Dr Tapan Kumar Pradhan

Rookie - 21 Points (October 22,1972 / Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India)

Epitaph - Poem by Dr Tapan Kumar Pradhan

I have printed my name in crimson lights
Upon my grave stone, a circle
Of grass and gravel tells you where
Below a bed of earth six feet deep
Reclines he who once refused to surrender.

Some day, if ever, you will pass by me
And remember, if at all, the emblazoned name,
Etched into marble grown yellow through years -
Remember then the distant wedding night
When you had vainly displayed your vermillion brow...

Comments about Epitaph by Dr Tapan Kumar Pradhan

  • Rookie - 40 Points Ashraful Musaddeq (2/10/2014 2:48:00 AM)

    amazing (Report) Reply

    1 person liked.
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  • Gold Star - 5,740 Points Patricia Grantham (12/5/2013 7:31:00 AM)

    Very few people will write in epitaph. You have so boldly
    written this poem with such intensity. I actually liked the
    way that it was expressed. I can only guess at the last two
    lines? Lovely. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 877 Points marvin brato (10/23/2013 9:03:00 AM)

    Indeed, a masterpiece of poetry! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 10,120 Points Heather Wilkins (10/3/2013 11:25:00 AM)

    excellent poem. a good epitaph (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Sarah Jones (4/12/2013 12:19:00 PM)

    Short and sweet. Perfectly crafted. The ending is full of suspense and leaves many questions unanswered.... My favourite poem. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 69,929 Points Gajanan Mishra (4/10/2013 8:27:00 AM)

    wonderful poem, wonderful epitaph Dr Tapan, thanks.
    I invite you to read my poems and comment. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Poem Edited: Tuesday, October 8, 2013

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