Treasure Island

Aniruddha Pathak

(25.05.1941 / Godhra - Gujarat)

O to live and let go


If what I call an end beginning is,
New destiny when beckons, life past lull,
And every beginning an end to cease,
What end be but short breath, an interval—
Cosmic Design when renders things new heart,
Decides to rekindle things with spirit,
That each beginning gets a balmy start,
And journey to nowhere with light is lit.

If only I learn to live and let go,
And be in tune with Nature, not a beast
In fight nor fright nor flight— that does know,
O to flow with the flow ne’er to resist.

Caterpillar does call its end no death,
And basks as butterfly—new birth new faith.
_______________________________________ _____________________
Sonnets often get born on the cusp of an unresolved dilemma,
as this one was. Here, after an introduction— all the eight
lines spoken as if in one breath, there comes the dilemma,
‘If only I learn to live and let go’. The sonnet ends in universal
philosophy a couplet, still unresolved.

The rhyme scheme is ababcdcd bebe ff.
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- Sonnets | 02.09.11 |

Submitted: Sunday, October 28, 2012
Edited: Thursday, November 28, 2013

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