could be a truly sultry
lie in wait
to create a pandemonium
at every chance and
rivers of liquid fire is ready to flow.
Yet you don’t know
when a soul may become
when every word spoken
may become manna.
I had seen a Spring soul
offering his bus seat
to an elderly lady
who gave him a jasmine smile.
Posted for Susan’s Midweek Motif ~ The Kindness of Strangers @ Poets United
16 thoughts on “The Kindness of Strangers”
oh that jasmine smile and the indian summer analogy..both perfect! Though the indian summer also means mangoes and lychees so…perhaps the good is to be searched for and savoured!
O, yes. The other day a young man stood and gave me his seat on the bus, and it was as if a most fragrant bouquet of lilacs and forget-me-nots fell into my hands. I wonder if he got my “jasmine Smile”? The extremes of hell make this little instance even more Soul Healing. It is much more than delight.
This is such a powerfully penned poem, Sumana ❤️ I love the jasmine smile and Indian summer analogy.
The sweetness of kindness….
Beautiful words. I loved the jasmine smile…the stranger’s reward!
This is beautiful. I especially love the spring soul offering the woman a seat and her jasmine smile in response. Loved it.
How beautifully you expressed this one small incident of kindness that gave both such a warm feeling
this was definitely a lyrical masterpiece. thanks for the beauty.
Absolutely delightful.. esp. live that jasmine smile, Sumana! Wish, we get to meet such types more often…Lovely write!
It is rare to see chivlarous behaviour any more. It is sad to note how simple acts of kindness overwhelm us. It is because the world is so brutal now.
Yes, spoken words may become manna, but they also may become poisoned barbs. It’s up to us, the speakers: manna or barbs. May we choose wisely!
A spring soul offering his seat to an elderly lady always makes my heart feel so very good. That ‘jasmine smile’ is definitely payment enough.
Such a lovely jasmine smile. Sumana, can you please check your email. Thanks!
Ah…the jasmine smile… that immediately evokes a picture in the mind. … 🙂