Something we relish

SOMETHING I LOOK AT-3
BY-SMRUTI RANJAN MOHANTY

Something we relish

I search for it
in the lost paradise,
in the solitary confinement of Taj
in the tears of Sahajahan,
and in all
that is beautiful and scintillating.
I search for it
in meadows and mountains,
in poverty and affluence,
in hope and despair

It eludes my grasp.
It is a feeling,
a feeling of completeness,
one has after being
completely becoming one’s
forgetting the world around at once

A glimpse of it,
one can have
after emptying oneself,
when every beat of the heart
throbs for it,
every drop of blood
flows for it.

For the sake of it,
one can live and die.
It is so fulfilling and enriching,
makes life a paradise on earth

To have it,
one has to have
a pair of eyes
that only sees it,
a loving heart
that only feels it,
and a simple mind
that only reciprocates it.

Something,
we all relish,
but few have it,
platonic love
is hardly realised.

copyright@smrutiranjan21.5.2015

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About Smruti

Smruti Ranjan Mohanty, O.F.S, son of Raj Kishore and Shantilata Mohanty, born at Padmapur, Jagatsinghpur, Odisha on 1.1.1963 is a multilingual poet, essayist and writer. He is a published poet and writer and a featured poet of PENTASI B World Friendship Poetry. His writings include essays, short stories, poems and novels which are published in newspapers and in various national and international magazines, journals and anthologies. Working as Finance Officer in Govt of Odisha, he writes extensively on life, its beauty and intricacies which are widely acclaimed. Poems are published in Mother Anthology by Hall of Poets, Voices of Aspirants by Poetry Planet, Mother by Poetry for Peace, Let the men speak for peace, Aroma of wilting petals, Anupam Bharat, Sourav, The Rock Pebbles, Symphony of Souls, Serious &Hilarious, Heartistry, World poetry on let there be peace, Complexion based discrimination global insight, Thought and Nature Anthology, New Creative Anteriority, Spring Window to peace, Indo African Anthology, Love at first sight, Spilling Essences, You and Me, A new beginning, Heart to Heart, Only you, My Valentine, Whispering Hearts, Poetic Rainbow, Fragrance of Asia, The Harmony, Sahitya Anand, East meets the West, Symphony of Peace, Pearls of Poesy, Ambrosia, International Anthology on Autism, Stars, Sky and Poiesis, Rain Drops of Love, Smrutire Parijat, Peace Lover, GloMag, Feb 2019, Tranquil Muse, Medley of Melodies, Nostalgia, Rise to Higher Essence, Cherry Toppings, Inked Thoughts, Whispering Poiesis, Rippling of Peace, Creative Anteriority, World for Piece, Traumas on Widows, Holistic Healing of Widow, The Global Literati Insights Research Journal, 1st issue 2018 etc. Poems are also featured in online magazines like atunispoetry.com, our poetry archive, GloMag etc., Poem hunter.com, Destiny poets, Different truths, YouTube.com.etc Website-smrutiweb.wordpress.com

4 thoughts on “Something we relish

  1. Pushmaotee Subrun

    Something,
    we all relish,
    but few have it,
    platonic love
    is hardly realised… much reality on platonic love …

    Reply

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