Indira Renganathan


I Met Starjasmine - Poem by Indira Renganathan

That was one of my long journeys
Destination far and wide wearied
Long travelling always tires out
So was I waiting to slumber well
When we reached ours it was late
My eye-gates were almost closing
No sooner we there than I on bed
Window side in a kindred's house
Pleased I hoped for a good sleep
But dozy though just I slept not
Might be new place, so was uneasy
Left to right turned then rolled
Then sat up to watch out wakeful
Window showed me there full moon
It was bright to brighten around
Stars looked in hidden twinkling

Then I began to watch the ground
Ah there, my luck, heavenly glance
So, there I met her first twinkly
She was starry, gorgeous, dazzling
In creeping silence too majestic
She was StarJasmine so perfuming
She was all of pin-wheeled stars
Wide and tall sprawly she looked
Energetic like an angel God-sent
That night soon I slept peaceful
But morning hastened to up early
Eagerly I looked out to meet her
Upon there she smiled invitingly
On a big wall of fence her flora
She was hiding the wall all over
Hidden her leaves by her flowers

But I could see a few dark green
Seems, she keeps growing yearlong
Spring and summer scenting flora
Flushes light green growing anew
Thence twines, clambers spreading
She Continues to leaf and flower
Let free she adapts all to adopt
An adept at perfuming in thicket
Tantalizing white petals velvety
Enticed my heart sent a hi, hello
She greeted back in rustling yes
Inebriating her aroma I was sunk
Breeze was the messenger to both
Had no mood to depart from there
But just then someone nudged me
Said'she is not the real Jasmine'

'So what.. if she is not jasmine
She is.. olent like real jasmine
My friend she is my star jasmine
Filling my soul, my heart, my mind
With warm welcome of godly scent
I feel as though I know her long
I can't shirk her day here spent
My heart shall sing her for long'

In answering gesture sang praises
StarJasmine blew sequential yeses


Note: Star jasmine: Confederate jasmine
Botanical name: Trachelospermum jasminoides

Topic(s) of this poem: nature


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, December 3, 2015

Poem Edited: Tuesday, February 2, 2016


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