Serene waves of surf
That rise
From the vast
Expanse of ocean
Part of it
Yet struggling
To establish
Its own
Surges with
Immense force
To merge
To become
Part of the whole

Serene waves in space
That spread
Through the air
Ether spreading
Sounds of creation
Soft, humming
The primordial OM
Rustling, sussurring
With the breeze
Rattling with stones
Treading steps
Of creatures, humans
Creating cacophony
Voices in Babel

Serene waves of sound
That need to be heard
Words, notes
Ideas, notions
Spiritual inspirations
Temple bells
Church peals
Call of the muezzin
That appeal
To goodness
Viciously twisted
Into shrieks of terror
Cries of pain, torture
Death and destruction

Serene waves of silence
Solace, serenity
A touch of love
A feel of affection
A caring
A demand to listen
Voices of reason
Of conservation
Ecological preservation
Sound pollution
Spreading ripples
Of devotion
Creating empathy

Serene waves of thought
To listen to
To envelop you
With their soothing
Reviving rejuvenating
Beats, rhythms
Of nature
Of creation
Of music, chants
Of prayers
Humming with belief
Singing paeans of glory
Ideas, notions, feelings
That are a blessing
A gift from the Divine

Welcome to the Friday Loose Bloggers Consortium where Akanksha, Anu, Ashok, Conrad, DeliriousGaelikaa,  GrannymarMagpie11,  Nema, Noor, Ordinary Joe, Paul, Maria the Silver Fox, Rummuser , Will Knott, and I write on the same topic. Please do visit the linked blogs to get seventeen different flavours of the same topic.

About padmum

You could call me Dame Quixote! I tilt at windmills. I have an opinion on most matters. What I don't have, my husband Raju has in plenty. Writer and story teller, columnist and contributer of articles, blogs, poems, travelogues and essays to Chennai newspapers, national magazines and websites, I review and edit books for publishers and have specialized as a Culinary Editor and contributed content, edited and collaborated on Cookbooks. My other major interest used to be acting on Tamil and English stage, Indian cinema and TV. I am a wordsmith, a voracious reader, crossword buff and write about India's heritage, culture and traditions. I am interested in Vedanta nowadays. I am now an Armchair traveller/opinionator/busybody!
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10 Responses to SERENE

  1. Rummuser says:



  2. Ahhh … very nice. Padmum, you are the LBC poet laureate.

    By the way, this Conrad over at levintel doesn’t seem to exist. Hmmm…


  3. Delirious says:

    Very nice! I especially liked that you added space, and thought, which I never would have thought to include. 🙂


  4. blackwatertown says:

    The power of serenity.


  5. You have captured the essence of SERENE in a most awe-some manner. I am going back to your post and re-reading it and this time taking in all the words with thought and care. It is much to beautiful to only read once.


  6. Grannymar says:

    I have no words, you said them all.


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