Aftab Alam

(15 th April 1967 / , , RANCHI,)

I learnt to laugh in grief


Delicate you are
Fragile-agile roses
Thou art Boldness;
Angels on earth you must be.
Praising you, I praise He.

‘Thorn-bleeding-laugh’
Spaced in the eyes
Of many-many wise,
All must observe,
If, not yet observed,

I told you in brief,
My brethren, Seeing them;
I learnt to laugh in grief.

Submitted: Tuesday, October 08, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, March 26, 2014

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  • Khairul Ahsan (10/10/2013 12:30:00 PM)

    Thanks for this wonderful poem. Looking at nature with an appreciative eye can always be rewarding.
    'Angels on earth you must be.
    Praising you, I praised He.'
    This is really wonderful! Praising God while appreciating His creation, 'A Thing Of Beauty'!

    'I told you in brief,
    My brethren, Seeing them;
    I learnt to laugh, in grief.'
    This is a philosophical view of the appreciating eyes and a thinking mind. (Report) Reply

  • Tiku . (10/9/2013 12:01:00 PM)

    beautifully done.everyone should learn the art for a happy life.liked it. (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (10/8/2013 11:32:00 PM)

    Beautiful poem with a classical touch. 'Seeing them I learnt to laugh in grief'..... When we observe Nature and many heroic men, we can see them smile amid thorns and pains! A 10 comes for this beautiful write! ! (Report) Reply

  • Wahab Abdul (10/8/2013 11:14:00 AM)

    ''delicate they are
    fragile agile roses
    bold enough, too, they appear ''

    / a wonderful stanza, brother. like the classic poets....bravo...10 / (Report) Reply

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