Treasure Island

umashankar manthravadi

(23/07/1945 / kakinada, India)

child and dead going back


child and dead going back
meet midstreet
there is no recognition

the child carried anger
sacred a pot of fire

trying to see
the lights and places he knew

one too fiercely shy
and the other ashamed

cross careless as
sticks pitched for burning

could the child have denied
the casual callous acknowledgment
of an omen?

the child going forth did not know

- 1967 (?)

Submitted: Saturday, July 08, 2006
Edited: Saturday, August 14, 2010
Listen to this poem:

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



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?

Comments about this poem (child and dead going back by umashankar manthravadi )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. How joyfully surprised you made me (cava.., Gert Strydom
  2. Obstacles, gajanan mishra
  3. When Autumn Comes Again, Lawrence S. Pertillar
  4. People conceive me (inside - outside poe.., Gert Strydom
  5. Let it go - time, gajanan mishra
  6. Last Act of Penance, Andy Caldwell
  7. Look At This City, Lenny Orlando Camacho
  8. (1) I Accept for Now, She Doesn't Love Me, Uriah Hamilton
  9. Versatility is a unique quality!, PARTHA SARATHI PAUL
  10. Paper slip, hasmukh amathalal

Poem of the Day

poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Know'st thou not at the fall of the leaf
How the heart feels a languid grief
Laid on it for a covering,
And how sleep seems a goodly thing
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Randall Jarrell

 

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  4. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  5. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  6. If, Rudyard Kipling
  7. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  8. The Conclusion, Sir Walter Raleigh
  9. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  10. Invictus, William Ernest Henley

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]