Swapna Sundari (1)
Author's note: I have tried to catch/net in poetic ellipsis what cannot ever be trapped so, especially only by words. Only poetry can even try! This poem, composed of these poems, is thus indirect and only tries to invoke, inside one, the sweetness of the experience of a rare transcendence given to a rare, fortunate few on earth to experience, that too, only for a brief while....
The Grecians had three or nine Muses but I think I have only one or ten.
Prologue or Invocation to the three Kharites
Euthymia (2), my love
be always at my right
Thalia (3), be my sole clear light
Aglaea (4), at the centre of my blight
remove this slight stain fallen on my poor sight
May my heart revive with the strength drawn
from your old world of graces
and I again troth my one dear plight
to my triage of quality: steadfastness bright
persisting, perforce perseveringly
& enduring; all my heart's true delight.
(2)Euthymia is a normal non-depressed, reasonably positive mood. Jollity. One of the three Graces or Charities. More popularly known as Euphrosyne. Grecian in origin but also Latin and Western/Christian. My graces or charities or Muses are Indian, both Christian and Hindu. They are the three facets of truth , namely steadfastness, persevarence/persistence and endurance and lead to victory. Sathyamevajayathe..
(3)Thalia - Festivity, rich banquet, flourishing,
(4) Aglaea - also Charis, the most beautiful of the three, meaning splendour or glory.