15 June, 2010

The Butterfly and The Mirror

Hither and Thither,
Daintily she flew.
From rough bough to soft petaled flower
To calm lake and to the sky - a merry blue.

On and on she flew,
Enjoying the seasons as they passed her by.
Through pleasant summer breeze
To the harsh and bitter winter winds.

She flitted and fluttered,
Spreading her joyful colours.
Happily conversing
With everyone that passed by.

Joyful she was,
To have loyal friends.
But her spirit deep inside
To her did 'unsatisfied' cry.

One day by chance,
She met a strange 'thing'
He stood there totally motionless,
With Royal bearings like a King.

He stood straight and tall
And looked to her imposing.
He looked at her, expressionless and grave
Until she, venturing closer
A near shock to her almost giving.

For He was just Her!
The Two of them combined.
Their appearances were different
And did set them apart,
But their souls and values
Were by an invisible cord entwined.

Everyday they met
And she would merrily chatter
He listened patiently,
Not a word, to break her flow, did he utter.

She found in him,
Her True Best Friend.
A pure and natural Trust,
Between them was divinely bound.
A harmonious Love did around them surround,
And kept them through all events,
By each others sides.

In him,
She saw herself as she truly was.
Her natural and pure nature
Through him was reflected All.

Nothing was left out
And nothing was enhanced.
He accepted her as she was,
And let her be the same.

Now all her days,
Were filled with him.
Each second and every minute,
Had his name engraved,
In her soft soul within.

Each smile that she smiled,
The shy twinkle in her eyes,
The cute and lively dance of her spirit
All originated in the realms of her heart,
Whenever she thought of him.

He remained unchanged [outwardly],
Only now impatient,
He would wait for her to come.
Flying with those fairy wings,
And looking like a tiny elf,
She had enchanted him
And had expertly weaved her special charm around,
Exclusively for him. 

An Angel divine, did she appear to him,
Infusing him with Life.
He could not reflect the joy he felt
And so, at every coming moment,
Hinted to her through subtle signs,
Thereby drawing her closer to him.

All he could genuinely do for her,
Was to listen while she spoke,
To give her support in abundance,
He protected her from her threatening fears
And stayed by her side till she subsided her tears.
He was there for her, everyday
Heedless to the endless days passing.

They were happy together,
She with him
And him with she.
Around each other,
They lived their lives freely.
Neither of them trespassed,
The others' territory.

A precious relationship,
So pure and chaste
Is thus in my imagination enshrined.
Whenever my mind brings it forth,
From my lips, escape a - Sigh!

Venice :)


  1. Ahh I do have a similar relation with my hubby :) am truly blessed..

    Lovely poem..it is beautiful.

  2. @ Lazy Pineapple: You are lucky... :) it's so nice to have someone like that in your life! Congratulations and I wish the two of you all happiness and goodness!!

  3. @ Loganathan: Thank You!!

    @ Ficus: :)

  4. lovely poem -
    //He protected her from her threatening fears
    And stayed by her side till she subsided her tears.
    beautiful lines..

  5. Totally awesome lines and well
    written. Came thru' Indiblogger.

  6. @ Dishit: Thank You Dishit!! I'll be writing some more poems, so keep dropping in :)

    @ Priya: Hey Priya!! Thanks :) I have checked into your blog... I really like your poems!!

  7. i loved the depth of the imagination on such a simple phenomenon of reflection in the mirror........beautiful thoughts and gr8 stretch of imagination:)

  8. @ Guru: Oooh, your's is one of the best comments for this post!! It's so lovely to know that you grasped the fundamental aspect of this poem!! Thank you, thank you ! :)

  9. Well expressed.
    Lovely lines, a happy ending. :)

  10. Hey, Thanks Indrani :)

  11. Such a beautiful poem. Even I sighed when it was over. Do keep writing :)

    Am following you now...

  12. Heya Charu!! Happy to know you liked the poem :) Thanks for following my Blog! Cheerio :)

  13. Hi Venice, that was a nice poem. Initially I thought 'he' was the butterfly's own mirror reflection. But as the poem progressed, 'he' became another entity. Regds, Punam

  14. You got that right Punam :)'He' is another individual. Thanks for coming in and reading my poem...

  15. "They lived their lives freely.
    Neither of them trespassed,
    The others' territory."

    this is so perfect...striving to achieve that balance.Lovely poem.

  16. Hey thank you very much Varsha... It's always great to know when someone identifies or likes your work. So, Cheers girl! Have fun :)

  17. My kinda poem... Simply elegant


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  19. Hiya Namit!! Sweet to know that you liked it :) Read your blog post... it was realistic with quite a touch of humour :D loved it!!!


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