Dr. Ashok Malhotra

(Oneonta, New York)

What Is Love? - Poem by Dr. Ashok Malhotra

FOR THE HEART: IT MAY BE "A TWINGE OF A TWANG"
"A CLING OR A CLANG"
A STAB OR A THROB"
FOR THE SELF: IT MAY BE "A PSYCHOLOGICAL MOOD
OR A SPIRITUAL FOOD"
"A SUDDEN FEVER THAT TAKES OVER
OR AN SOS SIGNAL THAT THE EGO MIGHT DISAPPEAR"
FOR THE EXISTENCE: IT MAY BE " A WOUND IN BEING'S HEART
FROM WHICH YOU NEVER RECOVER
OR THE NATURE'S MYSTERIOUS WAY
FOR TWO BEINGS TO BEGIN TO DISCOVER"
FOR THE LOVERS: IT MAY BE
"WHERE THE MYSTERY OF THEIR BEING IS HIDDEN
OR THE SAVORING OF AN ECSTATIC EXPERIENCE
WHICH IS NO MORE FORBIDDEN"
FOR THE LIFE: IT MAY BE
"A UNISON OF TWO SOULS WHO WILL BE EQUAL PARTNERS
IN LIFE'S SORROWS, JOYS AND FIGHTS
OR A REMINDER NOT TO GET ATTACHED TO ANYTHING MATERIAL
WHILE TAKING IN EVERYONE OF WORLD'S DELIGHTS"

WHAT IS LIFE? A GIFT DIVINE SENT
OR A COSMIC ACCIDENT

THE VERNAL SPRING OF THE VITAL FORCE'S HISTORY
OR THE DEAD END OF A DARK MYSTERY

A CLEARING IN THE FOREST
OR THE SPIRIT'S ATTEMPT AT OBJECTIFYING ITSELF IN EARNEST

AN UNCONSCIOUS HISTORICAL SAGA OF THE BIG BANG
OR THE MENTAL RAVINGS OF A COSMIC MAD MAN

THE UNIVERSE COMING TO AN UNDERSTANDING OF ITSELF
OR THE EXPERIENCE OF ITS OWN NOTHINGNESS IN A NUTSHELL

THE COSMOS OFFERING ITS MOST PRECIOUS COMMODITY
OR REVEALING ITS UTTER IMPERFECTION THROUGH THIS UNIQUE ODDITY

A COSMIC EVOLUTIONARY BEND
OR WHERE ALL MEANINGS BEGIN AND END

THE SOURCE OF ALL STORIES AND HISTORIES
OR BY ESCAPING ALL DEFINITIONS REMAINING EVER A MYSTERY

HAVING BIRTH AND DEATH AS ITS TERMINAL POINTS
OR BEING THE BRIDGE AND GLUE OF THEIR JOINTS

A CONTINUOUS FLOW INCAPABLE OF BEING CAPTURED OR DEFINED
OR A PERFECTION IN MOTION THAT CAN'T BE REFINED


Comments about What Is Love? by Dr. Ashok Malhotra

  • (7/29/2007 4:42:00 AM)


    Hi Ashok,

    You started off writing about love and lost your way........ So you end up writing neither of love nor life..... Milk gone sour...you still can get cheese out of it...try!
    2. Writing in upper case amounts to shouting..... put it in lower case.
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 2, 2003



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