Sunday, February 7, 2016

Lotuses Bloom--By Dr. Madan G. Gandhi--India

Lotuses Bloom

In heart there is a space
where total silence prevails
No ripples, no ebb and rise of waves
utterly serene, tranquil is the lake

There white and purple lotuses bloom
symphony of silence lights the gloom
as it envelops when the night descends
before dawning of a million springs

That’s where no upsurge of thoughts remain
no trace of the opposites, like joy and pain
There the self sits on the lotus throne
closing doors of senses from toe to crown

There’s the marriage of knowledge and bliss
self-experiencing the light-trail of awareness
blossoming to fullness of enlightenment
suffused by seamless serenity of contentment

Born in 1940, in Lahore, Yayati Madan G. Gandhi has been associated with a number of universities as professor and administrator: which include Visiting Professor, Delhi University and Lala Lajpat Rai Chair Professor, Punjab University, Chandigarh. He has edited collected works of Lala Lajpat Rai and several poetry anthologies.


  1. Dr. Gandhi,
    This is a beautiful poem. I liked the first two lines of the second stanza the best. I believe you are new to Whispers. so welcome!
    Your new friend,
    David Fox

  2. Dr. Gandhi, thank you for sharing "Lotuses Bloom." It is a very artistic and creative write. Continued blessings!

    -MJ (

  3. Dear Dr. Gandhi,

    It was an honor to publish poem and good to see you already have some wonderful comments. Welcome to Whispers! It is a joy to have both you and Nalini sharing your talent here.