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Flotilla of Stars

A lady walks onto the shore of a secluded lake,

Removes her clothes one by one,

And wades out into the water, before swimming to the middle at a gentle butterfly stroke;

Floating on the surface of the still lake,

Facing a midnight sky above,

Surely, meditating on the moon and its sublimity!

Reflecting the stars back like a mirror;

From far above, it must seem like:

This siren is being raised up, on a flotilla of stars!

To leave any extraterrestrial fascinated and awe-struck!

At this extraordinary creature cocooned in diamonds and offerings, precious beyond imagining;

For, I have been perched on a branch just 10 feet from terra firma and looking out all this while,

With camera in hand, in an aborted effort to photograph the night sky,

And, my jaw has long since dropped off !

But I am loathed to disturb these events and what they may portend, by trailing my camera on this remarkable beauty, and pressing ‘click’,

For, if there is any intelligent life in the galaxy with the means to travel across the stars,

There could not have been any better invitation to treat,

So, I may just witness first contact yet!

The Celestial Garden

I feel myself inexplicably reaching for the stars,

The vast eternity that peppers the night sky,

Brightest petals of the celestial wilderness that lies beyond,

Everything has its season,

Theirs is measured in millennia;

Pick apart the petals,

Measure it to your soul – the very essence of your being,

Feel it resonate like a calling,

Draw solace to face the reality:

You are but a bee on a flower of blue,

In a vast garden stretching beyond imagining;

I cannot help but agree with the proposition, therefore:

We were never meant to dwell on this flower alone;

How about you?