A water lily’s serenade

My little rendezvous with this beautiful Egyptian water lily. Photo credits: Pankaj Bihani (dad!). In fact, his name signifies coincidentally, the lotus.

I sleep in those
Dungeons dark.
Shadowed thoughts.
Forgotten dreams.
Skin paper thin.
Yet
When you touch me,
With your fingers of gold-
The musty mist
Of melancholy dies.
Darkness cowers
Under your effulgent shine.
My skin’s aglow
In your lilac light,
Intoxicating, my sun,
I your amethyst eyes,
In your gentle kiss, is your lover’s rise.

149 Comments Add yours

  1. Yleniaely says:

    Absolutely fascinating and gorgeous poem, I love it!!! 😊

    Liked by 6 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much ❀️. I’m so glad to have you here!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Broken H says:

    This is lovely!!

    Liked by 4 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much!

      Liked by 1 person

  3. francisashis says:

    I truly like the lovely Egyptian water lily and of course the words of your heart which you have penned down in this post just like the blooming water lily.Take care.πŸŒΉπŸ‘πŸ™

    Liked by 4 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Well thank you so much dearest friend. Means so much. Lovely. Thank you man!😊

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      1. francisashis says:

        Most welcome.πŸŒΉπŸ‘πŸ™

        Liked by 1 person

  4. Navin says:

    This is simply….amazingly gorgeous poem

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Oh mate! Thank you so much. You really are making me smile today 😊

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Navin says:

        I’m glad to know that I could bring smile on your face 😊✨

        Liked by 1 person

      2. Shanyu says:

        You did! Thank you once again.

        Liked by 1 person

  5. Ishita Gupta says:

    I….WOW! You have left me speechless. I don’t have the right words to describe the beauty of this poem. I love it with all my heart. This is absolutely amazing!!!πŸ’žπŸ’žπŸŒΉ

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Dearest friend, such kind words. Thank you so very much dearest. It means so much ❀️. I’m so glad you like the poem. Thank you.
      Hugs.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Ishita Gupta says:

        I love the poemβ™₯️
        Most welcome dear🌺

        Liked by 1 person

      2. Shanyu says:

        Thank you Ishita Dear. Thank you

        Liked by 1 person

  6. Aakanksha says:

    So beautiful πŸ’•

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much Aakansha.

      Liked by 1 person

  7. Lia says:

    Oh my. This is rather nice (says with heart flutters). πŸ˜πŸ’›πŸ‘Œ

    Liked by 4 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much Lia! Thank you πŸ’›

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Lia says:

        Seriously though. It was a very deep flutter. That last line was the perfect ending!! πŸ‘πŸ’˜πŸ‘

        Liked by 1 person

      2. Shanyu says:

        Thank you dear. I am humbled by your words. Glad you like it. Your words are so kind!

        Liked by 1 person

  8. inspirechief says:

    Beautiful poem. I love the flower. Thank you for sharing.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much! My pleasure to share the poem.

      Liked by 1 person

  9. JUST EKTA says:

    This the so beautiful & You are just 14!!!!! unbelievable
    Your write ups are beyond words.. Good luck Shan!!

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much EKTA!
      It means so much. I’m so glad you like my works.
      Good luck to you too.
      Shaan.

      Liked by 1 person

  10. gifted50 says:

    This is so beautiful, the flower and your words. I am so pleased to make your acquaintance.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much dearest friend. It means so much. Take care. Glad to meet you too.

      Liked by 1 person

  11. Aushi says:

    Magnificent workπŸ‘keep it up πŸ€—πŸ€—

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much Aushi. Glad to have you here.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Aushi says:

        Pleasure is all mine 😊😊😊

        Liked by 1 person

      2. Shanyu says:

        πŸ˜‰πŸ™

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  12. This is sublime, Shanyu. Your words melt my heart:
    My skin’s aglow
    In your lilac light,
    Intoxicating, my sun,
    I your amethyst eyes,
    In your gentle kiss, is your lover’s rise.
    Gorgeous!!!!

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    1. Shanyu says:

      My dearest G., Thank you so so much. I’m so glad you like it. This was one of my first love poems and better than to have you here?
      Thank you so much dearest friend.
      Hugs,
      Shanyu

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      1. My pleasure. One of your first love poems.. It’s beautiful and I feel privileged I read it. Thank you for sharing Shanyu.
        Hugs and love right back to you.

        Liked by 1 person

      2. Shanyu says:

        Dear Gabriela,
        Thank you for this. I’m beaming when I read this. Means a lot.
        Sending you wonderful tulips.

        Liked by 1 person

      3. My pleasure. I got the tulips. They are beautiful. What can I send you?

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      4. Shanyu says:

        Your kind words have already accentuated the day dear. What more can I ask for?

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      5. You are sweet. Thank you.

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      6. Shanyu says:

        My pleasure 😊.

        Liked by 1 person

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much dearest friend!

      Liked by 1 person

  13. JZ Writer says:

    I nominated you for a Sunshine Blogger Award! Feel free to not participate if it’s not your thing. https://josezajama.wordpress.com/2020/07/26/sunshine-blogger-award/

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much J. I am so sorry but with the time constraints I currently am facing, I will have to decline this nomination. Please know that it is a very kind move. I hope you understand. Thank you so much my friend. Peace to you.

      Like

  14. Really beautiful poem and an amazing pic. πŸ™‚

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much friend. I am so glad you like it.

      Liked by 1 person

  15. Blissful. ❀️❀️

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much M. It means a lot.

