~The poet uses the butterfly net of language to catch fleeting images in mid-flight~

Monday, March 28, 2011

Essence of Sandalwood


As I contemplate
What I am about to write,
I stop to notice
The curling smoke
Of the incense
Just lit.
In its every movement,
There is grace,
As if touched
By a whispered breeze
From most gentle
And elegant lips.
These caresses
Leave elastic reflections
And supple images,
In arching tumbles,
Plaintiff stretches,
And humble bends.
Divine Yoga!
Unleashed.
Whose formulas,
Freed from regimen,
Cannot be known.
And in the lapse
Of an inquiring moment,
The beauty is already done.


17 comments:

  1. this is amazing.
    beauty is done already..

    cool sentiments.

    A++

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  2. lovely coyotedolphin.. just lovely! my potluck.. http://fiveloaf.wordpress.com/2010/04/07/frozen-fears/

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  3. Very nice. a meditaion of spirit and soul

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  4. Perfect - you have really captured the moment of capturing a moment

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  5. Oh I am wafting with the scent of Sandalwood...lovely feeling. :)

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  6. My favorite lines: "In its every moment/There is grace."
    Anjie
    www.promptsforwriters.blogspot.com

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  7. Lovely lines...will think of them everyday when I light sandalwood sticks!

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  8. as again....
    your words....
    capture an image....
    i see the incense smoke....
    wafting upwards...
    blowing your thoughts
    my way......

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  9. "Leave elastic reflections"...
    Loved this line. Your poem has so much life to it. Nice job!

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  10. nice...i love watching the smoke dance...nice capture...

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  11. My favorite scent! I can so fall into the silence as I feel it dance through the air. A moment of peace discovered in what is shaping up to be a hectic day. Much needed and much appreciated...I'm going to take my lunch hour and just "breathe" Thank you!

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  12. Nice....The smoke dance.....-I love that

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  13. Lovely piece, the imagery you create is subtle, yet engulfing... fantastic write.

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  14. Your words have done the unthinkable ... sandalwood is not one of my favorite scents ... but in this poem you have made it gracefully beautiful so I have an affinity for it now that I didn't with just my sense of smell ;-)

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  15. how are you?

    blessings..

    Happy Weekend.
    contribute to poets rally week 41 if you wish.
    your poetry rocks.

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