personal–I like both versions, or at least parts of both–perhaps a hybrid their version will be whelped one day. Your close on the new one is killer.

  4. Fascinating to see the development from a sweet, fresh poem to one so much more profound, and even more beautiful.

  5. I enjoyed reading the first and the second poem….the changes in the new version were subtle, but clever, ones! Nice to read your words again, Sumana.

Thank You :)

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