Wednesday, July 1, 2009

The cleansing: an act of surrender

Looking out the window I see the downpour

Washing clean the trees and the grass;

Even the dogs are elated to feel water

After the scorching heat of days.

The soothing white sheet unfolds

As the clouds are free of their burden.

Life all around me is joyous

Because of the chance to rejuvenate,

I decide to let go of all that holds me down..

And surrender to the cleansing rain.

Cleaning my body and mind

I turn inwards to touch myself

And find the temple has already been cleansed

By the living God,

Who resides in me, Who resides in you,

And Who is there

In the burning sun and in the drops of rain.

"Tvamaeva sarvam, ma ma daeva daeva"


KParthasarathi said...

a beautiful poem bringing out the joys that a rain can bring

Cyrus Rumi said...

So beautiful...and so spiritual...

Have a nice day, sister...


A New Beginning said...

Simply beautiful! Ayesha your post runs deep and cleanses one from within :) Keep up!

Whirlwind said...

Beautiful one Ayesha!! Truly rain does bring in great gusto!!

AJai said...

Watching the rains is a spiritual experience isn't it. You can feel that connect with the heavens. Absolutely beautiful poem Ayesha.

Ayesha Parveen said...

Hi Cyrus,

Thank you so much for appreciating the spiritual message in the poem: feeling God's presence in all that happens in life.

Have a peaceful time, brother :)

Hi Parthasarathi,

Thanks a lot for your encouragement :)

Hi Sana,

Thanks a lot, friend. I am glad you like my work so much :)

Hi Swetha,

Yes, the rain brings with it so much of hope and life. I hope you are enjoying the monsoon in Mumbai :)

Hi Ajai,

So nice to see that you cn see the spiritual connection. Thank you so much for the appreciation :)

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Ayesha Parveen said...

Hi Aparna,

Thanks a lot for the visit. I follow your blog and visit it often but unfortunately, I am still unable to post cooments at your blog.

If you will give me your email address, I will send you my comments there from where you can copy-paste them in your blog.

My email address is:

Best wishes:)


Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hi Ayesha:)


God has created so many wonderful things for us to enjoy and rain is certainly one of them. For us living in comfortable houses rain is a blessing and people dwelling in huts and shanties and those living with no roof over their heads it is a horrible affair.

As you rightly said rain cleanses whether we live in houses or in the open. Some parts of India gets inundated and flooded and people suffer. But then this is not to deny the fact that rain cleanses and washes and makes everything that it comes into contact pure and clean.

Your comparison of rain with God is something very wonderful and inspirational. God is one who can cleanse our souls and minds and wash away our sins. We have to open our hearts to HIM so that HE can cleanse us inside out. Most of us keep our minds closed and therefore we continue to remain impure.

I suppose this is the reason why we have criminals and crime on this earth. These criminals don’t open their minds and hearts to be cleansed.

Your poem is fantastic and the words SOOTHING WHITE SHEET UNFOLDS AS THE CLOUDS ARE FREE OF THEIR BURDEN is just fantastic. I never thought about this. Sometimes I see thick spongy white clouds along with dark clouds. It never occurred to me that the white clouds have shed their water.

We have heavy rains here and moving around is quite difficult. But rain is needed for crops to grow, to generated electricity, to cleanse the trees and roads , to cool down the hot weather and make us wonder at the might of God who cleans everything including our hearts and souls.

I enjoyed reading your poem tremendously.

I checked on the poem CROSSING THE BAR. It is fantastic.

Wish you a wonderful day Ayesha:)

Ayesha Parveen said...

Hi Joseph,

Thank you for your wonderfully appreciative comment. Yes, the rain symbolizes God's loving hand cleansing away our sins and sorrows.

I am glad you read the poem "Crossing The Bar" and appreciate it.

Best wishes to you :)

manivannan said...

This is a commendable poem my friend. Spiritually uplifting!

Ayesha Parveen said...

Hi Mani!

Thanks a lot. Best wishes :)