Freni Karaluthara

A Journey Under The Spiritual Shades - Poem by Freni Karaluthara


I took a few tender rustling steps,
on “the road not taken”1 by many.
The journey grows beneath the sun and moon,
and the road lies long unexplored.
The foot-prints of many seers,
lies faded and half-faded.
I made an attempt to keep pace with them.
Every half step is interpreted in volumes.
My heart found it hard to cope with-
those mighty travel accounts2,
while its own walks aren’t-
alike on the same road.
Every Tree I saw on wayside-
had an embracing canopy.
And each stretched its hands of shade-
to the tender steps of mine, in spiritual journey.
They protected my steps in slough of sin.
Those trees nestled me in love,
were all motherly invariable.
Each had its ravishing lullaby-
sung in chorus with the gentle breeze,
the birds of every branch,
with their nestling birdies.
The Tree of Faith found on a pile,
was one sheltered me first.
It nourished and trained me
to trust God’s Providence and care.
I carried a tang of the fruits of Faith,
In my heart and travelled like a lone wolf,
to the Tree of Hope and its unseen fruits.
It brought me up to this day,
to hope for the fruits of Salvation.
I sowed a seed of Hope in my heart,
And went to the nest tree.
The Tree of love, that-
Tantalized me to love God,
myself and others.
And I continued my journey.
A Love-Tree the countess tree,
kept me close to her,
to her spiritually refreshing canopy.
She smiled at me.
It flowered in my heart and soul,
in hundreds and thousands.
The spiritual flower in her,
the core of every spiritual tree,
the heart was behind all these.
The branch of love showered
up on me a thousand flowers.
The branch of mercy ten thousand,
and the one of acceptance,
another hundred thousand.
And the branches:
of the loving presence, the loving concern,
the kind admonitions, the motherly care,
each showered on me,
not thousands but uncountable flowers.
Come Mother and Mistress of Carmel,
The dame countess of heaven,
guide us to walk our way to our LORD,
under the shades of those graceful trees.

Topic(s) of this poem: spiritual

Form: Free Verse

Comments about A Journey Under The Spiritual Shades by Freni Karaluthara

  • Marie Shine (11/30/2016 8:14:00 AM)

    A Journey Under The Spiritual Shades.
    It is wonderful to take the road less travelled on the road of life. You describe the journey and the fruits of that unique journey so poetically in the most intense and graceful imagery. Your deep faith shines resplendently throughout the poem and that is a joy to read. Your love for St. Therese is like a beautiful halo around the poem, so inspiring! Superb use of various figures of speech throughout the poem. A wonderful soothing graphic to compliment your excellent choice of words in this superbly penned epic write. A sterling inking, which I thank you for sharing, dear poet... (Report) Reply

    Freni Karaluthara (12/7/2016 2:35:00 PM)

    Thank you very much dear Marie Shine for your encouraging words and loving appraisal. It is so kind of you..

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  • Sranisha Francis (9/24/2015 1:14:00 AM)

    The Tree of Faith found on a pile,
    was one sheltered me first.

    Yes You see faith in everything very good.
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  • Sranisha Francis (9/16/2015 3:25:00 PM)

    The journey grows beneath the sun and moon,
    and the road lies long unexplored.

    yes it is really true, The sun and Moon will pass away. But the longing for the Lord remains!
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    Freni Karaluthara (12/7/2016 2:37:00 PM)

    Thanks Anisha reading my poem

  • Kelly Kurt (9/8/2015 11:27:00 AM)

    A wonderful poem, Freni. Thanks! (Report) Reply

    Freni Karaluthara (12/7/2016 2:41:00 PM)

    Thanks that you were kind to read my Poem and comment on it.

    Freni Karaluthara (12/7/2016 2:38:00 PM)

    thanks for your kind words kelly kurt

  • Soul Watcher (9/8/2015 8:43:00 AM)

    The poem and the photo are incredible.
    Thanks for sharing
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    Freni Karaluthara (12/7/2016 2:39:00 PM)

    Thanks for reading my Poem and comments! :)

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, September 8, 2015

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