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The towering obelisk
breaks through the pall of smog.
In his tiny eyrie atop the needle
the savant , eyes on fire ,
crouches over the glittering crystal.
The crackle of the ether
through his earphones -
music more exquisite than
the divine song of the heavens.

...On the dais
in the darkened theatre
the marigold plant stands
pinioned in the spotlight.
The single bloom on its crown-
a golden blaze in the beam of white.
On a sudden ,
frantic flickers race across
the screen to the side,
as raw ,elemental passions
surge through the plant,
staked on its own Calvary .

...The Temple of Learning-

vast , ochre –hued ,saracen –arched corridors
receding into the swirling mists,
run past deep, dark pools
strewn with myriad lotus blooms-
their petals unfolding
into the strange , ethereal radiance .

At its very heart –
rapt , beneath the Shrine
to all- puissant Force of Creation,
the savant ,
his Being fast flooding with Light,
poises to take that final leap ,
into the stars.

...The world knew him not.
His own
turn their backs on him-
dancing in crazed frenzy
before the gilded calf.

…..The images linger on yet ,
in memory:
of his gentle , white –haired lady
cuddling you , the infant,
lavishing you with all the love-
only a mother can give .
A love that lay pent up
for years
within her breast.

Was it perhaps
because she saw in you
the child she never had –
stillborn ,all those years ago,
in order that she might live…


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