Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar.

(June 15,1942 / Aravayal, karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, South India)

Life passes through, not being born.


The flowers think they gave birth to seeds,
The shoots, they gave birth to the flowers,
And the plants, they gave birth to the shoots,
........................
........................
read full text »


Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Comments about this poem (Life passes through, not being born. by Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar. )

Enter the verification code :

  • Yacov Mitchenko (12/21/2009 8:54:00 AM)

    I would rather say that you think that 'flowers think they gave birth to seeds'. A common error in poetry is to project too much onto things like flowers and stones, etc. You can do that to suggest human moods and feelings, but the problem begins when you want to convey in this way something as though it were scientific fact. Your point is sufficiently well made in the last four lines. Kahlil Gibran has made a similar point in The Prophet, I believe. (Report) Reply

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley

PoemHunter.com Updates

Poem of the Day

poet Robert Herrick

Here we are all, by day; by night we're hurl'd
By dreams, each one into a several world.... Read complete »

   
[Hata Bildir]