Ratan Bhattacharjee

(01-12-1957 / Kolkata)

Anger - Poem by Ratan Bhattacharjee

Anger is a hydra -headed demon
A demon beating its furious wings
a volcano belching out fiery lava
a gloomy sky cracking thunders
a CSTC bus rushing on a smoky road
in the wintry evening

Anger is emptiness or losing
A girl being robbed of her angelic infancy
a nonagenarian mother denied her home
a lost child crying for its parents in the crowded local train
a child that loses her doll

Anger is the foamy sea writhing with pain
The sea that rolls its waves to knock the barge
Or the sapless champak losing its petals
Or a hilly town without the snowfall
Or on a fuzzy vista a lonely bird calls

Or when I cannot write a single line


Anger comes to me
I become really angry


Comments about Anger by Ratan Bhattacharjee

  • Rookie Chitra - (3/4/2012 10:44:00 PM)

    deep and profound in tone, Sir. (Report) Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Rookie - 1 Points Swatimalya Chattopadhyay (6/24/2010 10:29:00 AM)

    It is said, ' Anger is one lettIer away from danger.' A very nice poem portraying the consequences of anger. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Kannan G (5/13/2010 1:14:00 AM)

    A beautiful composition capturing the various hues and shapes of Anger. May we be able to conquer Anger with rightful thinking, meditation and compassion. Best wishes (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 6,183 Points Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (3/5/2010 8:30:00 PM)

    Profoundly presented my friend.10/10 (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,613 Points Seema Chowdhury (3/1/2010 6:48:00 AM)

    welcome to poem hunter.
    i enjoyed your poem.
    thanks for sharing it with all.
    hope u will read more of my poems too.
    take care (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 431 Points Ravi A (2/10/2010 10:53:00 AM)

    The last couple of lines - anger comes... Yes. if we can watch anger as it comes, we can keep him at a distance. If we identify with anger, then, we are lost. You have captured the reasons for anger nicely. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Lovita Morang (2/8/2010 2:39:00 AM)

    let not hunger of anger starve human feeling...if u feel angry look up 9/10 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 168 Points Sathyanarayana M V S (2/8/2010 1:54:00 AM)

    Anger, well defined with all its ramifications. Very poetic. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 542 Points Almedia Knight-Oliver (1/31/2010 11:59:00 AM)

    'Anger' is vividly described in your poem.I enjoyed the metsphors used to describe this very strong emotion. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 782 Points Indira Renganathan (1/25/2010 3:12:00 AM)

    Highly metaphorical....your longing observation is wellused...last three lines are really true to reality....well penned poem...thank you (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Sumita Datta (1/20/2010 4:28:00 AM)

    Anger is the natural expression that not only human being…. An animal, plants, hills …. All know how to show? Expressed nicely…. :) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Chitra - (1/19/2010 8:02:00 AM)

    social aspect of Anger. so many atrocities that cause the bouts of anger. emotional write! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Lillian Thomas (1/17/2010 11:11:00 AM)

    Your observations are put into visual imagery that conveys your emotion, esp. in the first stanza. The second stanza is more like a journalist's words than a poet's, and yet we need the specifics to know what you are angry about. Something that bridges the two, unifying it would make it stronger. The bus is in both stanzas, perhaps a few words or a line that would make the second stanza 'Views from a bus called anger'
    Just an idea, but you have a good eye for detail and an empathetic heart. Thank you for sharing. (Report) Reply

Read all 13 comments »




Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?



Poem Submitted: Monday, January 11, 2010

Poem Edited: Sunday, January 17, 2010


[Hata Bildir]