Amitava Sur

Gold Star - 19,214 Points (20.01.1950 / Kolkata)

A Drop On A Lotus Leaf - Poem by Amitava Sur

A water bead on lotus leaf -
Shimmering with a glow
But up to that time only
As long is on the leaf.

With a little jerk or a shake
It rolls down and ends.

This life is like that only
As a drop on a lotus leaf
Priceless is our human life
But very mortal and short lived.

With a little quiver or a tweak
It shatters and then breaks.
Very short lived and uncertain
Like the dew on the grass tips.

To extract the beauty of life
So long you are alive -

Love all with love and peace -
Love flower bird and child.
Spread out the treasure of love
To the saints, demons and the beasts.

Enjoy the life without harming others
Live and let live with peace,
Who knows when the heart will stop
Even when you're at your height of success!

Life is like water drops
Wobbling on lotus leaf.
Short lived and uncertain
Like the dew on the grass tips.
Amitava (21.02.2014) 6-30 am


Topic(s) of this poem: life

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Hello - respected poets - this is my 100th poem after joining this PH club in Sept 2013. I could write those poems on your inspiration only. I hope your encouragements will be there with me.

Well, this one I have written about our priceless life which is very mortal but very unique. Please read and give your valuable comments with rating

Comments about A Drop On A Lotus Leaf by Amitava Sur

  • Gold Star - 16,744 Points Loke Kok Yee (11/7/2015 3:17:00 AM)

    there is great wisdom in your words
    our lives is like that drop in a lotus leaf
    thanks (Report) Reply

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  • Veteran Poet - 1,382 Points Jr Cuyam (9/29/2015 12:35:00 AM)

    well penned and lovely to read. nice poem (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,427 Points Nyota Yasulwe (9/28/2015 4:00:00 AM)

    Love expressed in it's deep beauty. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 892 Points Ranil Gunawardena (9/25/2015 1:33:00 AM)

    Very poetic... A water bead on lotus leaf - Shimmering with a glow... creates vivid images... wonderful! (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,180 Points Vaidyanathan Ram (9/24/2015 11:54:00 AM)

    This poem is superb, I think written with gud experience and observation. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 9,860 Points Marie Shine (9/15/2015 12:31:00 PM)

    This is an excellently penned poem, Amitava. I love how you so poetically compare a drop of water on a lotus leaf to living our present lifetime. Lovely use of simile, and alliteration. The imagery is eloquent and the poem is so finely expressed. I love how you urge your readers to live in peace and love and to enjoy life but not at the expense of others. Wonderful write, which I thank you for sharing. God bless you always... (10+++) from me... (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 19,668 Points Dr.tony Brahmin (8/31/2015 11:50:00 PM)

    With a little jerk or a shake
    It rolls down and ends.

    This life is like that only
    As a drop on a lotus leaf
    Priceless is our human life
    But very mortal and short lived. life is like a water bead on a lotus leaf
    wonderful observing and perception of the fleeting nature of life. so we shall love and care and make ourselves happy without giving any kind of sufferings to others. thank you God bless you always. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 36,928 Points * Sunprincess * (8/21/2015 11:11:00 PM)

    .............very nice imagery...beautiful comparison ★ (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 69,158 Points Fabrizio Frosini (6/16/2015 4:09:00 AM)

    your well penned poem is a bright portrayal of the uncertainty, fragility and also brevity of life, along with a universal message: don't waste your life, but live all your days fully and in peace with yourself and the others.. We should remember such a message each and every moment.. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 386 Points Oladehinde J. Ibikunle (6/12/2015 2:10:00 PM)

    Good poem about the ephemeralty of human existence. We written and analogically apt. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 4,516 Points Uma Ram (6/8/2015 11:28:00 PM)

    Enjoy life without harming others...beautiful truth sir. thanks for sharing sir (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,763 Points Akachukwu Lekwauwa (6/1/2015 9:45:00 AM)

    another superb simile on life. Good job! I enjoyed reading through (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,581 Points Mallika Achuthan Menon (5/20/2015 11:08:00 PM)

    Dear poet,

    A drop on a lotus leaf I have read..You have told a great philosophical
    truth in a very simple manner. Great write...Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,728 Points Stephen Katona (4/26/2015 7:29:00 PM)

    A wonderful 100th poem. I really felt the fragility and beauty of life as I was reading this. Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 4,159 Points Nhien Nguyen (4/26/2015 12:14:00 PM)

    It's beautiful. Thank you. NHIEN NGUYEN (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 11,700 Points Hazel Durham (4/20/2015 7:05:00 AM)

    Stunning write, life is fragile and beautiful you have created a poem of unique beauty! Congratulations on your 100th poem and best wishes! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 6,718 Points Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (4/5/2015 8:41:00 PM)

    It reads even better the second time around. bursting with a beauty that is rich, robust and refreshing! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 55,434 Points Roseann Shawiak (2/14/2015 3:53:00 AM)

    Beautiful, absolutely beautiful! Had ti read it once again!!!! (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,141 Points Shabeeh Haider (10/28/2014 7:50:00 AM)

    A wonderful poem which is so true to life. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,215 Points Walterrean Salley (10/28/2014 3:29:00 AM)

    Excellent portrayal of the brevity of life. Be grateful for today... Tomorrow is not promised. Thanks Amitave. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 11, 2014

Poem Edited: Monday, April 20, 2015

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