Landscape & Karma

Landscape & Karma

Soaring over this landscape,
As I admire its naked beauty,
I hear laughter, and sighs.


It is not my offspring
engaged in entertainment.
But murmurs and muffled sounds,
of spirits from a past life.
They mock me, in giddy cackling.
They are soft whispers,
voices of my Karma.
My Karma of being a gust of wind..
and wishing to be a cloud.
My Karma of being a cloud…
and then wishing to be a bird.
My Karma of being a bird…
and then wishing to be human.
And now being one.
Only to realize that being human
Is nothing but a trap
that keeps me
from being anything or anyone
that is truly free.


(c) Nandita Godbole, 2019

Flying over Albuquerque, NM.
Photo taken: June 2, 2019

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Nandita Godbole

Once a botanist & landscape architect. Now a personal chef & author, an artist, graphic designer, blogger & closeted poet. Loves freshly brewed chai, the crisp salty ocean breeze, watching monsoon rains & walking barefoot through cold mountain streams. Believes in the strength, positivity of the human spirit. Is spiritual but not a fanatic. Mom of one. Two, if she counts her husband.



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