Waiting to bloom

Lotus Temple, Delhi
Lotus Temple, Delhi

Perceived to have a heart of stones
Pretending to be content with petals closed
Peeking to see the sun while the cloud moans
Pining for breaking free – eventually exposed

Claustrophobic the pretty palace starts to become
Caught between desires of present and past
Clamour of shrieks rupturing the ear drum
Crying, he hopesΒ to fly before life ceases to last

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30 thoughts on “Waiting to bloom

  1. Kritika Vashist June 20, 2015 / 6:14 pm

    I am quite surprised to read poetry on lotus temple with such perspective. I am confused, too. However, I really like the way you have worded it. The flow of the poetry is amazing!
    It does look like a closed structure, but the inside look and the vaulted height makes it so beautiful.
    I clicked so many pictures when I visited, lol!

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    • Prateek Kohli June 20, 2015 / 7:23 pm

      Thank you for the amazing appreciation which make me go la-la-la.
      But may I know why confused? πŸ˜€
      And yes it is indeed a beautiful place and this thought just reminded of this picture I took about 6 months ago πŸ™‚

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  2. sunainabhatia June 21, 2015 / 4:57 am

    a unique take on the temple of peace I must say….I remember visiting it as a child and the stillness of it all still rings in my ear….

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  3. shefalijha June 21, 2015 / 6:26 pm

    And a magic thus created…. A magician wid words you are Prateek πŸ™‚ Such a different aspect of observation…. Hats off πŸ™‚ keep up d good work πŸ™‚

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    • Prateek Kohli June 21, 2015 / 6:35 pm

      I am speechless, Shefali. Thank you so so much for the appreciation and encouragement. Coming from a wonderful thinker, these words mean a lot πŸ™‚

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  4. Prajakta June 22, 2015 / 1:01 pm

    Oh my!! This was such a deep take on the Lotus temple. I felt the yearning, the crossfires that it feels. You have outdone yourself on your depths here, Prateek!

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    • Prateek Kohli June 22, 2015 / 8:35 pm

      *Dancing like a chimpanzee*. Was going through its pictures taken a few months ago while having these thoughts. So tried to mingle the two. Really very glad that you liked it. πŸ™‚

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  5. milliethom June 22, 2015 / 7:59 pm

    Another poem so nicely done. It’s interesting how the lines of the first verse all begin with P, while those of the second start with C. Do those two letters have any significance regarding the meaning of the poem? I feel as though I’ve missed something there. Great imagery again.

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    • Prateek Kohli June 22, 2015 / 8:04 pm

      You got more than most of others ma’am. I tried to find ‘PeaCe’ while going through a phase of anxiety and that is why the letters P and C πŸ™‚
      Thank you so, so much for all the encouraging words you said. Coming from someone with experience as much as you, they mean a lot ^_^

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      • milliethom June 22, 2015 / 8:08 pm

        I confess to having little experience of writing my own poetry. The last time I studied poetry was when I was in my teens, doing my A levels! lol. That was so long ago… way back in the Dark Ages! I like what I’ve read of yours very much. Thank you for explaining about P and C. That makes sense. πŸ˜€

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      • Prateek Kohli June 22, 2015 / 8:24 pm

        Haha! The experience you have of life makes up for that. I read somewhere, “Poetry is a matter of life, not of language”. πŸ˜‰

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      • milliethom June 22, 2015 / 8:36 pm

        Probably true – it’s an interesting quote, anyway. I like reading poetry, but have no real interest in writing it myself. I write prose, so I concentrate on that. You have a talent for it, so go for it! πŸ™‚

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      • Prateek Kohli June 22, 2015 / 8:47 pm

        With your encouraging words, I’ll certainly be continuing it πŸ™‚

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    • Prateek Kohli June 23, 2015 / 8:47 pm

      Thank you so much, Sonya for stopping by and your lovely comment. I hope to see you again πŸ™‚

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    • Prateek Kohli June 23, 2015 / 9:26 pm

      Thank you so much, Udit. Though have done the challenge, but will gladly do a post to acknowledge you πŸ™‚

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