Sprinkles Of Poetic Indulgence


Think of the many ways to give —

It may not be just money —

there are varieties of tastes

beside the taste of honey


Happiness is not calculated

In terms of dollars and cents,

Nor by power and possession,

but by some human act

At once unique and rare,

Like having not a lot to give,

And yet disposed to share.



I hear the crickets chirping

in the stillness of the night

when time it seems stands still,

and there’s no greed

nor sad lamenting;

Past, present, future,

altogether welded into a single,

wholesome tranquility of freedom.

I sense a sweet, eternal bliss

of peace on earth reflected clear

in each and every blade of grass,

in crags and stones and rivulets,

and I know now that life

is not devoid of hope,

as long as crickets chirp.



Like a set of attuned bells

chiming a soulful  melody,

Love must play on!

No arsenal of pain and death

can ever silence it,

as long as there is

an audience willing to listen

to it over and over again.



It doesn’t matter how so plain

Or rough the crust may be,

The kernel is what truly counts —

The part we cannot see.

A piece of land perceived as good

And ripe for human toil,

May yet prove unproductive

Without the proper soil.

Can we appraise the saber,

While still within its sheath,

Or comprehend the ocean,

Unless we look beneath?

Sights we often fail to see

And thoughtlessly pass by,

May yet be those that satisfy

The palate, not the eye.













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