Posted by: Ron DuBour | February 12, 2015

THE MUSEUM~by Rajendra Padhi




I set my eyes on portraits of plentiful praises
Find them alive flying fast from past for tourists
Guided by their delectable wives in spirit bright,
Alexander muses with Odysseus sleeping beside
Elsewhere Cleopatra with Caesar in gold spun hair
Bound in photo frames as memory of the past.

A life for beauty, power, pride and deserving fame
The fairy laughter of time I hear in solemn heart,
The cities on rocky hills of cedar wood and papyrus
Sing of the crescendo of their sweat and tears,
The portraits of seers Tao, Confucius and Buddha
Echoes how they brought goodness for earth.

We wake up to learn time’s large feathery wings
Retrieving the magic moments of wonder in love,
The betrothed love of Helen and Menelaus aches
Cleopatra dying with Antony in shore of frosty sea,
The sun-drenched seven hills of the city of Rome
A glimpse of the past so living in human mind.

The museum chills the nerve of time to flow
A wondrous sight in the canvas of an artist,
A dream like trance creeps slowly into mind
The old tarnished spectacle of a lost world,
So alive leaps up counterfeiting our present
The artist opens up eternity of beauty and art.

Composed and copyright by Rajendra K. Padhi

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