A Drizzle, a Flowering Tree and a Honey bee

Like waves from the sea
Its heart sprouted in innumerable buds
By daybreak it blossomed into white bunches of floral joy

Someone said it was Night Queen
And some others said it was China Queen
Anyhow a flowering tree on the premises of our house
Watching out over the wall
And greeting the visitors in green language
Standing in beautiful tenderness
Without shedding leaves

In that midnight when we all slept
Shutting all doors
It waved hands and  invited the cloud like a companion
It experienced ecstatic peels of happiness
With one drizzle of cold showers

Like waves from the sea
Its heart sprouted in innumerable buds
By daybreak it blossomed into white bunches of floral joy
And fragrant clouds all along the street
Making the passersby wonder in pleasant sweet smell

With a cleansed inner core drowned in an inexplicable wave
Hundreds of honey bees from an unknown place hovered
One on each flower
Creating a soft picture of a silent rendezvous of the flowers and the bees
An invisible wave of joy blowing in a cool breeze

This world knows only to disturb
And it does not know how to bloom
And People who cannot become a drizzle, flowering trees or honeybees

(“Vaana jallu, poola chettu, teneteega” (Telugu) from Oka Khadgam, Oka Pushpam of Dr.Papineni Siva Sankar)

Painting: Satya Sufi

Vijay Koganti

Vijay Koganti

Dr. Vijay Koganti is a Professor of English, working in Govt. College for Women (A)Guntur. He is a passionate teacher as well as a Teacher Trainer, whose love for students results in his sharing of many student centered teaching methods. But his heart as a creative writer lies in his poetry, which is as fresh as a rainbow on a cloud cast sky. Apart from being a bilingual poet, writer and translator, he is an avid reader and an adept critic too. His first collection poetry, Ila Ruvvudaamaa Rangulu(2017), has received Sri Nagabhairava Sahitya Puraskaram.

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