Treasure Island

Rajesh Thankappan

(Guwahati)

A Poem


We all may have read some good poetry
That comes in various forms, sizes, shapes and symmetry –
But then a poem need not necessary be like geometry
Where it has to adhere to certain rigid regularities.

The soul of a poem is seasoned in man’s routine experiences
Which he tries to fathom and give a wordily appearance -
So is it not like a painting drawn with the brush of thought
With colours that life has placed in his lot?

A poem may also be compared to a lovely flower
Blooming splendidly besides a cool and soothing bower,
Or in the dark night sky a flickering star
Shining over the dark adversities with which it wages a war.

A poem is also to a poet his very own island
Churned out in the ocean by his intellect and emotion,
It is an instrument on which a poet composes his songs
When his soul is besieged by situations that upon him throng.

Submitted: Wednesday, January 08, 2014
Edited: Tuesday, January 14, 2014

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  • Valsa George (5/3/2014 7:06:00 AM)

    A poem is something that emerges out at an inspired moment, embellished by the poet's imagination and expressed in the most powerful fashion...! . The rules and regulations of writing a poem shouldn't hinder the poet from the free expression of his thoughts... But finally when it comes out, a good poem will have a spontaneous flow and will commune with the reader and leave on him some powerful impact... I totally agree with what you have stated here Rajesh! A great write! ! (Report) Reply

  • Kanav Justa (1/15/2014 12:14:00 AM)

    A poem is also to a poet his very own island
    Churned out in the ocean by his intellect and emotion,
    It is an instrument on which a poet composes his songs
    When his soul is besieged by situations that upon him throng. , , , , ,

    great write, , love the message you gave, , about poems that they dont have to follow any rules, , , , its just a poets way of how he wish to express, , , if the poem is written from heart, , , it always be beautiful, , , (Report) Reply

  • Shahzia Batool (1/10/2014 11:20:00 AM)

    You have an opinion about the regular and structured poetry, this point reminds me of T.S.Eliot's statement: Free verse is not free-verse...he means that even the free flowing verse also has some bondage of rhythm and harmony! ...
    i liked reading this for its specific point of view...though i follow rules most of the time! (Report) Reply

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