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An eccentric rambler on life's lessons and mercies, found and lost… :)

Revelation

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A blade of grass
In the vast paddy field;
The vision within
I had of me.
One, just like tthe other-
Yet standing alone
No hope of grain
To weigh me down
The joyful burden of
Fruition, yet to be mine.

And yet, hope lingered
That I would meet worth
If not grain; why not?
A butterfly’s tinsel touch?
Or yet again, a gentle whiff
Of a moonlit breeze.
To tingle, tantalize
Bringing promise of that
I had yearned for!

And when you came,
In the guise of a little
Brown sparrow,
Looking, with your head
Cocked to one side
Quizzical gleam, through
The quiet knowledge reflected deep…

I knew, why I was made-
I knew, felt known, was touched
By your quiet simple knowledge
Why worry about whats and whys
I am me, the blade of grass
Like no other-
Meeting my destiny, the way I should
The way I would
When it unfolded.

Buoyed by a brisk breeze
I swayed, in thanks-
At the quaint brown sparrow…


12 April, 2010


Pic Courtesy – birdsofwestwood.com

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Author: Usha Pisharody

A rambler, pretends to be a teacher, loves to dream, and go on Quixotic Quests in the Realm of Romance With Life...

12 thoughts on “Revelation

  1. Is there a reason why something should exist?some of things which we can never desistand a few of them that will never be missedGod surely has not surely written such a listeverything is important that's life in a gist.Very beautifully written Usha.

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  2. Rakesh, thank you :)Balvinder Sir, thank you !Govind, 🙂 Humble thanks. Your verse makes so much more sense than mine could, ever 🙂 Indeed, everything is important. We just don't see it enough!

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  3. As always very well composed Usha. You say such profound thoughts with so much ease, the words just seem to flow…I am me, the blade of grassLike no other-Meeting my destiny, the way I shouldThe way I wouldWhen it unfolded………..Very well said, these words shall stay with me for sometime.

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  4. As always profound thoughts said with great ease…the words just seem to flow Usha…I am me, the blade of grassLike no other-Meeting my destiny, the way I shouldThe way I wouldWhen it unfolded.Beautifully expressed.

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  5. Poonam thank you so much 🙂 Your words always mean a lot to me 🙂

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  6. Nice one. I would love to read a further version of this blade of grass. Its thoughts when it meets the sickle. Of course, metaphorically.

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  7. Trinath, now you have a point there. But then, again, that blade of grass has quite figured that out as well, I guess, in that acceptance… of whys and whats and wherefores… :)However, you give me a direction to ponder 🙂 Who knows, maybe that blade of grass shall call again :)Thank you for your perspective, it always enriches my rambles 🙂

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  8. Thought provoking and inspiring. I don't know if I understood the poem in entirety, but I am happy with the feeling this left behind:)

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  9. Why worry about whats and whys……. so true.By the way the common sparrow is not any more common.

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