Musical Muse

There is a dream hidden

in the brush of a painter

to paint a masterpiece

with haste strokes of images

never seen before.

Fingers pick elusive colours

from virgin rainbow is yet

to sweep his dream.

A silent music is heard

in the layers of painting.


There is a poetry hidden

in the heart of a musician.

Broken words of verses

scattered in the lyrics unsung.

It lies unattended

like an unwritten poetry

waiting to be composed as song.

Soul breathe gala of Raagas

in the layers of music.


There is a desire hidden

in the centre of every stone

to come alive as statuette

through its own sculpturist

who searches his pristine stone

to carve his dream statue

to get fall in love forever.

Mritunjaya Mantra echoes

in the depth of the statuette.


There is a divinity hidden

in the bud of every flower

for an eternal blooming.

Its soft petals simply uncurls

before it flaunts its beauty

before its virgin smell haunt.

It desires silently

never to be plucked ever.

There is soothing symphony

rafting over the clouds.

© Maaya Dev

Foot Notes:

Mritunjay Mantra : Great Death-Conquering hymn from Rigveda

Raga : Musical notes having different scale

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About Maaya Dev

Maaya Dev is an Indian based poetess and an economics graduate. Her poems have found place in several national and international anthologies and journals like Episteme, Criterion, Langlit, Anthesis, Eternal, Wings, Forever, Change, The Significant Anthology, Aquillerelle Wall of Poetry Book 5, Umbilical Cords, Kaafiana. She is a winner of Delhi Poetry Challenge – Kaafiya Contest 2015 and a short story winner Seasosn 1 at StoryMirror. She is a contributor at many reputed poetry sites and won few poetry contests. She is also conferred with the title of ICOP Critic of the year 2015 at Destiny Poets UK( An International Community of Poets). Her debut anthology ‘SHIMMERING CHIMES’ got published by AUTHORSPRESS Delhi, in Sept 2015.She blogs at

8 thoughts on “Musical Muse


    Poetry has many uses and elements, however, the most influential works derive from the universal truths, meaning of a truth of which anyone can get linked or addicted. Poetry reveals the world with its own rhythm and, depending on the poet attempts to get linked to the readers or to the world in and around them. Maaya Dev’s above verse offer an awesome, inspiring, and deeply reassuring revelation of how the believer’s life, spirit, and actions should renovate and manifest when truly “spirit-filled” and “delivered.”
    our lives should “bloom” with the fruit – the “blossom”—or living proof, of the Spirit within us! And people should be able to see our fruit – in our procedures, our words, our lives…as clearly as we might see a juicy, ripe orange hanging from a branch as we pass by…or smell the delicious fragrance of gorgeous tulip in spring.
    Honorable Poetess Maaya Dev, Please accept my congratulations for sharing this fabulous verse to us, the real essence of a good poetry is to carry the reader to a place or to an emotion they might have otherwise overlooked; sometimes it is interpersonal, and other times it is inspirational overall, this is an excellent write, my applause, regards and love to your verses,


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