Treasure Island

Rema Prasanaa


I came to your abode God,
my glockenspiel loud to wake you up
my mind in manacle, realized
not your gentle demeanors
my gonfalon, emblazoned
golden lines read addendum of
my grievances and greed
there no prayers on my lips
to praise you and you gazed at me
your smile effulgent pierced
my huge equipage and
to reform me I admit
never you listened my cries

I am there near your sanctum God
again and in my hand folds
offer a prayer to praise your clemency
realize my mind now
you only can calm me down
attune my strings of life to praise
your divine aureole, allow me
to grace your axioms in my gasp
take me in your arm, care me
earth caves underneath, meridian breaks
hold me safe in your heart and
lift me to your paradise...

(Inspired by Tagor's Sagarika)
© Rema Prasanna
July 29,2008

Submitted: Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Edited: Wednesday, August 27, 2008

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  • Sreelekha Premjit (1/14/2009 2:41:00 AM)

    what a beautifully written piece this is? I am speechless at its breathtaking beauty and humility. A perfect hymn to Lord.. (Report) Reply

  • Cyclopseven R (9/13/2008 8:33:00 AM)

    ...attune my strings of life to praise your divine aureole..this is my prayer too. You have taken me to the subtlety of yearnings. Great piece here. (Report) Reply

  • Raj Nandy (8/5/2008 10:07:00 PM)

    Reema, it is really nice to know that the universal poet Tagore inspired you to write
    this prayer of thanks giving & also invoking Gods divine blessings! The first
    para reminded me of those Latin prayers sung by the monks in the Catholic church!
    I am now trying to put the history of Medieval Philosophy in verse!
    -Raj Nandy (Report) Reply

  • Chitra - (8/2/2008 5:51:00 AM)

    fine lines there, eloquent! teaching us the value of prayer and faith in the higher being (Report) Reply

  • rohit sapra (8/1/2008 1:44:00 PM)

    God is truly great though it just sometimes happens that we as humans are unable to understand his ways as they are strange. However we still need to not let that faith we have in him get shattered as he created us and will save us from drowning too. (Report) Reply

  • Sathyanarayana M V S (8/1/2008 11:07:00 AM)

    A very touching prayer, meaningful. Some big words like glockenspiel slowed the reading. But is a worth preserving piece.
    sathya narayana (Report) Reply

  • Onelia Avelar (7/31/2008 4:51:00 PM)

    I like Tagor very much, read his works in my language, he is so spiritual, inspiring, humane, mood and mind lightening author. I am so glad to find a lot of his style in your works, Rema! (Report) Reply

  • Palas Kumar Ray (7/30/2008 12:06:00 AM)

    Rema, you make the Best Prayer I say and the God is but must hear you
    and perhaps you have created your the Best poem I assume.
    _____________________________________________________________(10) (Report) Reply

  • Mamta Agarwal (7/29/2008 11:58:00 AM)

    only when we surrender to God, do we get peace of mind and solace, that act of surrendering is not easy. we normally want to be in control.great poem, bringing out your turmoil and longing Rema 10

    Mamta (Report) Reply

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