Treasure Island

C. P. Sharma

(July 12,1941 / Bissau, Rajasthan)

Silken Weaves for Satyanarain MVS


In Miltonic gait he walks,
like Alexander Pope
in couplets talks,
in free verse
he is well versed,
all poetic forms
well traversed.

In rhyme and rhythm
he always rocks,
of them he has
a good stock,
like heroic
Rape of the Lock.

His meter has a
variant mix,
with great care
it he picks,
sweet and somber
music clicks.

Rich imagery
he culls out,
from Nature, society,
court room bout,
a beauteous tapestry
spreads out.

Kaleidoscopic themes
he weaves,
misery, sorrows, terror
he grieves,
harmony and joy
conceives.

He can shed
the crimson tears,
on his sleeve
his heart he bears,
others grief and gloom
him tears.

He is Prem Chand’s
‘Salt Inspector’,
Social irresponsibility
detector,
Sensitive sensor of
justice sector.

In all philosophies
well read,
he cares for the poor
man’s bread,
his themes are very
widely spread.

To him the meanest
ant can churn,
lessons for the life
to learn,
incongruities in life
he spurns.

Read his poetry
I recommend,
Life in him is
finely blend,
as a poet
he outstands.

Submitted: Thursday, December 18, 2008
Edited: Friday, January 02, 2009

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  • Mamta Agarwal (12/25/2008 8:25:00 AM)

    you have really captured through this poem, essence of Sathyaji as a man and his poetry. very apt allusions to great writers of gone by era.10


    Happy new year

    Mamta (Report) Reply

  • Maia Padua (12/20/2008 9:45:00 PM)

    a very wonderful write, with generous words of praise....unselfishly written...from a heart of a poet to another poet's heart....friendship bonded with the beauty of poetry....an actuation of true friendship and respect for a true and good friend......you deserve great praises too sir...10++++++++ (Report) Reply

  • Anjali Sinha (12/18/2008 9:22:00 PM)

    A lovely tribute to Satya who deserves praise
    --hey Satya you are indeed
    lucky to have been sculpted out
    into poetry by dear CP
    (well I am lucky too-he made me a fragrant love flower
    out of nothingness)
    +++++10 as always
    regards anjali (Report) Reply

  • Sandra Fowler (12/18/2008 1:43:00 PM)

    A tribute to a fine wordsmith. Excellent write, C.P.10 for both of you.

    Kind regards,

    Sandra (Report) Reply

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