Thursday, January 8, 2015

Serendipitous Seventh Heaven

Written for:
Poet's United Midweek Motif prompt: write a poem centred on Sevenths
Poetry Jam prompt: choose one word for 2015

Linking to:
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Poetry Pantry #234


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In wanderings in cosmic fields
I came upon an Earth
A serendipitous moment 
A promise of great mirth

In planetary lokas
A place that seemed like heaven
A place where Gods dreamed to walk
In that group of seven

How blessed am I to be here
Such beauty wild and rare
Upon the Earth I'll come again
To show some love and care

~x~

Lokas - Planetary systems in Vedic cosmology, The belief is that there are 14 lokas 7 upper and 7 lower. Earth resides within the Bhu-loka mandala which is the 7th of the 7 upper planetary systems where the first is highest and 7th is lowest.


My word for 2015 is Serendipity.

And the year has already begun Serendipitously as a featured poet on Poet's United - Thank you Sherry. And as a guest blogger on Carol Graham's blog Battered Hope that also has a poem inspired by my journey on the bus. Thank you Carol.

The word came to me as I walked around my garden on New Year's day and found these pretty pink flowers that are supposed to bloom in Spring and not Summer.






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69 comments:

  1. Serendipity is a wonderful word for the year. It covers so much, and on top of that, makes a person smile!

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    1. Thanks Mary. It's a very exciting word and I'm looking forward to many serendipitous moments this year.

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  2. How I loved this piece, Suze. Beautiful... I can also see that I am not a separate entity, and never could be, because the tiny particles of my body are dancing, intermingling with the particles of life around me. ..aha!

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    1. Thanks Panchali. Yes we are all connected.

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  3. How lovely! I had no idea how precious sevens are. Serendipitous!

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    1. Thanks Susan. 7 seems to be a very mystical number.

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  4. Your poem seems to me full of serendipity too! :)

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    1. Thanks Rosemary. Glad it was pleasantly surprising for you. :)

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  5. Lovely.. and serendipity is a lovely word.. I like the rhythm -- sounds like a ballad, with the rhymes all in right places..

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    1. Thanks Bjorn. Glad you enjoyed the rhythm and the rhyme.

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  6. A part of the universe we all are...and maybe there is heaven on earth, somewhere we seem to have lost the way, but yes we are all blessed to be here

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    1. Thanks Naba. I think heaven is wherever we want it to be and that Earth is a special place in the cosmos.

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  7. Happy 2015 and may this year be filled with hope and pleasant surprises.

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    1. Thanks Vandana. Wish you the same.

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  8. Serendipity is a word I love. It just holds so much of magic in it!

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    1. Thanks Sheethal. It sure does. I love the word too.

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  9. Lovely poem, Suzy! As always you say so much in such a few lines. Profound indeed. Earth indeed is that special place, the only place where we can evolve inwardly. I wish you the best for the new year. You have chosen a lovely word to inspire you in 2015. I really like the way you use the phrase - planetary lokas :)

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    1. Thanks Beloo. Earth is definitely a special place for souls. No wonder Lord Rama and Lord Krishna came to Earth to experience life here. Glad you liked my planetary lokas.

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  10. What a positive note to start the year with Suzy! Hope you are blessed with a good amount of serendipity this year. Loved the poem :)

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    1. Thanks Vinodini. Wishing you and awesome year too.

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  11. how nice of you to share your wondrous serendipitous moments with us,"Serendipity' yes that a nice word for 2015

    wishes for lovely moments in 2015

    much love...

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    1. Thanks Gillena. Wishing you many serendipitous moments too.

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  12. Serendipity - important for us! I love the story you share about flowers! What a sign! My Bonsai tree gave me unexpected flowers this year too ! Something to be excited about in New Year! Have a Happy one! x

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    1. Thanks Humbird. Looks like you'll be having many serendipitous moments too :)

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  13. There is a hope in your words and a peace, a positive song of words.

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    1. Thanks Alan. Glad you liked my poem.

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  14. I enjoyed the generous and positive tone of your poem, Suzy. Great choice of word!

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    1. Thanks Gabriella. Serendipity is such an exciting word. Glad you liked it.

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  15. What a wonderful post! Loved the info about the planetary systems. How interesting. Serendipity is a great word - and outlook - for 2015! You are most welcome for the interview. It is I who thank you!

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    1. Thanks Sherry. You are too kind. The Vedic Cosmology is quite fascinating.

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  16. I agree ... the positive aspect of the word's meaning makes me excited for you! Concentrate on serendipity and you are bound to have a wonderful year!

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    1. Thanks Susan. I am truly looking forward to how the year unfolds serendipitously Wishing you an awesome year too.

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  17. Suzy, I love serendipity! Congratulations on all that has happened so far. I hope the rest of 2015 is full of such wonderful surprises :-)

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    1. Thanks Sara. I hope so too and wish you the same. Glad you like the word.

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  18. Thanks for the background info. Made the poem even more beautiful.

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    1. Thanks Purplepeninportland. Glad you liked my poem.

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  19. Good word Suzy. I enjoyed the cosmology information as well. So many ideas about how everything fits together. I guess reality is what rings true with the believer.

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    1. Thanks Peggy. You are so right, reality is what we believe.

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    1. Thanks GL. I thought a celestial theme for the poem would go well with my word.

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  21. Serendipity is such a fun word and I wish for you a magical, serendipitous year! Love your poem by the way. :) <3

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    1. Thanks Elly. Serendipity does sound magical. Wishing you a lovely year too my friend.

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  22. Beautiful piece - particularly like the last line..left me feeling hopeful

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    1. Thanks Jae. Glad you felt that hope for a loving peaceful Earth.

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  23. We truly are in a beautiful world if only we take the time to notice it. We also can notice some of the areas in which we have destroyed a beautiful thing.

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    1. So true Kenn. There are so many wondrous places on Earth. Mother Earth warns us continuously yet we ignore and destroy. Quite sad really but hopefully someday we'll show her a lot of love and care.

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  24. i always love the word serendipity - to me it's both miracle and blessing.
    Lots to discover this 2015 :-)

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    1. Thanks Totomai. you described the word so well. Wishing you many discoveries too.

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  25. Let's hope someone visits earth soon that gives more care than the present inhabitants. But apart from that it so rewarding to read of other cultures interpretation of the universe and our place in it.

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    1. Thanks Old Egg. Yes let's hope that future generations will show some more respect for Mother Earth. The Universe is so fascinating and there are so many theories.

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  26. Yes i agree.... we are so lucky to be alive and breathing

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    1. Thanks Suyash. And privileged to be here.

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  27. I am back for another read and it is lovely to read about "such beauty wild and rare".

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    1. Oh thank you Sherry. Glad you came back again.

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  28. A fabulous word Serendipity. It allows us to enjoy the moment as we see it...I love your uplifting tone here...
    'Upon the Earth I'll come again
    To show some love and care'

    Donna@LivingFromHappiness

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    1. Thanks Donna. Glad you like my word and I love how you describe it.

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  29. This brought a smile to my face Serendipity is a great word. Nicely put together using the two prompts. I enjoyed reading the deeper meaning. Thanks for adding the info.

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    1. Thanks Truedessa. Glad you liked my word and I'm glad I added the info as it seems to have given depth to my poem.

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  30. brilliant!
    a beautiful and telling ode to our mother earth.

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    1. Thanks Stacy. I think our Mother Earth is so special. Now and then we need to acknowledge her.

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  31. A really good choice of words there. Loved it :)

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    1. Thanks Changing Times. Glad you liked it so much.

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  32. This is a beautiful perspective of our Earth :-)

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