Rajesh Thankappan

Gold Star - 4,690 Points (Guwahati)

Nostalgia - Poem by Rajesh Thankappan

Our eyes behave just like a prism
When it dwells upon the past and thus gazes back
For the intervening time refracts our vision
And lends them rainbow colours both variant and vibrant.

One can say it is nothing but joyful pangs of nostalgia
That colours our past with a blissful bias
Is it not a picture painted out of selective thoughts
That we have from the past borrowed and brought?

So friend, do not cling excessively onto the debris of the sunken past
That has vanished whole into the sea of darkness with its sails and mast,
Each day that peeps over the horizon is the Almighty’s brightest present
So why not unwrap the gift on hand and reap the precious moment!


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Note: Prism is a transparent glass or plastic object, often with ends in the shape of a triangle, which separates light that passes through it into spectral colours i.e. the colours of the rainbow.

Comments about Nostalgia by Rajesh Thankappan

  • Gold Star - 16,098 Points Deepak Kumar Pattanayak (3/17/2014 11:43:00 AM)

    Embrace today forgetting yesterday and tomorrow though life always longs for nostalgic things.........nice poem (Report) Reply

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  • Veteran Poet - 1,726 Points Dinesh Nair (3/15/2014 7:00:00 AM)

    Joyful pangs of nostalgia have their philosophical overtones as well. The poem is a virtual tour into the phases of things in life intricate. I think the notes about the poem may be done away with. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 20,924 Points Valsa George (3/10/2014 11:52:00 PM)

    So friend, do not clutch excessively onto the debris of the sunken past
    That has vanished whole into the sea of darkness with its sails and mast,
    Each day that peeps over the horizon is the Almighty’s brightest present
    So why not unwrap the gift on hand and reap the precious moment!

    There is so much of truth and beauty combined in these lines! This practical wisdom is what is needed! ! Immensely enjoyed! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, March 10, 2014

Poem Edited: Saturday, March 15, 2014


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