The upper verse
establishes the thematic context while the butterfly simile in the lower verse
enhances the visual and emotional aspects of the poem.
And the verb, reminisce ("indulge in enjoyable recollection of past
events," not just remember past events) in the upper verse, resonates well
with the emotional point (like a butterfly chasing in the garden") of the
Like a bird she wishes to have her dream of freedom as she
inhales the sublime love at an early dawn. Her tendered-eyed magical beauty sways
in the gentle wind along the Gopalpur sea shore.
Perhaps she has to travel the early passage of time before
mingling with godly feeling. The mystic change she correlates with the beauty
of nature. As she steps into a different moonlit world, laced with myriads of smiles,
poems of possessiveness and seeds of beauty sprout like little stars.
her love swells
to an aesthetic height
full moon night
the romantic clouds sail around
kissing the moon once and again
The melodious breeze sings songs of romance to the rhythmic tune
of sinuous waves. The architect of nature secretly plants the seed of
enchantment in her garden of life.
The lone landmass is
surrounded by water body of great Chilka lake in Odisha along the east coast of
The barefooted, half-clad boat-man embraces the murmuring breeze and recites
the age-old folk song for the Goddess Kalijai.
When we reach the island,
he starts narrating the mythological importance of the place. The temple bell
rings with the muse of wavy water all around. Our tutorial guide elaborates the
geology of the rock exposures. As an amateur earth science student, my mind
prompts me quickly to pick up a few pieces of rock, born millions years ago!
In the evening we return
back carrying the pleasant memories. In the college reopening day, my professor
delivers a lecture on the rise of the Himalaya out of a gigantic ancient ocean,
the TethysSea. It is an awesome story. I compare
and contrast my field trip- the lone landmass encircled by the Chilka lake!