Memories Of A Misty Morning By The Lake
A misty morning by the lake is enchantingly beautiful. It casts a magical spell over you. You are surrounded by the beauty of nature, enveloped in peace. No storms of disquiet or restlessness brewing within you, but a profound peace that descends on you, unless you let mundane thoughts intrude into your blissful world.
The lakes, the rivers, the seas and the oceans have always held a deep fascination for mankind. From the Greek mythology, where Narcissus, the son of river god Cephissus, looked into a pool and fell in love with his reflection in the water to the reality of the drowning of Virginia Woolf (a beautiful mind!) who quietly walked into the River Ouse, near her home to end it all. From the earliest seafarers who sailed across seas and oceans, across continents, to the poets who sang paeans to the seas. Thomas Campbell’s Lord Ullin’s Daughter is poignant, the tragic drowning in the turbulent seas pulls at our heartstrings. Sarojini Naidu’s Coromandel Fishers frolic in the “kiss of the spray” and the “dance of the wild foam’s glee” at the sea. The call of the sea is irresistible, an endless fascination!
I believe we are wanderers at heart.
Here are quotes by Carl Sagan and Paulo Coelho. Reflect on these.
“Exploration is in our nature. We began as wanderers, and we are wanderers still. We have lingered long enough on the shores of the cosmic ocean. We are ready at last to set sail for the stars.”
― Carl Sagan, Cosmos
“We are all souls wandering the cosmos and, at the same time, living our lives, but with a sense that we are passing from one incarnation to another. If something touches to the core of our soul, it is remembered forever and affects whatever comes afterward.”
― Paulo Coelho
Here are my poems and my painting (beginner)
The Wandering Soul
Here under waters blue, dark, deep
My soul lies imprisoned in eternal sleep
Freeing myself from walls, high and steep
Forlorn I keep still and silently weep.
My soul clings to hope, yearns for light
Darkness descends, light no more in sight
Long to soar on wings and take flight
Merge with the moon and stars at night.
The soul thus chained is free at last
Hovering over lands and oceans vast
Moving around in swirling waters fast
A brilliant light on earth to cast.
HEART, MIND, AND SOUL
My heart craves for moments
To indulge my soul in bliss
Away from toils and cares of this world
To eternity and immeasurable peace.
My mind delves into depths of time
Seeking treasures sublime
Hold moments captive in memory’s realms
Recollections like fragments of shattered dreams.
My soul weary sailing turbulent storms of life
Swirling in life’s discord and strife
Longing for that bright day dawning
To merge with infinity yearning.
Copyright@Nandita Das 2015