Sunday, November 11, 2012

Ah! to be that river!




Originating from the peaks,
Of mountains steep and high,
Gurgling and dancing and singing,
A beautiful river flows by.

It runs through plains and plateaus,
And unwinds its way out,
Of deep and green valleys,
Twisting and turning about.

It stumbles over little pebbles,
Stones and rocks and boulders,
Yet fighting its way through,
It emerges out victorious!

Pure as fire, holy as a prayer,
A crystal, clear and bright,
Shining like gold in the sun,
And like silver in moonlight!

It is a never ending saga ,
That only goes on forever.
Living in the present ,
unmindful of the past or the future.

Thus ultimately it merges,
With the vast and deep blue sea,
A confluence of determined rivers,
A heaven, it happens to be!

There are other rivers that have,
Stopped having come a little way,
Ending up as small pools of water,
Never reaching the bay.

Their existence futile and cursed,
No parched soul they quench,
Just stagnant,muddy and lifeless,
A pool of stink and stench!

Ah! To be that river!
So brave and clear and pure,
Is so blessed and divine ,
Than a filthy life endure!

(The Diwali clean up yielded this poem tucked away in a yellowed diary...written by me eons ago!! there was something about the child-like yet inspiring poem...thought i'd share....)
(Pic courtesy: Google images)

14 comments:

  1. Wow....that is a really wonderful poem...tracing the entire path of a river from its origin to its mingling in the sea...beautifully portrayed...This one reminds me of Tennyson's poem The Brook

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  2. "It is a never ending saga ,
    That only goes on forever.
    Living in the present ,
    unmindful of the past or the future." - Thoughtful

    "A confluence of - determined - rivers,
    A heaven, it happens to be! " - it's that touch I liked

    kudos.

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  3. i wrote this when i was in school!! to read it again now is inspirational for me..because the spirit of not giving up that we have in our childhood is lost somewhere along the way, and this really boosted my spirits! thanks from the school 'me' for reading it and liking it!

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  4. Wat a Brave , Clear & Pure flow of thoughts.. U were Beautifully Blessed so long back? Great, dont loose this spirit,keep writing !

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    1. hehehe..thanks..'blessed so long back'...made me smile!

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  5. Living in the present
    unmindful of the past or future

    awesome lines, loved it :)

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  6. ageless thoughts conveyed so beautifully... As you rightly said, the "never give up" spirit seems to hide itself deeper and deeper inside as we grow older, maybe we start analyzing things a lot more critically...
    Diwali sure brings its share of surprises!! Happy Diwali :)

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At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person..deep gratitude for those who have lighted the flame within me!! your comments will be appreciated..

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