Inspiration can appear anywhere-
Some have found in stories of tortoise and hare.
Others in mirrors, as they stare.
Usually in situations that one doesn’t fear, but dare.
Many seek in nature and its myriad layer.
Millions in regular penance and prayer.
Some visit seas, high mountains, temples, while others find in their lair.
Depends on what one fancies and on one's flair.
I’ve found mine in least expected times and places.
Sometimes during walks at steady or slow paces.
Usually when my mind is calm, free from everyday races.
Also in happy, sad, thinking, loving and longing faces.
Something else that works is to keenly feel, hear and see.
Without judgement—situations, as they happen to be.
Plethora of experience and emotion that incite glum and glee.
I am amazed at the opposites that surround me.
Life’s abundant contrasts-warm fuzzies and cold prickles,
Sweet and sour, praline and pickles.
Some days abundant, and others a trickle.
Life and its ways are ever changing and fickle.
Highly inspirational are nature’s bountiful creations,
Unwavering dreams and dedication,
Limitless and boundless imagination,
Leading to myriad innovations.
Published by Shalini Kathuria Narang
Shalini Kathuria Narang is a software professional and a freelance journalist. She has reported for national and international newspapers, magazines and news sites. Her poems have been published in several anthologies including Starry Nights: Poetry of Diaspora in Silicon Valley and Pixie Dust and All Things Magical. She is a monthly contributor to Masticadores USA and has been published on Spillwords Press. She is originally from New Delhi.
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