While under COVID lockdown, and on a walk, I came across this striking metal mural of Lord Shiva – the Destroyer. I thought it apt for days like these when the end of the world seems nigh. And here below is my poem inspired by it:
Climactic cosmic collapse
destruction of the imagined real
matter merging into unmanifested
nothingness and non-existence
expansion into the Absolute
*From Hindu & Buddhist mythology, pralaya is the Sanskrit word for the process of dissolution and destruction of the universe that takes place at the end of each age, or kalpa, and precedes a new creation.
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