Amitava Sur

Gold Star - 21,251 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.
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Amitava (21.02.2014) 6-30 am



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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

  • Seema Chowdhury (6/12/2016 6:07:00 AM)


    Nice and a descriptive write, thanks for sharing. take care (Report) Reply

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  • Abdulrazak Aralimatti Abdulrazak Aralimatti (3/18/2016 4:22:00 AM)


    Verily a lovely similitude expressing the essence of life (Report) Reply

  • Geeta Radhakrishna Menon Geeta Radhakrishna Menon (12/23/2015 10:02:00 AM)


    Life is like water drops
    Wobbling on lotus leaf.
    Short lived and uncertain
    Like the dew on the grass tips.
    Amitava, profound verse! i loved the lines for its deep philosophy.
    Hearty Congratulations on the 100th poem!
    When life is like a drop on lotus leaf, have we time for anger, hatred, jealousy etc.
    There is place for everybody on this earth. So, let us live in harmony with love and compassion.
    Wonderful poem with wonderful thoughts. (Report) Reply

  • 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

  • Jr Cuyam Jr Cuyam (9/29/2015 12:35:00 AM)


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

  • Nyota Yasulwe Nyota Yasulwe (9/28/2015 4:00:00 AM)


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

  • Ranil Gunawardena 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

  • Vaidyanathan Ram Iyer (9/24/2015 11:54:00 AM)


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

  • Dr.tony Brahmin 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

  • * Sunprincess * (8/21/2015 11:11:00 PM)


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

  • Fabrizio Frosini 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

  • 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

  • Uma Ram Uma Ram (6/8/2015 11:28:00 PM)


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

  • Akachukwu Lekwauwa Akachukwu Lekwauwa (6/1/2015 9:45:00 AM)


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

  • Mallika Achuthan Menon 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

  • Stephen Katona 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

  • Hazel Durham 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

  • Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon 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

  • Roseann Shawiak (2/14/2015 3:53:00 AM)


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

  • Shabeeh Haider Shabeeh Haider (10/28/2014 7:50:00 AM)


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

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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 11, 2014

Poem Edited: Monday, April 20, 2015


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