Treasure Island

sathya narayana

(12-06-1958 / Nellore, Andhra Pradesh)

AFTER SIXTY................

You learnt
Something or a lot
For sixty years or more
Keeping your nose
To the grindstone

It’s time to halt
Come on! Throw away
Those grammar books
Discard those language lessons

Try something akin
To your hunching spine
Help fellow humans
Or chant the names
Of the Divine

Of what use, is stock pile
When it is not for consume
Of what use is knowledge
When it cannot blossom
Into true wisdom

Look at the twilight welkin
The milk is getting sour
Add some butter milk
You can savor
Sweet curd tomorrow

Submitted: Saturday, August 29, 2009
Edited: Saturday, October 31, 2009

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  • Pia Andersson (10/10/2009 9:12:00 AM)

    'Of what use is knowledge
    When it cannot blossom
    Into true wisdom2

    You are right-beeing too clever is not very clever
    there is wisdom in a tree or just beeing
    I love your poem (Report) Reply

  • Lynn Glover (9/8/2009 10:12:00 PM)

    Sathy, I don't have to worry about sixty any more but this is a well constructed poem. Keep up the good work. Lynn (Report) Reply

  • surya . (9/6/2009 8:01:00 PM)

    hey dont abuse 60+. they have a lot f experience and are raring to go with confidence. look at me i took to poems at sixty.nice poem
    surya (Report) Reply

  • Indira Renganathan (9/4/2009 5:57:00 AM)

    Of what use is knowledge
    When it cannot blossom
    Into true wisdom....these words are very true and much enlightening true to practicality....a poem pertaining to real life...adorable work (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh T A (9/3/2009 2:59:00 PM)

    Wisdom speaks in your verse! I am 60! It looks it is said to me! Nice poem! (Report) Reply

  • Anjali Sinha (9/3/2009 1:08:00 PM)

    words of wisdom
    surely they come
    when after sixty
    dont they?
    nicely penned dear Satya
    anjali (Report) Reply

  • Maia Padua (9/1/2009 8:19:00 AM)

    wisdom thoughts
    great and amusing...
    i will remember this in my life after sixty
    meaningful write though


    maia (Report) Reply

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