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A tiny miracle

Dr. Satyaki Saikia, MD


Photo: M K Sarma


I watched a lily bloom

Over the last two days, silently

In the shade underneath a Bodhi tree,

Which cradles the home of a red-breasted robin

Where the summer breeze pauses awhile

In deference to an anonymous miracle

A snow-white lily,

Witnessing to nature's mystery.

I wondered about the subtle beauty

Inherent in events most trivial

Like the mute expectation of a lily lone

Emerging into the world.

Stretching its petals in the steady motion

Of a relaxed, languorous birth

A rare strain

Of surrender and intensity.

Wherein lies this force so deliberate

That makes a lily bloom?

Is it the gentle tugging by a shaft of sun

Piercing through tendrils of morning mist?

Or the secret whisper lightly borne

On gossamer wings of a celestial zephyr?

Messages concealed

In the innocent curves of a mundane reality.

Or it must be coaxed with a gentle nudge

By the sap that rises from the soil.

For the petals move with such deliberation

Ruled by a single immaculate purpose

To bloom outstretched towards the open sky

Reaching up from the brown, fragrant earth

A half-cubit leap ...

Into eternity.

The intent of an effort so sublime

Must not lie beyond those petals white

It is helped by the earth, wind, and sun

But an occult notion is the unerring guide

A notion locked within its seed

An impulse caged, now seeking fruition

A tiny miracle aspiring birth,

Today fulfills its destiny.

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Poet Dr. Satyaki Saikia, MD

is a Consultant - Internal Medicine

& Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

and lives in Guwahati, Assam


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