Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Extraordinary Picnic

We all are little gypsies
Searching our long, lost home
On this vast, capacious planet;
The beautiful, ambrosial home
That we have left behind
In the last life
In the form of a place or a person.

Moments of perfection
Occur startlingly in life,
When we find our lost home
And our vibe attracts our tribe
Amid the green paddy fields
Or perhaps under the misty rainbows.
Then, a thousand bells tingle in our soul.

It is some extraordinary picnic,
Where the sounds of laughter
Erupt from the kernel of our existence,
Where the soul smiles and shines,
Pancakes taste like chocolate muffins;
Abundance of hilarity and jauntiness
Enlighten us to live.

-Purba Chakraborty

Linking this poem with Poets United Midweek Motif ~ Picnic

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  1. Purba, it is always so nice to see you. I love the overview of life in this poem. I took somewhat the same view...I especially love "Then a thousand bells tingle in our soul." Beautiful.

  2. I am in absolute awe of your verse Purba
    Beautifully penned (as always)

    Lots of love,

  3. True..we are all gypsies looking for home!!

  4. Such beautiful images. A wonderful description of enlightenment.

  5. The surprises in life can indeed be a picnic in themselves while living our lives! Bravo!

  6. "Moments of perfection
    Occur startlingly in life,
    When we find our lost home
    And our vibe attracts our tribe"

    This explains those moments when everything feels just right, moments when time layers and spirals to contain just what we would save from the past--and maybe a glimpse of the future.. Wholeness of spirit. Thank you.

  7. Such scintillating imagery Purba- perfect moments.

  8. How we should embrace those moments of perfection in our lives for we need them for our memories when all else is lost. The company we keep makes our food all that much tastier. Beautifully written Purba.

  9. Very lovely flow and the visuals it draws. It captures the joy of what should be a humble event/humble life.

  10. I LOVE the meditative and sweet note of this beautiful poem Purba. Style is the man. May thousand bells tingle in your soul forever.

  11. Love the title and how you linked it to the poem sweetie... amazing indeed... :-) xoxo

  12. The poem is refreshing, exuding happiness.... beautiful, Purba... :-)

  13. It's a very beautiful poem ! 'Pancakes taste like chocolate muffins' did make me a smile :)

  14. Blissful words and power reflection straight from heavenly grains:) Do read my interview of Ramona on:

  15. The extraordinary picnic of life - what a wonder - yes..we all spread our tablecloth under the skies and hope to find our place there - a magical poem :)

  16. Nice one Purba. :D
    With these words, I can sense you had good picnic time in recent past. :P

  17. lovely idea about us all being gypsies... and finding our tribe and place in the world

  18. How beautifully penned... especially loved the tittle :)

  19. Gypsies searching for the long last home, that reminds me of a few words and nothing as strong as "Nostalgia". It is wonderful how we find ways to connect our previous memories to the future. Beautiful composition Purba.


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