R.K Das

Rookie (22, january / INDIA)

Between The Covers - Poem by R.K Das

I have plucked
Every primrose and daisy
Sprouting in myriad colours
On every wild vegetation,
Grown around my neighbour’s fence.

I have also plucked
All the flowers on my path
In their youthful fragrance,
Of spilled out pollen,
And in their sealed-dreams,
Clinging intimately to the
Tender stems of unknown creepers.

I don’t know
For whom they bloomed,
For the hot Sun?
For the cool Moon?
Or for the soothing South Wind?
Just see!
The flowers have never complained,
Either loud or in whispers,
Or perhaps
I have not cared to heed
Their effeminate indignation
Against my reckless passion,

Believe me.
I have also not spared
All the early flowers
Of Spring and Summer
Grown in the distant meadows
Only to press them for you
Between the covers.


Comments about Between The Covers by R.K Das

  • Gold Star - 9,802 Points Heather Wilkins (6/14/2013 6:48:00 PM)

    a lovely poem written with good images. (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 5,497 Points Hazel Durham (9/12/2012 3:02:00 AM)

    Powerful imageries, very subtle undertones of a all consuming love. Beautiful! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie eloida Capuno (9/1/2012 4:09:00 AM)

    so young, so passionate! keep writing arkay (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 3 Points Jessie Jett (3/19/2012 5:55:00 AM)

    As everyone, I agree good words for images. And very well written! One of my faves of yours. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 149 Points Vipins Puthooran (12/15/2011 2:38:00 AM)

    What a wonderful poem!
    [Beautiful imageries].
    Excellent! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Anupama Anpat (9/8/2011 10:29:00 AM)

    a lovely poem of love and tenderness. well written! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 127 Points Allemagne Roßmann (8/29/2011 2:43:00 AM)

    Very good imageries and very well painted (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 12 Points Onelia Avelar (6/22/2011 4:24:00 AM)

    Love hurts... even these innocent flowers on the daily path of the man who loves... beautiful poem, very tender and powerful... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Sajini G (6/20/2011 12:42:00 AM)

    Brilliant work....I cant never imagine like this (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, June 13, 2011

Poem Edited: Wednesday, June 22, 2011


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