C. P. Sharma

Gold Star - 14,583 Points (July 12,1941 / Bissau, Rajasthan)

The Cosmic Dance - I - Poem by C. P. Sharma

The Divine Dance - I
(This is a dance with the sublime) #

Mistake it not for a cabaret dance
With sex and lust in dancer’s glance,
It was at Lord Krishana’s stance
For routing Cupid’s lusty lance.

At the end of Ashwin* cool night
When the moon shone full bright,
Ecstatic melody from Flute flowed
Woods and valley with it glowed

Hearing it the **Gopis’ faces gleamed
Eternal bliss in their being beamed,
They left their chorus and dough
Dress unaware towards the Flute go.

They left their hubbies and babes
Left their homes, relations webs,
They forgot all the social contracts
In madness ran to the Yamuna tract.

In divine trance forgetful of being
Dancing formed a circular ring,
Lord Krishana to their centre bring
Tied to Nucleus by spiritual string.

Their overwhelming ego He discerned
And their mundane love He spurned,
The Lord asked them, “Go back,
And in your household duties rap? ”

Gopis with the souls tethered to Him
Very thought of separation was grim,
He felt they are possessively mean
So Krishana disappeared from the scene.

# Based on Bhagwat Mahapuran

*Ashwin, is the seventh month of the lunisolar Hindu calendar and sixth month in the solar India's national civil calendar, where it is the second month in Autumn. It overlaps September and October of the Gregorian calendar.
**According to Hindu Vaishnava theology the stories concerning the Gopis are said to exemplify Suddha-bhakti which is described as 'the highest form of unconditional love for God' (Krishna) . Their spontaneous and unwavering devotion is described in depth in the later chapters of the Bhagavata Purana.

To be continued in Parts - II and III

Comments about The Cosmic Dance - I by C. P. Sharma

  • (2/7/2010 8:31:00 AM)

    C.P. this one I have taken with me to digest some more. All the instruments for measuring time, surely both divine and eternal time is in this very moment as we dance? A lovely rhyming dance. Bob (Report) Reply

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  • (2/6/2010 8:34:00 PM)

    suddha bhakthi of the gopis on the lord krishna...from as a child to an youngster he was a sweetheart...what a lovely depiction of god lord krishna was...thanks for this wise and wonderful poem sir (Report) Reply

  • (2/3/2010 10:40:00 PM)

    A luminous effort. Your pen paints a
    bright tapestry on the canvas of the
    reader's mind. I appreciate the sound
    of the flute played by a master's hand.

    Always your friend,

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Poem Edited: Thursday, May 13, 2010

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