Palas Kumar Ray

(India)

For A Beautiful Face


For a beautiful face all that I could do
Give all my pleasures and take all her woe.

For a beautiful face all that I could do
Leave all my friends or make them my foe.

For a beautiful face all that I could do
make myself a pauper and let all my esteems go.

For a beautiful face all that I could do
Let my wishes perish to make her wishes flow.

For a beautiful face all that I could do
to make her a peacock could look like a crow.







© Palas Kumar Ray.All rights reserved. 

Submitted: Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Edited: Friday, June 06, 2014

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  • Layla Stone (2/18/2009 10:15:00 PM)

    wonderful poem palas! it was wrote eith feeling plus it rymes! love this!
    -Layla (Report) Reply

  • Sumita Datta (1/3/2009 12:53:00 AM)

    Hmm... quite romantic... I hope she has a beautiful mind also along with the face... (Report) Reply

  • Sathyanarayana M V S (12/15/2008 8:43:00 PM)

    I always enjoyed reading your poems Ray sahab. They have great irony, and u know how to tell a thing poetically. I remembered a lyric sung by Mukhesh
    'jo thumko oo pasand vohi baath karenge' (Report) Reply

  • Indira Renganathan (12/9/2008 9:25:00 AM)

    Both peacock and crow have raucous voices...anyway two negatives make one affirmative...so you both will have no quarrel...God bless..10 (Report) Reply

  • Mamta Agarwal (12/1/2008 10:07:00 AM)

    beauty and brains a great combination. inner beauty, not extenal enhanced by borrowed plumes, is what is truly beautiful. nice composition, the ending takes by surprise. a good one

    Mamta (Report) Reply

  • Maia Padua (12/1/2008 7:28:00 AM)

    really a great and beautiful write..so sweet...against all odds...a piece that expresses sacrifice for a dear one. Beautiful face.....deserves a beautiful write.... (Report) Reply

  • Anjali Sinha (11/26/2008 7:58:00 AM)

    wowwwwwwww! ! ! ! ! ! !
    really a beautiful poem Palas for a beautiful face.
    dont forget me I HAVE A BEAUTIFUL FACE TOO -Lol
    10++++++++ regards anjali (Report) Reply

  • C. P. Sharma (11/24/2008 9:37:00 PM)

    Awesome poem, Palas

    All that you have to do is:
    Be one with the beauty,
    There lies your duty.
    CP (Report) Reply

  • Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr (11/24/2008 1:55:00 AM)

    Aesthetics fade, but in absolute love, there is a more captive beauty within, and beyond any exterior attraction.Very Nice Write, Palas...The couplet stanzaec sructure works well, here.

    FjR (Report) Reply

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