Flower 1 - The Beautiful Lotus Poem by Geeta Radhakrishna Menon

Flower 1 - The Beautiful Lotus

Rating: 4.7


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!

Flower 1 - The Beautiful Lotus
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Topic(s) of this poem: nature
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
When i completed my school and was entering college, my father wrote a letter to me. 'i was 16 going on 17'. He wrote: 'Be like a lotus, who though standing in muddy water, yet retains its beauty and purity.' This example of a Lotus had a great impact on my mind.

Years later, i wrote this poem. i truly consider Lotus to be a complete and wholesome flower.
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
M Asim Nehal 03 November 2018

Lotus inspires me as well. I compare it to the oasis in the desert, Silver lining of clouds, a victory in defeat and to so many things...... I don't know whether you tasted the gravy of its stems if not I recommend you to have it once, it is not easy to cut the stems due to the sticky substance it has but the taste is ultimate.....A thought provoking poem..10

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A beautiful review Asim Nehal ji, as pretty and pure like a lotus. Thanks a lot for a beautiful morning as well, dear poet.

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Dr Antony Theodore 29 April 2017

imagery and rhythm. lotus a flower that leads us to meditation. purity while staying in mud. wonderful dear poetess Gita.. God bless u always. tony

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Hi Tony, With your purity and touch of the lotus, truly, it will bloom into a wonderful spiritual symbol of meditation. Thank you for your very sweet comment. I value it with gratitude, dear Tony.

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Tony, thanks a million for visiting my page, once again. With your classic touch, the lotus should bloom into a wonderful flower of spiritual symbol. Nothing like meditating on a lotus. With deep gratitude.

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soren Barrett 20 April 2022

A beautiful poem full of wonderful images and great metaphors. Very nice

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Dr Dillip K Swain 08 November 2021

Dear madam, this is a sublime poem....loved reading it...5 stars and to my favourite

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Suresh Kumar EK 06 January 2021

And you proved to be a lotus, Geetha

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Luo Zhihai 20 December 2020

The beautiful Lotus, In China, we praise them!

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Indulekha Menon 27 November 2020

The beautiful lotus. This poem is about the lotus which is our national flower and a complete flower according to the poet. Very true. The lotus though submerged firmly in the muddy pond remains unpolluted everglowing.

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