ivory reverence

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let it diffuse
slowly, your wondrous
love-creased scent
perfuming your steps
as you come unbridled
like light flooding a dark room,
waves awashing the shore

let it taint
deeply, your lunatic
care-free innocence
ushering your touch
as you enwrap me
carrying me afloat,
even in free falling

h

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41 thoughts on “ivory reverence

    matchlessiris said:
    December 10, 2013 at 2:34 am

    love your blog.

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      Himani B responded:
      December 10, 2013 at 12:07 pm

      thank you so much, makes me happy to hear that..and you have one lovely blog as well..hoping to drop by and enjoy more of your work soon 🙂

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    Gede Prama said:
    December 9, 2013 at 9:15 am

    Amazing and Thank you… @ ^_^
    kindness blossoms in your heart
    My love be your friend in all journey

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      Himani B responded:
      December 10, 2013 at 12:06 pm

      amen! appreciate those wishes and kind words a lot Gede 🙂 many thanks ♥

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    fergusandthedruid said:
    December 8, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    The “ivory” in the title, and the talk of steps and of lunacy in the poem, brought to mind the idiom “in an ivory tower” which means “in a place, such as a university, where one can be aloof from the realities of living.”

    Awesome creative imagery! And thanks for liking the post you did this morning! The Curry family is an awesome family, and deserved a thank you haiku!

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    Noora said:
    December 8, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    Your talent shines here. Amazing, Himani.

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      Himani B responded:
      December 8, 2013 at 7:16 pm

      thank you Noora, you’re too kind!

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    Rexie said:
    December 8, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    Sheer brilliance! I am not even going to ask the story behind this. Another disappointment waiting, I know. Lol.

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      Himani B responded:
      December 8, 2013 at 7:15 pm

      thanks a lot Rex! and lol you are right, I keep disappointing you. but it shouldnt matter, right 🙂 if you enjoyed reading this even a little bit?

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        Rexie said:
        December 8, 2013 at 7:24 pm

        I enjoy all your poems my dear HB. Some, I find carry an extraordinary poetic vibration and the rest are still beautifully poetic. I am happy to live with disappointment if need be *sigh* 😀

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          Himani B responded:
          December 8, 2013 at 7:30 pm

          aw thank you rex, means a lot ♥ I hope I will be able to pinpoint the exact person and event for you, sometime in the near future so you don’t have to sigh anymore 😀

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            Rexie said:
            December 8, 2013 at 7:39 pm

            I was joking Himani. There is no pleasure like loving Him – the mysterious, the formless. Human love is way too bland and out of shape. So keep going the way you always do. 🙂

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              Himani B responded:
              December 8, 2013 at 7:45 pm

              haha I know you were, but they say there’s a little truth behind every joke 😉 ofcourse there isn’t, that love is always there my dearest Rex. and I do believe too, that if its through Him..human love can be beautiful too. divine, like a spiritual experience 🙂

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                Rexie said:
                December 8, 2013 at 7:58 pm

                Well, I still keep an eye on human love. But only for my poetry. Lol. As for Him, how can I keep an eye when I am forever consumed by Him. It’s such a constant burning that even my ashes long for Him. It’s for this that I love your spiritual poetry the best.

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    Thamyris said:
    December 8, 2013 at 11:51 am

    I would like to hear, if you care to tell, what prompted this glorious tale? I adore it and I sense there is something behind it I am not seeing. Lovely.

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      Himani B responded:
      December 8, 2013 at 6:57 pm

      haha this tale was actually inspired from a thought process..a strong heartfelt wish of certain presence of someone. I felt it in my core, it consumed me and then easily flowed onto paper. thank you for your kind words 🙂

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        Thamyris said:
        December 8, 2013 at 10:00 pm

        A fortunate soul indeed, whoever it be. Beautifully put 🙂

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          Himani B responded:
          December 9, 2013 at 3:11 pm

          whoever it will be..may it be so 🙂

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            Thamyris said:
            December 9, 2013 at 7:16 pm

            I wish you all the best as you sort through what must be a monumental stack of resumes. 🙂

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              Himani B responded:
              December 9, 2013 at 7:20 pm

              haha thats kind of you to say, Tam. thank you. but I am nothing really. whatever good there is, is a blessing from beyond.

