Ratnakar Rout

Rookie - 4 Points (28th August 1961 / Village-Boita, District-Balasore, State-Orissa, Country-India)


Mob rush every where
Entice the onlookers
Swelling up
Crowd in the sands
Crowd in the woods
Crowd puzzles everyone
The temple, the market
The road, the park
Crowd throngs everywhere
Though nothing enthralling is there.

As their thirst is not quenched either
A lone passer by quips restlessly at a safe distance
Witnessing the anxiety of the commuters.
Sound builds, sound breaks
Sound pollutes the atmosphere
Sound is God, which emanates from within
And enthuses the crowd
That sprouts of the vocal chord
And bearable to the eardrum
Can anyone stay peacefully at any place?
When crowd is unmanageable
And sound intolerable

Submitted: Saturday, March 21, 2009
Edited: Monday, March 30, 2009

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Comments about this poem (CROWD by Ratnakar Rout )

  • Rookie Ritty Patnaik (11/13/2009 9:00:00 AM)

    and also in a crowd during jaganath darshan we do put our mind and soul concentrating in him, oblivious to crowd and sound.....thus attaining that blissful moment.your poem and the observations you have made isperfect about the crowd.good write.best wishes.
    ritty (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 302 Points Indira Renganathan (4/22/2009 3:13:00 AM)

    Always crowd and noise go hand in hand...too disturbing in India just can't help10 (Report) Reply

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