TO MAMA WITH LOVE .
Here’s a tribute to a teacher , a mother – who was and is , for all times , the very essence of what I am today . She strongly believed that ‘ Giving of Love ‘ , is an education in itself .
She taught us to listen to the
– magic working of a flower
– a butterfly
– a bird song
– to feel the pain of every living being
– to open our hearts to every being’s knock
and to reach out to them through words , prayers and love .
As a teacher , she was once asked , how to raise humane kids whose hearts would be full of love and compassion .
She said ,’Teach your kids to respect every living being . A plant , an insect and even the lowest form of life . If they can learn to love something , that to them is innately ugly and small , learn that an insect has the same life force as they – that’s how .
If this is not education in love , what is ?
A poem which I wrote while I was on Paros Island ,in Greece. Standing on the sea shore , trying to gauge the depth of Aegean Sea , I felt it was as unfathomable as a mother’s love . The sea had different hues of blue and greens similar to a mothers love with the hues of love , warmth , kindness , compassion and above all sacrifice .
TO MAMA WITH LOVE.
Sun in all its splendour
Vastness of the sea
Reflection of your love brought
A glowing warmth to my face , mama .
The tinkling laughter of waves
Echoes the joys of my childhood
Cool morning breeze knocks at my heart
with your whispers of sweet nothings .
The unfathomable sea holds
Mermaids , sea nymphs and monsters
Your bosom too envelops
My sorrows , fears and joys.
Glaciers melt , rivers overflow
To merge with the sea
You , too , surge through my veins
Your love overflowing and oozing through every pore .
Holding on to your veil
I sail smoothly on my little boat
Across rivers , oceans and seas of life
To a destination unknown .