Sunday, April 13, 2008

Krishna



playful and mischevious
you capture many hearts
your charming sweetness
span across generations
with lores full of gloss

i long to hear your stories:
fun and adventurous tales -
i heard them a million times
but would listen over again

a role model for several
your tales full of moral
thief of hearts you are known
innumerous souls you own

you are darling Krishna
famed the world over,
a Hindu God you might be-
mentor and friend to me.

*****

Krishna is a famed character from the Hindu literature, my favorite, so I decided to use him as the subject for the last two
prompts from TOP, one on mythology and the other on the Person.

18 comments:

keith hillman said...

Absolutely delightful - especially to an 'outsider' such as me!

Jo said...

You did a really good job.

WriterKat said...

What a beautiful tribute. Now I want to research her more.

Whitesnake said...

Beautiful girl simply beautiful...

Anonymous said...

krishna krishna mukunda janardhana
krishna govinda narayana hare
....
very nice poem.

Krishna, always fascinated me..loved all the stories about him, loved all padhayams( kavithakal) about him, he is naughty but intelligent..

shy

anamika said...

cute!!

UL said...

Thanks Shy, Anamika, good to catch you here. Thank to everyone else as well for stopping by.

UL said...

and Shy, i love the janapaana lines, i sing it to my daughter every day before bed...

suma said...

hey ...cute :D

he really is a loveable god... isn't he...

and do go to my new blog..its just for prompts...

paisley said...

what an absolutely fun poetic response to the prompts... i do not really know anything about this krishna of which you speak... but he sounds like a fun and personable being... very unlike the judgmental gods i am used to reading about.....

Prats said...

My favourite God!!! he's such a darling just like yuo've written. This was such a cute poem

SweetTalkingGuy said...

Don't you just love the gods? You really bring Krishna to life..

gautami tripathy said...

Hare Rama, Hare Krishna!

common man

Crafty Green Poet said...

Krishna has always appealed to me too

tumblewords said...

Krisna is full of inspiration and wonder. Nice work, UL!

christine said...

UL, this is one delightful poem. Krishna added special grace to your lines. Wonderful!

Aareet Krsna said...

My favourite god :D

It flows well, and the last two lines work like a charm.

anthonynorth said...

A marvellous tribute to a marvellous avatar.