March 11, 2009

Moonlit Blossom

Adorned was the night sky,
with the full-moon ,
Encircled by polka-dotted stars.

Petals of the inchoate night lily bud
unwrapped one-by-one.

The lustrous moon
enthralled the lily.

The lily was swept by love for the moon
at first sight.

The moon caste its mirage
on the pristine waters of the lake.
Basking in the shimmer of the moon
the lily blossomed to its prime beauty
night- by- night into a fully bloomed flower.

It admired the moon secretly
from a distance…
Adored its aura scrumptiously
for many nights…
Attempted to lure the moon
by its luscious petals…

It anticipated eagerly, until twilight
for the moon to arrive
and illuminate the night sky
with its pervasive milkyness.

Wondered why its lover,
shrinked night-by-night.
Nonetheless, it was awestruck
at the variegated hues
and the versatile shapes
the moon transmuted into every night.

After a fortnight...

It amassed courage
to reveal its innate feelings.

The lily waited that night
anxiously for the moon’s arrival.

But alas the moon didn’t return that night.
With jaded dreams, the lily pined for its sight.

Dejected it was…
Confused it was…

Forlorn and forsaken in the cold, murky waters
it withered and perished that very night
and was immersed
to the unfathomable depths of the lake.


  1. Wow...ReaLLy an Awestruck...
    "The lily was swept by love for the moon
    at first sight"

    A Tragedic But Well Written.......

  2. *delightful*

    and creative! :)

  3. loved how it turned out to be..
    the lily and the moon - only a soulful poetess like you are could churn out a poem about their love :D

    loved it !! thanks for writing this Appu :D (hope you don't mind me calling you that :P)

  4. Am spellbound! Such intricate emotions, I have never seen displayed wid such panache! Luvd da poem nd am eager to read more1 Do treat us to more of such literary delights! :)

  5. i love moon ..

    n i loved the poem.. it was lovely.. i could picturise the whole thing.. standing at the bank of the lake.. and seein the moon.. hnnm lovelyy

  6. WOW.... Is all I have to say :P It is beautiful... And the poem was a treat to the eyes and mind and soul :)



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