Sunday, March 05, 2017

The Cloud Messenger

PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields
The poet gazed at the clouds wistfully.   As the King’s emissary it was his duty to carry a message to the King’s ally.  He wondered if the clouds would travel to the homeland left behind.  He missed his wife dearly and the separation troubled him.

“Imagine”, his mind whispered, “if the cloud could travel all the way home bearing messages.  Messages of love to the lady left behind."

The poet stirred excitedly and said.  “He must be a nature spirit.  
Dallied at home avoiding his work.

The poet’s work had begun.

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Written for Friday Fictioneers Word Count : 100

My story this week is the imagining of the start of the Sanskrit poem Meghadūta.  The lines coming from the start of this classic poem.  I have taken the translation from here An English version can be read at sacred-texts.


 To read stories in the cloud by other writers this week click here.  







14 comments :

  1. Kalidas's take on this one. I like it.

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    1. Thanks YS I am glad you liked it.

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  2. Dear Subroto,

    Sweet take on the prompt. I'll have to look up the poet.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Thanks Rochelle. You should look him up. He is considered to be the greatest poet and dramatist in the Sanskrit language.

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  3. I like the idea of clouds as messengers

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  4. Yes, I shall also have a look at this poet!
    This was lovely, Subroto.

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    1. My pleasure to introduce him. Thanks for your comments Dale.

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  5. Love the thought of nature spirits loving each other in the peace of soil and roots... and the idea of a poet observing their interaction (not literally, I hope *cough*) is quite fantastic too.

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    1. Thanks Magaly I hope you read the translation of the original poem too.

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  6. I like the way you imagine the start of the poem, inspiration hits in many forms. And the clouds as messengers are a lovely idea.

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    1. Thanks Gabriele. The poem itself a classic and an inspiration to generation of writers over centuries.

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  7. What a beautiful story.

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    1. Thank you Loré I am glad you liked it.

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