Kesav Venkat Easwaran

Rookie - 0 Points (June 5th / Palghat- Kerala- India)

A Captive Me…

This night
Beauteous and bright,
Beauteous by the cool breeze
It brings in nice,
Beauteous by the sweet smells
Alluring soft
Of flowers that bloom
Around this place,
And bright by the full round moon
Shining upon the distant sky…

I rest on my reclining chair
My thoughts inclining to else where;
I gaze upon this star studded sky;
Like scattered gems
On a carpet black,
Suddenly these sparks
Capture my eyes
And pull me back
From my lazing thoughts
Soothing my pensive mood
This lovely sight …

As I look at them
They wink at me,
I feel them smile;
Not one or two a bunch of them
Ready to take me on a ride,
I start to count them
But countless I find;
Give up the game, I lose
A loss pleasing my mind…

I like
To close my eyes to keep them in;
But they open the lids inward
Fill me with joy;
Disarmed gazing I recline;
Springs up a thought
Into me so nice
‘Me a captive to these stars
In my mind! ’

Submitted: Monday, July 14, 2008
Edited: Monday, July 04, 2011

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  • Rookie Wendy Bureau (5/9/2011 9:11:00 AM)

    Oh.. how pleasing to be swept away into the confines of our very being, to be enriched with day dream delights.... This was simply delightful!

    Wendy :) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 39 Points Nivedita Bagchi SPC UK (2/25/2010 11:24:00 AM)

    ‘…I like // To close my eyes to keep them in; // But they open the lids inward…’

    It’s the poetic gamut …opening blooming bubbling beguiling inside … enchanting to enjoy

    And you’ve opened that flood gate of joy…thanks for sharing Sir…
    Ms. Nivedita
    UK (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Riyaz Gupta (1/22/2010 9:54:00 PM)

    they open the lids inward
    Fill me with joy;
    Disarmed gazing I recline

    ....liked the picture in your poem.....painted well.... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie , aryaindia (12/7/2009 6:23:00 PM)

    The fully blown romantic in you is unleashed here with gay abandon and you prove your skill in writing this masterpiece. I like the title very much. Being captive gives pleasure to the one who seems to lose. arya (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 26 Points Maia Padua (9/23/2009 5:26:00 AM)

    As I look at them
    'They wink at me,
    I feel them smile;
    Not one or two a bunch of them
    Ready to take me on a ride,
    I start to count them
    But countless I find;
    Give up the game, I lose
    A loss pleasing my mind…'
    so nice...
    displays a very beautiful picture...
    sends a very nice feelings to any reader..
    I cant help smiling...really beautiful piece


    Maia (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 261 Points Almedia Knight-Oliver (9/19/2009 10:28:00 AM)

    Kesav, your poem truly is captivating: This here twinkle I like: (So do I like)
    'This night- shining upon the distant sky'
    'Here'- resting on my reclining chair captured by 'this lovely sight'
    'Twinkle- As I look at them'
    'I like- to close my eyes captived by the stars in mind
    An extraordinary poem of nature's splendor vividly described by this great poet! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Smiley Hooker (7/17/2009 8:41:00 AM)

    I feel like going out tonight, my friend, maybe sit beside you, gaze up to the beautiful wonders of nature in the sky and share the enjoyment. Captivating write! : -) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 653 Points Marieta Maglas (6/12/2009 1:47:00 PM)

    ''I like
    To close my eyes to keep them in;
    But they open the lids inward''
    wonderful cognitive metaphor....10++ (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Shashendra Amalshan (5/25/2009 10:43:00 AM)

    First I m sorry for the Misunderstanding sir..this beautyfull poem reminds me of one of my favourite poems by William Wordsworth, titled 'I wandered Lonely as a Cloud'

    'I wandered lonely as a cloud
    That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
    When all at once I saw a crowd,
    A host, of golden daffodils,
    Beside the lake, beneath the trees
    Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

    Continuous as the stars that shine
    And twinkle on the Milky Way,
    They stretched in never-ending line
    Along the margin of a bay:
    Ten thousand saw I at a glance
    Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.

    The waves beside them danced, but they
    Out-did the sparkling waves in glee: -
    A poet could not but be gay
    In such a jocund company:
    I gazed -and gazed -but little thought
    What wealth the show to me had brought.

    For oft, when on my couch I lie
    In vacant or in pensive mood,
    They flash upon that inward eye
    Which is the bliss of solitude;
    And then my heart with pleasure fills
    And dances with the daffodils'

    yours is almost a sequel to this poem....realy successful one at that..enjoyed it very much...thanks for the entertainment SIR (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Danny H (5/17/2009 1:00:00 AM)

    I really love this poem
    it was brilliant on making my emotions relaxed. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Subroto Chatterjee (4/30/2009 10:06:00 PM)

    You perfectly capture the relaxed, retired musing mind at work! Thats enviable enough. Then you express these thoughts in a 'lazing mind' quite effortlessly.
    Thats lulling one to a dream-like trance. Interesting....

    Subroto (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 222 Points Marie Shine (4/30/2009 10:03:00 AM)

    A very beautiful poem Kesav, written from the heart with great emotion.
    Wonderful imagery draws the reader in and keeps his/her attention to the end.
    Thank You for sharing. (Report) Reply

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