Amitava Sur

Gold Star - 9,411 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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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

  • Freshman - 767 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

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  • Bronze Star - 2,353 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 - 3,026 Points Nhien Nguyen (4/26/2015 12:14:00 PM)

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

  • Gold Star - 6,173 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

  • Silver Star - 3,253 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 - 20,149 Points Roseann Shawiak (2/14/2015 3:53:00 AM)

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

  • Freshman - 1,092 Points Shabeeh Haider (10/28/2014 7:50:00 AM)

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

  • Silver Star - 3,289 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

  • Veteran Poet - 1,518 Points Jasbir Chatterjee (8/27/2014 4:17:00 AM)

    How very true...one tweak... and it's all gone...the dew drops...like everything else in life... (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,353 Points Stephen Katona (8/24/2014 9:32:00 AM)

    This is a lovely poem. It really makes me feel lucky to be alive. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 13,404 Points Ramesh Rai (8/2/2014 5:47:00 AM)

    If every one could understand the true fact of life then there would be no evil. A beautiful message with your florescent ink. Regards ever. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 127 Points Kirti Sharma (6/28/2014 12:20:00 AM)

    a very beautiful title... a lovely poem with a true message...
    :) (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 28,641 Points Akhtar Jawad (6/24/2014 9:50:00 PM)

    Congratulations for the century with a mighty six. Amitava in this poem you are wonderful and amazing. The universal message of love and peace is the demand of time. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 6,054 Points Savita Tyagi (6/23/2014 1:10:00 PM)

    The most important message about life presented so beautifully. A lovely poem. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 28,641 Points Akhtar Jawad (6/19/2014 4:31:00 AM)

    As desired by you I have rated it 10. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 28,641 Points Akhtar Jawad (6/19/2014 4:29:00 AM)

    Life is like water drops
    Wobbling on lotus leaf.
    Short lived and uncertain
    Like the dew on the grass tips.
    A nice write. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 10,925 Points Soulful Heart (5/1/2014 10:42:00 PM)

    Pani ka bulbula hai ye zindagi.....very true......u hv even givven wise counselling for the way of life.....very well indeed... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 52 Points Erika Wingo (5/1/2014 7:32:00 PM)

    Quivers with the precious fragility and all of the wondrous uncertainty that is life. Amazing. (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 9,411 Points Amitava Sur (6/25/2014 9:57:00 AM)

    thank you fro appreciating the poem

  • Bronze Star - 2,376 Points Kevin Patrick (4/16/2014 10:45:00 PM)

    As others have said this is a Beautiful Poem Mr Sur, it was filled with amazing depth of thought and imagery that waxes with the philosophical,
    This life is like that only
    As a drop on a lotus leaf
    Priceless is our human life
    But very mortal and short lived.

    some of my favourite lines ever written, thank you for this (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,749 Points Noreen Carden (4/15/2014 6:11:00 AM)

    Hello Amitava what a beautiful 100 th poem showing us how fragile our hold on life is. Congratulations to you and I wish many more years of writing your wonderful poems (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 11, 2014

Poem Edited: Monday, April 20, 2015


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