M.D DINESH NAIR

(9 -21 / Thrissur (Kerala) / Vijayawada (A.P) , India)

A Candle And A Man. - Poem by M.D DINESH NAIR

Someone lights a candle
And I see the things around.
A candle must burn like this
Nay, every candle must burn like this.
I begin to tell every one.

A candle dies as it lives for us
And we appear to live while we travel towards the end.
A candle lives and lives while it appears to be dying..
A lot we have to learn.
I begin to learn none.

It`s a candle which lives and lives throws greater questions
And I begin to be introceptive
-A mental exercise on a confined mind.
When shall I begin to live like a candle?
When shall I give out a flame that lives?

The questions begin to boomerang on me
As I sit in the candle light and see everything.
I see everything?
I miss to see a candle too.
The ghost of a candle haunts me.


Comments about A Candle And A Man. by M.D DINESH NAIR

  • Gold Star - 30,534 Points Valsa George (8/26/2012 3:42:00 AM)

    Life pauses so many questions hitherto unanswered and many a mystery of the universe is yet to be probed! So it is better not to rake our brain. When shall I begin to live like a candle/// When shall I give out a flame that lives- if such a query comes from inside, that's enough! I feel that you are cast in the mould of a philospher! ! I am puzzled before the questions you raise! ! As usual a powerful write! ! (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 0 Points Samanyan Lakshminarayanan (9/13/2009 11:48:00 PM)

    a meaningful poem...the wisdom candle in you has both warmth and light....10 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Bob Blackwell (6/29/2008 8:56:00 AM)

    You are so right, we have to share the light, we have to share the load then everybody sees and shares. Bob (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Rema Prasanna (5/14/2008 7:32:00 AM)

    Lines from life, meaningful description, 'we appear to realise it at the end', true to its core, reflex of candle gentle, great poem (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Abha Sharma (5/12/2008 1:41:00 AM)

    When shall I begin to live like a candle?
    When shall I give out a flame that lives?
    ........................................those who burn donate their life for others, this is real living,
    a good analogy...Candles refects on the understanding of man..
    The rhetoric is powerful and incites thoughts in the readers too....
    **Abha** (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Richa Dhodi (5/12/2008 1:24:00 AM)

    quite a didatic poem..

    thanks for sharing
    ric (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Bob Gibson (5/12/2008 12:33:00 AM)

    A \wonderfull poem Dinesh! you have talent! ! ! ! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, May 12, 2008

Poem Edited: Saturday, May 9, 2009


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