Sky to Earth

My mind is flying
with those capricious clouds
that go up and then come down
quickly to tickle my heart…

My eyes and ears
send signals to the entire body
how lush and beautiful
everything is
in the nature’s unique spectrum
of love…

My body gets filled
with some strange sensation
and starts preparing itself
for the festive mood…

My crazy mind
searches for the right words,
and my heart helps me
string them together,
to express the overall feelings
in a tune that sings life
from this earth to that sky…

🌾🌾🌾🌾🌾🌾


I’m sharing a song which is very close to my heart. Though the song is in Hindi, the theme can be summed up as under:
Which poet’s imagination is this wonder, i.e. the nature? Who is the artist, who has created and decorated green earth, blue sky, mountain-peaks, spiral valleys, flowers, trees and colors in all four directions? See the purity of nature and embrace it.

P.S. Today is the day of festivities. Lohri, Bhogi, Makar Sankranti, Khichdi, Pongal, Bihu etc are being celebrated across the country. Basically these are harvest festivals and mark the sun changing direction of trajectory towards the north, entering the Capricorn zodiac sign. It signifies the end of winter.

May these festivals bring joy and happiness, and spread peace, love and togetherness all over…

–Kaushal Kishore

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63 Comments

  1. shakranti means the first day of the month. In Nepal πŸ‡³πŸ‡΅ Hindu πŸ•‰ calender is officially followed. tomorrow is the first day of MAGH, and so the makar shakranti as well. We celebrate this day with khichdi , sweet potatoes, and tarool (type of cousin). This day also signifies the ending of the winter, as you said. Anyway, the poem was beautiful. May this festival of food πŸ˜‹ ✨️ brings you and all the readers- Joy and happiness, Happy makar shakranti.

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    1. Thank you so much for this beautiful reflections. I liked the way you celebrate it in Nepal. We also make khichdi. Even in India, some people are celebrating Makar Sankranti today and some other will do tomorrow. Happy Sankranti to you and your family too πŸŽ‰πŸ’ πŸͺπŸͺ

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  2. Thank you, Kaushal, for the exquisitely presented tribute to Nature and its creator. The song is so heartfelt and beautiful that made me long for India!
    It is the time of the festivities, and how I would wish to be there!
    Thank you, Kaushal, for the beautiful verses and good wishes that I reciprocate.

    Joanna

    Happy Makar Shakranti!

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    1. Thank you for your kind comment, Joanna! I’m so glad that you liked the poem and song. Yes, it’s time of the festivities, but we have so many occasions to celebrate, after all, this life is a celebration. Thanks for your kind wishes that I heartily reciprocate!

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  3. In the Celtic tradition the end of January, beginning of February is the time of change from winter to spring known as IMBOLC or Candlemas. The inner wisdom gained during the winter months can now be brought out into the more active part of the year. πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

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    1. I was not aware of the Celtic tradition. Thank you, Ashley for telling about it. The end of winter is the time when one starts feeling good and energetic. πŸ™πŸ’πŸ™

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    1. I have just read your poem. I had also published a post on Joshimath that has seen large-scale land subsidence. This is all due to our neglect of the nature that gives everything to us. Thank you, Anne for raising your concern.

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    1. Thank you, Suzette! I’m glad that you enjoyed the poetry and song, tributes to mother nature. Thanks for wishes that I heartily reciprocate.

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  4. Such a beautiful poem KK! The visuals and your words are delightful!
    I loved your opening sentence.

    “with those capricious clouds
    that go up and then come down
    quickly to tickle my heart…

    My heart is duly tickled and ready for the day.
    Thank you KK!

    ❀️

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  5. Today we are doubly blessed with the enchanting words of your poem and the beautiful music of the Hindi song you have shared with us, Wishing you a Happy Makar Shakranti, KK! πŸ’ž

    My words will only pale in comparison to yours so I repeat this lovely wish: “May these festivals bring joy and happiness, and spread peace, love and togetherness all over…”

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    1. So nice of you, Nancy, to say so. It really made me happy that you liked both poem and song. Thank you so much for your wishes. My good wishes to you too πŸ’žπŸ’ž

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  6. Thank you so much for the wonderfully written tribute to the beauty and gifts all around us. That song you shared it beautiful, thank you for the translation πŸ’žπŸ’žπŸ’ž

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