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                Thamyris said:
                December 9, 2013 at 7:20 pm

                You frequently speak of being nothing. I would like to know more about how you feel your existence relates to the universe–to the beyond. Would you share with me your beliefs?

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                  Himani B responded:
                  December 9, 2013 at 7:31 pm

                  “..if only you knew what bliss I find in being nothing” 🙂 I was born out of love, I am made of the earth and will return back to the same earth. In what, then, can I possibly take pride in when I came here naked with nothing and return back the same way. yes, I do have a soul that longs for its home, the Source, the Eternal. Its whispers to me often that it is a bird of the heavenly garden, it doesn’t belong here. It is only here for the transitory human experience and it is my heartfelt wish for it to be a beautiful one in every possible way. To give back something worthwhile, to leave behind something of meaning through the human experience.

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                    Thamyris said:
                    December 9, 2013 at 7:39 pm

                    A lovely expansion on your original statement. I understand much better. Your definition of “nothing” is acceptable to me in this context and I comprehend the meaning behind your thoughts. Thank you for sharing. 🙂

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                      Himani B responded:
                      December 9, 2013 at 7:43 pm

                      pleasure, Tam..thank you for asking. Not many people ask such things, the ‘below the surface’ things that matter the most, that to a good extent make you who you are. so yes..I appreciate that 🙂

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                      Thamyris said:
                      December 9, 2013 at 7:50 pm

                      Perhaps too often we fear these things the most. We fear being different, causing offense, or somehow alienating someone we care about. If we truly care, however, we desire to know and are willing to respect. These matters of faith need not be secrets anymore than they need be weapons with which to attack each other. They are part of us and we should not be ashamed.

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                      Himani B responded:
                      December 9, 2013 at 8:10 pm

                      You’re absolutely right. Its all about appreciating and loving the other for who they are, not what we percieve/want them to be. And definitely, when we truly love and care, we are willing to embrace the differences in an attempt to ‘understand’ the other. And in the process, we find so much about our own selves, interesting..isn’t it? 🙂

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                      Thamyris said:
                      December 9, 2013 at 8:24 pm

                      I learn so much from others about myself. I cannot imagine a better tutor. Surely I can see myself in the eyes of the smallest children, the greatest nobles, and the most debased criminals. I could be any of them.

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    Zeeshan said:
    December 8, 2013 at 11:46 am

    “Like light flooding a dark room” . Wow, I could say the same about my mind when I read your words. I mean this truly 🙂

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      Himani B responded:
      December 8, 2013 at 6:42 pm

      aw aren’t you sweet! thank you Zeeshan and believe me, I feel the same about your poetry. as a matter of fact, me and my sister were reading your poems last evening as far as the one with ‘you were my water’ 🙂 we really were in poetry heaven. she then asked me to send her the link to your blog so she doesn’t miss out on any of your new posts and I did. we’re looking forward to reading more xx

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        Zeeshan said:
        December 9, 2013 at 2:40 am

        Oh wow really? Thank You so much!!! I’ve read up on everything you’ve written until April 2013 😀 Again, thank you so much!!

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    Robert said:
    December 8, 2013 at 11:27 am

    Greetings,

    What a lovely display of sharing, blending, connecting, letting go, letting be.

    Thank you.

    All good wishes,

    robert

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      Himani B responded:
      December 8, 2013 at 6:38 pm

      thanks a lot Robert, I am just glad it makes sense haha appreciate your kind words, as always 🙂 my best wishes

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    kimberlyharding said:
    December 8, 2013 at 10:23 am

    love the line “love-creased scent”

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      Himani B responded:
      December 8, 2013 at 6:37 pm

      glad to hear that kimberley, thank you!

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    omtatjuan said:
    December 8, 2013 at 9:44 am

    beautiful my friend…Beautiful…

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      Himani B responded:
      December 8, 2013 at 6:37 pm

      thank you omtatjuan, thanks a lot 🙂

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    Wendell A. Brown said:
    December 8, 2013 at 9:36 am

    Exquisite! Your words always leave soothing smiles…have a very blessed Sunday my sister!

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      Himani B responded:
      December 8, 2013 at 6:37 pm

      and your sweet comments always make me smile 🙂 thanks a lot Wendell..appreciate it!

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    Green Cathedral of South Africa said:
    December 8, 2013 at 9:06 am

    Chemistry 😀

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