The beautiful Lotus,
Standing on muddy waters,
Untainted - uncluttered -unhampered,
So pure- but arduous to attain!
The exotic flower!
Head poised above the dirty debris,
The anchor- a long green stem,
Strongly and firmly rooted!
A sailing ship that shall never sink,
Floating like a silky feather,
That you are gliding like a vessel
Is but my misguided illusion!
Mother Earth's wholesome creation,
The beginning and the end,
A remedy to life's problems,
A key to many unsolved puzzles!
The inspiration of every sculptor,
Accurately shaped and perfectly designed,
Spreading the aroma far and wide,
Unpolluted, by the muddy water underneath!
Sweet heart of the radiant Sun,
Blossoming at his tender touch,
Smiling at his playful gleam,
Blushing at his amorous embrace!
The petals like the sparkling eyes of a maiden,
Shyly unfolding at every spark of the beam,
Open only for few precious moments,
Delighting in the lustrous rays!
The sublime white Lotus,
With the virgin petals so velvet!
‘Padmasana'- the lotus posture of the Yogis,
Transcending the heights of higher consciousness!
The irresistible pink Lotus
Held by ‘Mahalakshmi' -the Goddess of wealth,
The fingers that can jingle gold coins,
Spin and spiral the world with prosperity!
The gorgeous golden Lotus
That seats ‘Sarasvati' -the Goddess of wisdom
Blessing the world with
Abundant light and learning!
Birth and death are the strong arms,
Yet, the very essence of life!
The stem, leaves and the flower
Of the golden lotus- the plant ultimate!
The past, present and the future,
A tide - of time and space
Life's relentless mission is the search
For this precious lotus gem!