Aftab Alam

Gold Star - 33,905 Points (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 praised He.

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: Thursday, August 14, 2014

Topic of this poem: hope

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  • Rookie - 931 Points Piyush Dey (8/24/2014 12:09:00 AM)

    I told you in brief,
    My brethren, Seeing them;
    I learnt to laugh in grief. such wonderful lines.
    it is only in grief that we our hope is judged.
    we must all learn to laugh even in the lap of hard time.
    nice write. (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 33,905 Points Aftab Alam Khursheed (8/24/2014 1:22:00 AM)

    Thanks for the lovely comment Piyush

  • Veteran Poet - 4,016 Points 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

    Gold Star - 33,905 Points Aftab Alam Khursheed (8/21/2014 11:12:00 PM)

    Pray to write more to bring something to this world thank you Brother

  • Rookie - 740 Points Tiku . (10/9/2013 12:01:00 PM)

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

  • Gold Star - 12,580 Points 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

  • Freshman - 2,158 Points 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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