Jayatissa Liyanage

Gold Star - 23,139 Points (21st June / Walasmulla, Sri Lanka)

Nothingness - Poem by Jayatissa Liyanage

From the day ‘I' viewed the first ray
All fell on line, to have paved my way
Being conscious of, the role ought to play
Treaded the path, idling, not a single day

There was a maximum that I could do
Nothing more, for anyone to know
Time is simply right, for me to go
I claim nothing, may you not show

Let everything that constituted ‘I'
Degrade decompose, ask not why
Be that the last will of, all ‘you and I'
Emerges NOTHINGNESS, ought not feel shy

Take back all what you've given me
Since then, never ever talk about me
Remember me, if at all, only for the deed
Devoted heart and soul, for you, indeed

Topic(s) of this poem: living, spirituality


Comments about Nothingness by Jayatissa Liyanage

  • Elena Sandu Elena Sandu (7/21/2016 7:05:00 PM)

    Beautiful penning, loved the whole poem but my soul really felt for this line: Emerges NOTHINGNESS, ought not feel shy. Thank you for sharing. (Report) Reply

    Jayatissa K. Liyanage Jayatissa K. Liyanage (7/21/2016 9:26:00 PM)

    Thank you Elena for your encouraging comment.

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  • Ratnakar Mandlik (5/16/2016 11:12:00 PM)

    Heartiest Congrats on the Poem Of The Day as also for composing such a beautiful and meaningful poem dipped in eastern spiritualism. (Report) Reply

    Jayatissa K. Liyanage Jayatissa K. Liyanage (5/16/2016 11:34:00 PM)

    Thank you Rathnakar for you heartiest comment.

  • Rajnish Manga Rajnish Manga (5/16/2016 9:59:00 PM)

    Amazing philosophical poem calling for nothingness after renouncing 'I' in the world. Loved reading it. I think the word 'sole' appearing in the last line needs editing. Thanks. (Report) Reply

    Jayatissa K. Liyanage Jayatissa K. Liyanage (5/16/2016 11:31:00 PM)

    Thank you Rajnis for both your comment as well as showing the typos, which even I did not notice all this time. Thank you.

  • Kim Barney (5/16/2016 7:43:00 PM)

    Very well done, Jayatissa. Congratulations for having it selected as poem of the day! (Report) Reply

    Jayatissa K. Liyanage Jayatissa K. Liyanage (5/16/2016 9:19:00 PM)

    Thank you Kim.

  • Lyn Paul Lyn Paul (5/16/2016 6:09:00 PM)

    Feel a big heart in these wonderful words. Thank You (Report) Reply

    Jayatissa K. Liyanage Jayatissa K. Liyanage (5/16/2016 9:18:00 PM)

    Thank you Lyn for the comment.

  • Udaya R. Tennakoon Udaya R. Tennakoon (5/16/2016 3:48:00 PM)

    Dear Jayatissa, It is a nice work and happy to read it.... My best wishes (Report) Reply

    Jayatissa K. Liyanage Jayatissa K. Liyanage (5/16/2016 9:17:00 PM)

    Thank you Udaya. Lets keep meeting all the time at this wonderful forum, PH.

  • Savita Tyagi (5/16/2016 1:52:00 PM)

    Beautiful and well deserved for member poem. Such words of wisdom! All of us sitting on the edge of time need to remember.Congratulations. (Report) Reply

    Jayatissa K. Liyanage Jayatissa K. Liyanage (5/16/2016 9:12:00 PM)

    Thank you Savita for your generous comment.

  • Soul Watcher Soul Watcher (5/16/2016 7:40:00 AM)

    Really deserves to be here, thank you Jayatissa (Report) Reply

    Jayatissa K. Liyanage Jayatissa K. Liyanage (5/16/2016 8:18:00 AM)

    Thank you Soul.

  • Anil Kumar Panda Anil Kumar Panda (5/16/2016 7:13:00 AM)

    Very nice and congrats. (Report) Reply

    Jayatissa K. Liyanage Jayatissa K. Liyanage (5/16/2016 8:17:00 AM)

    Thank you Anil. Cheers!

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal Mohammed Asim Nehal (5/16/2016 5:17:00 AM)

    Congrats for this achievement, This poem truly deserves all applause. (Report) Reply

    Jayatissa K. Liyanage Jayatissa K. Liyanage (5/16/2016 6:26:00 AM)

    Great feeling indeed. Thank you MAN for your sincere comment.

  • Nosheen Irfan Nosheen Irfan (5/16/2016 1:02:00 AM)

    Congrats on poem of the day. A state of nothingness depicted well. Things fall apart...that's life. (Report) Reply

    Jayatissa K. Liyanage Jayatissa K. Liyanage (5/16/2016 6:23:00 AM)

    This is encouragement. Thank you Nosheen for your comment. I am moved very much by this hearty action of PH as well.

  • Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (5/16/2016 12:56:00 AM)

    A haunting poem, brought to life by the last couplet (Report) Reply

    Jayatissa K. Liyanage Jayatissa K. Liyanage (5/16/2016 6:16:00 AM)

    You were always an inspiration. Thank you for the encouraging comment.

  • Edward Kofi Louis Edward Kofi Louis (5/16/2016 12:54:00 AM)

    The first ray! ! With the muse of love and life. Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

    Jayatissa K. Liyanage Jayatissa K. Liyanage (5/16/2016 6:14:00 AM)

    This is encouragement. Tank you Edward for your comment.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, April 16, 2012

Poem Edited: Monday, May 16, 2016


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