Sathya Narayana

Bronze Star - 2,684 Points (12-06-1958 / Nellore, Andhra Pradesh)

After Sixty................ - Poem by Sathya Narayana

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

Comments about After Sixty................ by Sathya Narayana

  • Anita Sehgal Anita Sehgal (11/14/2012 1:33:00 AM)

    great poem.. a meaningful message .. (Report) Reply

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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

  • Allan Macli Borges (9/26/2009 2:04:00 AM)

    i hope i have the chance to follow the advice...nice 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 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

  • Samanyan Lakshminarayanan (9/3/2009 11:01:00 PM)

    a lesson from the hunching spine reads good...a wisdom piece....10 (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh T A 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

  • Yoonoos Peerbocus (9/3/2009 5:37:00 AM)

    lovely and practical all through/ sure we need that (Report) Reply

  • Maia Padua 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

  • Sandra Martyres Sandra Martyres (8/30/2009 2:30:00 AM)

    Nice thought indeed Sathya...very skillfully woven into a poem..10 (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, August 29, 2009

Poem Edited: Saturday, October 31, 2009

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