      Like

      1. 😊✌️

        Liked by 1 person

  16. -Eugenia says:

    Stunning image and beautiful poem. πŸ’œ

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much E. This means so much coming from you. Peace to you.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. -Eugenia says:

        You’re welcome. πŸ˜‰

        Liked by 1 person

      2. Shanyu says:

        πŸ˜‰πŸ’›

        Liked by 1 person

  17. Marvellous, fascinating, beautiful, sublime, surreal, sterling….. Words are less to describe this masterpiece! It’s so very good, Shanyu! πŸ’—πŸ’Ÿ

    Liked by 4 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Oh S, thank you so much for this beautiful comment. You really have made my day. Glad you like it.

      Liked by 1 person

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much S

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Sakshi says:

        You’re welcome 😊

        Liked by 1 person

      2. Shanyu says:

        πŸ™ƒπŸ˜‰

        Liked by 1 person

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much Nancy!

      Like

  18. Kritika says:

    Lovely 😍😍

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much K!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Kritika says:

        Pleasure 😊

        Liked by 1 person

  19. Durkwa says:

    Poetic genius. You are talented!

    Liked by 4 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much friend. Means so much to have you here

      Like

  20. calmkate says:

    very romantic and what a stunning photo, you and your father make a good team! Nice to meet you πŸ™‚

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much K! It means so much to have you here! Thank you so much for your time and support.
      Peace!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. calmkate says:

        you two have talent!

        Liked by 1 person

      2. Shanyu says:

        I’m glad you see it. He’s a wonderful bird photographer at hobby and I a poet. We seem to go well together indeed.

        Liked by 1 person

      3. calmkate says:

        I’m a poet and also love photography but mine is nowhere near this standard πŸ™‚

        Liked by 2 people

      4. Shanyu says:

        Well that is so humble, but I truly appreciate your writing style. It’s my fortune to have wonderful readers such as you.

        Liked by 1 person

      5. calmkate says:

        my writing style varies greatly, thank you πŸ™‚

        Liked by 1 person

  21. You are a wizard at word choice! Such a perfect transition from a sense of dark enclosure to brilliant color and life unfolding into the light.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      That is a wonderful comment. Thank you. Yes, I wanted to show that transition in prospect of a lotus bud rising from the muck. So glad you caught it

      Liked by 2 people

  22. siaonara says:

    Love this lovely poem. Short and so sweet!

    Liked by 4 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much friend. Glad you stopped by.

      Liked by 1 person

  23. SeliπŸ’• says:

    Such a beautiful poem.
    More power to u πŸ‘

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much S! This is a wonderful comment.

      Like

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much!

      Like

  24. JoAnn says:

    Lovely πŸ™‚πŸŒΈ

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much J!

      Liked by 1 person

  25. Beautiful – the touch of another is often enough to keep us going.

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much. Yes, sometimes, a little support goes a long way.

      Liked by 1 person

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much R!

      Like

  26. I love your style of poetry.. it’s like a chain of thought but broken.. good job! Plus I love the picture of the flower ❀️

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much R! I’m so glad you find it so. I am delighted to have this comment. Thank you. Peace ✌️

      Like

  27. Awesome! Glad to meet you Shanyu, I’m finding amazing poems in your blog ~Jay

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much! It means a lot to receive this wonderful comment. Wishing you a wonderful Sunday!

      Like

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much friend!

      Like

      1. Welcome-don’t forget to keep smilingπŸ˜‡

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      2. Shanyu says:

        I won’t. I hope you don’t forget smiling either! Changing the world one smile at a time!

        Like

      3. πŸ˜‡πŸ•Ί
        I like that-changing the world one smile at a time.

        Liked by 2 people

  28. Wow, just wow ❀️

    Liked by 4 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much S!

      Like

  29. KatYa says:

    Lovely. Amethyst is my birthstone too

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      That is beautiful. Amethyst isn’t actually my birthstone. It happens to be sapphire. February eh?

      Like

    1. Shanyu says:

      Wow! I’m so glad to have you here. Each visit visit makes me smile so wide.

      Like

  30. Nisha Sharma says:

    So beautiful πŸ₯°

    Liked by 1 person

  31. Nicely penned
    Stay safe happy wealthy and healthy

    Liked by 4 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much K! Those are beautiful words. Thank you. Have a fantastic week.

      Liked by 1 person

  32. rothpoetry says:

    I love how you turned a lotus into an enchanting love story!
    Dwight

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much Dwight. Those are wonderful words. Thank you for your kindness. Have a fantastic day.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. rothpoetry says:

        You are welcome! … and you too!

        Liked by 1 person

  33. You are a great craftsman!!

    Liked by 4 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much! I’m so glad to know you like my work. Have a great day.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. You are welcome, Shanyu!

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Chocoviv says:

        You’re welcome 😊

        Liked by 1 person

  34. Lovely…especially that last line.

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much friend. Have a fantastic week.

      Liked by 1 person

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much D! Have a fantastic day.

      Like

      1. Thank you !πŸ™‚

        Liked by 1 person

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much friend! Have a wonderful day.

      Liked by 1 person

  35. Kally says:

    Your words are so encouraging and inspiring to me.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much. I’m glad to know my words make a difference.

      Liked by 1 person

  36. Reblogged this on strategic teams and commented:
    A poem by Shanyu for you to enjoy this weekend…

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much friend. I’m so grateful for your act of kindness. Peace and greetings.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. My absolute pleasure. Peace and greetings to you.

        Liked by 1 person

  37. vidhi says:

    I’m literally stalking ur blog..! U r very good..I’m not that good but if u get any free time plz do check my blog I write poems too β˜ΊοΈπŸ’œ

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much Vidhi. Yes, I’ll be coming over soon. Have a fantastic day.

      Like

  38. Aushana says:

    I am simply mesmerized by this piece.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Shanyu says:

      Then my purpose.of writing is fulfilled. Thank you dearest friend.

      Liked by 1 person

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