Sathya Narayana

Odyssey

ODYSSEY
Glowing like a precious nugget
Straight, taut and his bust thrusted out
Head held high and eyes glittering
As if gazing at a burning wick
Looking like a possessed maverick
He is carrying on his ceaseless walk

The path is rugged and briary
From distance the access road
In a misty mirage shroud
Looks like a blind alley
But when he reached the invious end
The thickets are clearing away
As if he said ‘open sesame’

A jewel-hooded ophidian
Following the steadfast pedestrian
Like a crawling lightning
Though not to his sentience

Floating in air before his face
Fairies with mystical grace
Inveigling him to come close
And immerse in their sensual embrace

Piercing through the earth
A thousand hands uncouth
From abyssal depths
Are trying to pull his legs
And hedge his esoteric urge

Long ago he overcame his five senses
And conquered the six evil Nymphs
His body is just his golden cage
His soul, he well realized
As part of His grand whole
At last is all set to get a release
It is too late for the mundane lures
To intercept his unswerving forage
Having waned under his waxing lore
Nothing is going to stop his odyssey
Nirvana, his destiny, is in proximity

Sathya…..

Poem Submitted: Monday, June 23, 2008
Poem Edited: Monday, November 10, 2008

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  • Pradyumna Jyotir (1/29/2010 6:58:00 AM)

    His body is just his golden cage
    His soul, he well realized
    As part of His grand whole

    our body with its infinite desires, pains and our passions is indeed our cage.....we are slaves to our bodies......but the soul is cosmic.Once, we free ourselves from our cages, we attain the truth..that is nirvana and that is the ultimate truth..

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  • Miriam Maia PaduaMiriam Maia Padua (8/27/2009 8:42:00 PM)

    a brilliant write from a brilliant thought..
    really meaningful..
    and it gives us lots of points to ponder on destiny
    this piece is Fruitful
    and the wordings are flowing with depth, , ,
    really great to read...a great share...
    worth reflecting for.
    10++++

    Lovelots,

    Maia

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  • Rm. Shanmugam ChettiarRm. Shanmugam Chettiar (2/11/2009 12:30:00 AM)

    A skillfully written one. there are lines with poetic mastery. shan

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  • Indira Babbellapati (11/21/2008 4:27:00 AM)

    yes...the path is winding and rugged but travel one must towards realization...

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  • Greenwolfe 1962 (8/29/2008 9:12:00 AM)

    Well, I enjoyed this too. This was something new to read and I found that it had a lot of flavor to it. Very nicely consumed. I gave it a 9.

    GW62

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  • Chitra - (8/18/2008 11:13:00 AM)

    a thoughtful composition definitely profound in tone
    10+

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  • Anushka Sen (8/16/2008 2:40:00 AM)

    intense imagery. quite enjoyable :)

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  • Jhane ReyesJhane Reyes (7/22/2008 4:09:00 AM)

    great! lovely to read, i also like this one, , , ,

    thanks
    jhane

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  • Meena Iyer (7/20/2008 9:37:00 AM)

    This i liked the best of 3 i read today.. just amazing!

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