This is the final post from the archives of Smitha Vishwanath who shares poetry, wonderful travel posts and life experiences on her blog. I have chosen this poem for the last post in Smitha’s series, not just because it is beautiful, but also because it won the Certificate of Outstanding Performance from Asian Literary Society.
Dewdrop- The Love of the Wind (2018) by Smitha Vishwanath
Sometimes you hope to win, sometimes you just know you just must. At the cost of appearing arrogant which is not the message I’d like you to get and is not the case, the truth is I enjoyed writing this poem and loved it every-time I read it just like a dewdrop that amazes me every-time I see it.
This poem took its birth in a crystalline drop of nature and lies glimmering in that same drop. I truly hope you enjoy reading the poem. Would love to hear your comments.
Dewdrop- The Love of the Wind
What’s that, that daintily shimmers, in the sun-
I see it glistening on my daily morning run,
Bedecks every blade of grass and sparkles on the lamina,
Ethereal, pure, exquisite as my pashmina…
What’s that, that makes delicate silken strands of cobwebs gleam-
Pearl beads on a gossamer veil; a young bride’s dream,
Crystallized vapors on flowers, ferns and fronds,
Hanging fairy lights, turned on at dusk and dawn…
What’s that, that twinkles o’er petals and boughs-
Railings and bridges…now its here, now it goes,
Diamonds on a velvety gown, starry sequins; a seraphic sight,
Sprig of baby’s breath in a bouquet of roses white…
It isn’t, remnants of a drizzly night- a trifling raindrop,
Or woes of the earth I sight- a melancholic teardrop,
Its the warm wind’s kiss as it over-head blows,
A mystical, iridescent dewdrop it leaves, that refracts and glows…
©Smitha Vishwanath 2018
Roads: A Journey With Verses – Vandana Bhasin and Smitha Vishwanath
“Roads” is a poetic rendezvous that takes the reader on a panoramic journey, making one pause, ponder and celebrate life.
The book is a light, alluring read that instantly strikes a chord and elevates one’s spirits. A trove of 60 poems, it is quilled with beads of nine virtues: Courage, Wisdom, Serenity, Love, Hope, Strength, Joy, Compassion and Gratitude. The verses encapsulate life’s ebbs and flows while prompting the reader to enjoy its simple pleasures.
“Roads” is a book that you would want to keep on your bedside, for a quiet read before retiring for the night or for the morning wisdom to seize the day. With poems revolving around emotions that each of us experiences, “Roads” very easily develops a personal connect with the reader that is defiantly refreshing.
“Roads” is a journey with verses. Take it on yours.
An early review for the collection
Roads: A Journey With Verses is a beautiful book of mainly freestyle poetry written by Smitha Vishwanath and Vandana Bhasin. I have read and enjoyed a lot of poetry on Smitha’s blog in the past, but this was my first introduction to Vandana’s poetry.
I thought this was a wonderful combination of work by two talented poets and I enjoyed the different styles of writing by the two contributors. Smitha writes delicately beautiful poems in which her messages are subtly shrouded as if within a loving cocoon of words. Vandana’s writing is more strident and forthright, but I enjoyed her style equally and her strong messages for women’s rights moved me greatly.
This book is divided into sections as follows: Courage, Wisdom, Serenity; Love, Strength, Compassion and Joy, Hope, Gratitude. Each section is divided into subsections setting out an arrange of delightful poems in each subcategory. Each subsection is introduced with a short introductory verse which conveys its meaning for the poets and each poem is introduced with a paragraph setting out the the meaning and purpose of the specific poem to the writer. I really enjoyed reading about the inspiration and meaning behind each poem.
Head over and buy the book: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07TW5WT23
And on Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07TW5WT23
About Vandana Bhasin
Writer, blogger and an avid reader, I like to quill verses and share my views on life and its varied facets. I believe in creating an identity for self and working towards turning my dreams into reality.
A banker turned writer, I discovered my passion towards writing whilst on the journey to know myself. Writing transformed me in a way that I had never imagined.
My works have been published in more than two dozen anthologies.
Connect to Vandana via her blog: My Feelings My Freedom
About Smitha Vishwanath
A little about me for whoever found their way here deliberately or stumbled upon this page. It wouldn’t be wrong to call me “The Bored Banker”. With 20 years of banking behind me, it’s safe to say that I am good at what I do. The door to banking was open when I finished university and I walked straight through it. Banking chose me and I accepted.
It took me some years, 14 to be precise, to realize that the profession that had consumed a large part of my adult life was simply a job. While I devoted a lot of time and energy to it, there was something missing. That’s when it dawned that banking was just one aspect of my life; it was not “My Life”!
This realization was the beginning of a new journey and this blog, created in 2012, was the product of that journey!
Connect to Smitha
My thanks to Smitha for allowing me to share posts from her archives and I do recommend that you head over to explore for yourselves.. thanks Sally.