Treasure Island

Manas Rastogi

(12th August,1997 / Delhi)

Coromandel fishers


Rise, brothers, rise, the wakening skies
Pray to the morning lights,
The wind lies asleep in the arms of the dawn
Like a child that has cried all night.

Come, let us gather our nets from the shore,
And set our catamarans free,
To capture the leaping wealth of the tide,
For we are the sons of the sea.

No longer delay, let us hasten away
In the track of the seagull's call;
The sea is our mother, the cloud our brother,
The waves are our comrades all.

What thoush we toss at the fall of the sun
Where the hand of the sea-god drives?
He who holds the storm by his hair
Will hide n his breast our lives.

Sweet is the shade of the coconut glade,
And the scent of the mango grove,
And sweet are the sands at the full o' the moon
With the sound of the voices we love.

But sweeter, O brothers, the kiss of the spray,
And the dance of the wild foam's glee:
Row, brothers, row to the blue of the verge,
Where the low sky mates with the sea.

Submitted: Tuesday, July 14, 2009

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

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 (Coromandel fishers by Manas Rastogi )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. May Cloaks, Saiom Shriver
  2. Time and Tide, Aftab Alam
  3. By Her Fruits, George Egba
  4. Ars Poetica A Sonnet, Daniel Brick
  5. Like Jews Harps, Francie Lynch
  6. Inner Power, Col Muhamad Khalid Khan
  7. Start anew, gajanan mishra
  8. BACK TO SCHOOL, MOHAMMAD SKATI
  9. Melancholia (haiku), hap rochelle
  10. قصه ماه 1, ALI MOSLEHI

Poem of the Day

poet Alfred Lord Tennyson

It little profits that an idle king,
By this still hearth, among these barren crags,
Match'd with an aged wife, I mete and dole
Unequal laws unto a savage race,
...... Read complete »

   
[Hata Bildir]