Infused :: Inspired by and Infused to Love

My first 250 poems are all about various themes that have touched me.

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Collection: Essays to a Swan
Essays to a Swan

1 Amore →

An early poem and a wakeup for us all to see the beauty in life, overcome worry and live infused with love.

2 Thank You →

Inspired to write again after 3 years, this one simply shows gratitude to the Lord for things we behold.

3 Sara →

Thought of in November, I wrote this to 4 women I loved greatly as if as one.

4 Wishes →

Birthday wishes for a good friend of mine. I usually send this out on birthdays along with a fresh poem.

5 Sandra →

Another early romantic poem (they get better with time).

Uma, 12 Nov 2016
Family, Essays to a Swan

6 Mother →

A tribute to mothers, especially mine - "lights that guide us through the dark".

7 Son →

On myself, this tells a personal tale of my youth.

8 Sasha →

Dedicated to 5 of my school teachers, the poem ends with me yearning to join them behind the blackboard someday.

God, 23 Dec 2016
Spirit, Essays to a Swan

9 Ebbs and Flows →

A plea to one and all to have enthusiasm in life to "flow through our niggles" and be "full of joy" despite the ups and downs.

Uma, 31 Dec 2016
Family, Essays to a Swan

10 Infants →

About babies and how they can soothe our hearts. For my mother Uma.

God, 31 Dec 2016
Spirit, Essays to a Swan

11 Hope →

A message that Hope shalt spring, eternal in the human breast - and that we "live eternal in God's light of love".

12 Brother →

For my dearest friend whom I see like a brother.

13 Cousins →

A plea to cousins to treat each other well and accumulate good memories of "mischievous deeds and healthy fun".

14 Mentors →

For mentors who "push the boundaries of our abilities", a "chain of nurturers showing us the way".

God, 22 Jan 2017
Nature, Essays to a Swan

15 Nature →

Beginning with romantic thoughts like "standing under a waterfall beside one you love", this poem ends with a call to have "deep wells of love, for the plants and animals that share this planet".

SA, 22 Jan 2017
Romance, Essays to a Swan

16 Muse Male →

Love, from a woman's eyes, for her man "whose graceful nature and toil, kept us in abundance and comfort".

17 Doing →

About seeing life as a constant effort to Serve God through benevolence to his creatures.

18 Friends →

For a dear friend who I "thank for being steadfast in love for those are the very things - that makes us feel not like paupers but as kings".

19 Love →

An earnest plea to love one another "for it is only when we express love that we become closer to our true self".

20 Teeming With Life →

How the world can be if Builders (Change Agents) were all given a chance to "reshape that stream of activity around us until the possibility of greatness is achieved".

21 The Path to God →

Describes God and the divinity within. A path to "guide the traveller to his journey's end".

Dauntless

22 Dauntless →

For Bethany Nikka Ferret, character in Curious Lives, a bold, young and dashing adventurer - captain of the sea rescue boat - Resolute.

23 Perfection →

Another poem in the Spirit series, Perfection tells us how life can be when we are inspired - "deep seated in our mind it liberates".

God, 19 Mar 2017
Nature, Essays to a Swan

24 Acres Wild →

Named for the Jethro Tull song, this poem tells of forests that "give a weary traveller rest", - those of us who "see acres wild, filled with the wonder of a child".

25 A Friendly Nod →

On looking back to my time in Bellevue in Nov 2013 and how I was touched by so many people - receiving both positivity and encouragement.

26 Wistfulness →

Introducing Tracey (future imagined lover) - a character from Wilbur Smith's Diamond Hunters.

27 Touched →

One more of those devotional poems that talks of life, with "experiences so engraved in our minds - emotions that linger in all shapes and kinds".

28 Cycle →

Begins with a mention of the Indian God of Death - Yama, this one talks of the cycles of life and death - each one ending with a rebirth

29 Inspire →

For my mother - "with her at my side, the battle of life to fight, saves me from danger, my anchor in any plight"

30 Eros →

For Tracey again, this one ends with - "soaring on cupids wings, the couple would reflect - years later, on that love - so pristine and perfect".

Mademoiselle

31 Mademoiselle →

A romantic poem in French about how "my days are incomplete without you - the nights without colour and alone".

32 Tether →

Another fun romantic poem. This one sung by a friend while the ink was still drying.

33 Sivam →

Devotional - For Mahakala and Mahakali (the Primal Aspects) - Lord and Queen of TIME. "reveal themselves they do to a few - seers and saints in every hue - to instill in us a sense of direction - to stay the course".

34 Once →

Now the memories are a tad painful... Here's to the love that never was! "spent in spirit but not wistful - for the next time I shall savour with care - every moment that two lovers can share" Did I even savour the next one?

35 Light →

I think of those days I was rapt - "so deep the bond we lovingly forged - feel you beside me our lips engorged".

36 Glimmer →

For a girl I met that evening, sitting quiet and not talking much - "It gets lonely sometimes as one waits - For love to come and flood the gates"

37 Friends2 →

For a dear old friend, in memory of good times and a imperative to "raise our glasses we did in toast - to a life from which we would wrest the most".

38 Notables →

For Tolkien et alii - a tribute to books, movies and songs - hence the category Medley. "to rediscover the Flame Imperishable - set in the heart of every man able".

39 Striving →

As the poem ends, it makes you ponder "in striving we find we've grown, our hearts widening, - our minds reaching to the far galaxies glimmering".

40 Dwell →

Ah, to be young and in love again... "methinks a partner is the best thing to keep - in sickness and in health, a spirit so deep - entrenched in your soul"

41 Maa →

On the death of my grandmother Vasantha whom we used to call Maa.

42 Music →

For my grandmother again - that carnatic vocalist of yester year. "music was in you its what gave your life soul - soul that rang true as a melody in a bowl".

43 Toi →

For my teachers Sri Aurobindo and Mirra Alfassa, written at their ashram in Pondicherry. "We seem on the brink - of total annihilation our pilot extinguished with no time to pause and think - to follow our highest right as dictated by that voice from within".

44 Fate →

Lost in time... "a love that engulfed us - through storm and rain that love animated me and was - a bulwark against the harsh world, cozy and secure".

45 Stormy →

Dedicated to Richard Bach, ispired by his character Stormy, who with her partner Strobe work to teach children by "Open[ing] their hearts to the glee of boundless flight - Supporting them so dearly with all of our might"

46 For AFT →

9 things I learned by loving (9 different women :). Written with a hope to leave the past in the past and look to the future...

To Hold

47 To Hold →

Wedding Vows (as to be expected - there wasnt even a girl on the horizon when I wrote this :p)

God, 18 Dec 2017
Nature, Essays to a Swan

48 Nos Animaux →

A poem about the animals and animal characters in my (younger) life.

49 Go Back →

I was thinking about my father and how often we'd like to "Go Back" in time, especially when as we grow, we find relationships with loved ones strained.

50 Prayer Rebirth →

At every death, there is cause to pause and reflect on these, it helps put living in perspective and to celebrate the time we have (left).


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