Oct 10, 2011

The Poet...

photo: cochin 2007

















I flow in the river; fly free in the breeze
I glow in the fire and in snow I do freeze
I dance with the peacocks and cleanse in the rain
I romance with the sunflowers; in sun I too shine
I roam with the clouds and rise with the mountains
I foam with the waves and spring with the fountains
I dip in sweet honey and bloom with red roses
I skip with every bunny and race with wild horses
I creep with the ivy and with the koel I sing
I sleep on the moon and with stars I do swing
I buzz with the bees and swim with the guppies
I kiss every butterfly and play with the puppies
I sway to the thrushes and drink the morning dew
I grey with the ashes yet love the rainbow hue
I flick with the flame; in the candle I melt
I kick every frame and write what I felt
I fume inside like magma yet am as cold as ice
I exhume every dogma to earn my grain of rice
I dream every minute and dine without a diet
I scream yet am quiet- That’s the life of a poet…

16 comments:

  1. I skip with every bunny and race with wild horses
    - definitely my favourite line!

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  2. What a great poem this is and it captures the wide range of emotions a poet experiences in a very pleasing melody of rhyme :)

    My favorite line: "I grey with the ashes yet love the rainbow hue"

    Nice work! :)

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  3. I scream yet am quite- That’s the life of a poet…

    The above line.... I am with you.
    Very nice write. Thank you for sharing.

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  4. THANKS FOR RESPONDING TO MY COMMENT! THAT WAS REALLY UNEXPECTED AND NICE OF YOU. I FOUND YOUR BLOG ACCIDENTALY BECAUSE I CLICKED THE WRONG BUTTON AND I AM REALLY GLAD THAT I DID, YOUR WRITING IS AWESOME! THE REASON I READ YOUR BLOG WAS BECAUSE I LOVE POETRY AND IT IS ALWAYS MY FAVORITE SUBJECT IN L.A. IN SCHOOL.
    POETRY IT IS FUN TO WRITE AND READ;YOU CAN WRITE WHATEVER YOU WANT WITH NO RESTRICTIONS, LIKE OTHER STYLES OF WRITING. I COMMENTED BECAUSE WHEN I READ YOUR POEMS, I SAW THAT YOU HAD A LOT OF TALENT WRITING POETRY. I WILL DEFINITELY COME BACK AND READ YOUR BLOG AGAIN! I HOPE THAT YOU WILL READ AND LIKE MINE AS WELL. THANKS AGAIN AND HAVE A GREAT DAY!!!!

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  5. Wonderful words -you are the voice of nature!

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  6. Excellent poem. I go through lot of gesture and somehow confused relating things though throughout enjoyed reading.

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  7. Excellent poem, Ashok. I totally love it!

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  8. lovely words...nicely crafted lines!

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  9. Beautiful lines Ashok. I liked the rhyme of the poem and the situations you've described in the post. So a poet from Madurai? Glad to see ya here...

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  10. wow! life of poet in a poem! beautiful concept!

    i remember my poem while reading this ...but thats about poet's feeling & how a poet write with his thoughts...
    check it out if u have time!

    http://smiling-soul-sowmya.blogspot.com/2011/06/flow-of-thoughts.html

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  11. A great one from a great Ashok. I too loved it.

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  12. Brilliance unsurpassed!!

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  13. Great one...cant say more...

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  14. Great one...cant say more...

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