“through the act of living, the discovery of oneself is made concurrently with the discovery of the world around us. . ."

Monday, February 16, 2009


Like fireflies they come,
Out of  the darkness around me
And I realize I am not blind.

Like dewdrops they fall,
From the canopy above
And I realize I am thirsty.

Unchained melodies, they rise 
Like white clouds from the chasm,
And I realize I am on the edge.

They chatter like leaves of the Banyan,
Laughing children running home from school,
And I realize I am alive.

Like flamingoes they lift,
Sunrays tinting feathers gold
And I realize I have a soul.

They come scampering,
Like my dogs after a bath
Shaking, spraying droplets,
Big arcs of love,
Crying, ‘Wake up! Wakeup!
Play with us!’ –

Happily, I take up the pen.
Balachandran, Trivandrum, 16.02.2009


  1. Excellent Balan.
    Happily you can take the pen.
    It gets imbibed by others too.

  2. wow...
    and again wonderful...
    words and their charisma..!!

  3. a poem on muse..hats off..
    every line producing an image..chattering leaves,running children,doggies,dewdrops..

    loved it

  4. @extremity: Gee, glad u liked it! :D

  5. The way the words fly, fly and fly... You excel yourself in this one, Balan. The lines keep soaring; higher and higher they go. And you don't feel giddy because only this feeling of going higher and higher exists.

  6. This is like cool water trickling thru my soul.. You do write with such elan..

  7. @Sandy: Thanks, Sandy! The sound of happiness is that of gurgling waters in a stream!:)

  8. Beautiful as usual...Let the blessings shower,


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