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Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Perennial

Will the Ganga defile
If I end
My life in it
To reunite with Thee?

Why no my soul
Is too pure
To pollute it
For the moments it remains
In there..

And the biodegradable body
Will satiate the fish
Within couple of hours.

Ah but for the stent
In my heart
And the ache!
(Image from Google)


Linked to: Poets United



47 comments:

  1. Wow! This gem of a poem made me ache. We may feel that longing through a long and productive life. It changes but never leaves.

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  2. Nicely done, enjoyed this poem!

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  3. A great description of the search on which we all embark.

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  4. Amit, I loved this, especially the reference to the stent. Thank you for sharing your Poem with us.

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    1. Glad you liked the prop:) Thank you John:)

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  5. This poem has such depth. Your words sink into my own heart, and I feel that ache. Very beautiful and powerful writing. So nice to see you at Poets United.

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    1. The ache having been felt by a reader is my greatest award, Sherry! Thanks a lot for your generous testimonials:)

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  6. Your hankering for the divine in reunion of purity is admirable

    Thanks for sharing this lovely write Amit

    Much 😍 love

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    1. The pleasure is mine, Gillena:) Glad you liked..thank you!

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  7. "My soul is too pure to pollute it..."

    What a beautiful line and answer to the opening line's question. You've made me smile. Thank you for the beauty.

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    1. My pleasure, James:) Thank you for liking:) and smiling:):)

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  8. I like the succinctness, and the very telling ending.

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    1. Oh you make me so happy Rosemary:) An overall concision and a cogent ending were kept in mind when this was being composed! Thanks a whole lot for taking note of the same:)

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  9. So good to read you again, Amit!! As usual, brilliantly put. The last stanza, a sudden, personal address, makes the perfect envoi. Loved it.

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    1. Your analysis is equally delightful, Panchali! Thanks a lot:)

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  10. This is deeply moving! As Susan says - a gem.

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  11. Yes, a very impactful poem! Wonderful to read your poem Amit after a hiatus.

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  12. The last para... too good.
    Great poem Amitji.

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  13. When the words come from the deepness of the Heart , they become gems !! Very Beautiful poem Amit ji

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  14. A beautiful lament. I think we all long to join a loved one who has died.

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  15. The Ganga was born to be defiled, sir. You make little difference. But your poem makes a whole world of a difference.

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    1. Your wonderful comment is value addition to my poem, Tom sir:) Thanks a lot:)

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  16. Oh yes! What happens to the aches and pains...do they go with body or the soul take those with it. Lovely to read this. Profound.

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  17. ...and sometimes perhaps the ache is not taken away by either! It is perpetual..
    Thank you for liking my poem, Bushra:) Glad:)

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  18. It seems that even Ganga can't diminish that ache....It will simply help in to take another shape..In another birth..Like the energy, which can't be destroyed just altered.
    Profound.

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    1. Happy to see the technical part being attested by a scientist:):) We always discuss aesthetics or the philosophical aspect only:) Thank you Kokila ma'am:):) Glad..!

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  19. What a soulful verse it is! Especially the last stanza! Loved it to the core! Poignant, profound yet perennial!

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    1. Thanks a whole lot, Sangeeta:) Glad you liked..it really means a lot to me:):)

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