Hindu Goddess Lakshmi sculpted in brass

Master sculptor
brings forth your
shining spirit
through molding,
lost-wax method.
Your sublime image
illustrated with
finesse; patina adding
splendor over time.

O, enchanting goddess
smooth, golden glow
mirrors your aura.
Qualities shine forth
of beauty, charm, grace.
Kamala, your beloved
face exhibits calm
acceptance, a
countenance of
favor for one and all.
Wealth, fortune
prosperity are your
selfless offerings.
Without your blessing,
no kundalini rises,
no siddhis shall
be imparted.
O, gracious Mother,
thy presence alone
is a boon to my life.

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  1. smiles..sounds almost like one of the temple song and when i’m silent, i almost hear the that you wove some hindi words in as well..makes it all the more authentic


    • Thanks, Claudia…I’m very interested in Hindu deities…Lakshmi being one of my favorites…seemed perfect to bring her into the mix of sculpture.


  2. nice…i hear the worship too in the description..and def some new words on me…reminds me of a psalm….


  3. Gosh, I could do with some wealth… LOL
    Beautiful, the picture and the prose to both explain it, and hear the musical spirituality written in your words inside of it.


  4. Very nice offering..I do like the Hindu Goddess take on this prompt ~


  5. The mother, in all her forms, including this poem and image, conveys a sense of peace, serenity. Lovely.


  6. I need some of whatever she is offering! Lovely. K.


  7. What a beautiful tribute, Gayle. You captured so many things about both the picture and the Goddess, Herself. 🙂 Had you heard about the real life Lakshmi? Her story is one that is turning out to have a happy ending, but a reminder of how much we all have to be thankful for already (in case you’re interested in reading about her):


    • Thank you, Corina. Yes, I’ve heard about that little girl born with an undeveloped conjoined twin…people thought she was Goddess Lakshmi incarnate. So glad to hear of the progress she has made and a chance for a normal life but apparently still has challenges ahead. I hope all will go well with her future healthcare. What a doll! Thanks for the link to her update. 🙂


  8. A beautiful dedication. 🙂


  9. Very interesting statue and religious ritual you bring out in your poem.


  10. amazing poem gayle. 🙂 you were a hindu in your last birth, a devoted one too.


  11. Poem and prayer, wonderfully rendered. The wonder of your worship shines thru every verse and word! I also learned something: my manager at work’s name is Kamala. Now I know what her name means. Thankyou for that, and thank you for your poem.


    • Thanks so much, Chazinator. Kamala is another name for Lakshmi and means “lotus dweller”…often Lakshmi is depicted on a lotus flower. I’m glad you enjoyed my poem.


  12. “Without your blessing,
    no kundalini rises,”

    I did not know this. This just emphasizes my belief that religions are simply languages given by God to a culture so that God and the culture can communicate … and there are those who are multi-lingual.


    • I’m very “multi-lingual” when it comes to spiritual (religious) language. I’m so eclectic in my beliefs, I can’t really put a label on what I am…and really don’t feel the need to anyway!


  13. An homage within an homage. Beautifully done, Gale. I love the Lashmi you chose to illustrate. Well done.


  14. This is so very beautiful, Gayle. It is soft and gentle. It has a hug in every word.
    A comfort in the fluidity. You have a gift for presenting the spiritual in meditative
    ways. You are a master of poetry.
    Namaste …


    • Thank you, Izzy…I love that…”a hug in every word”…how sweet. I’m often surprised when people comment on my gentle nature…I don’t always see that in myself. I have much to learn about poetry…but I sure appreciate your most generous compliment.

      Namaste, friend… xoxo


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