R.K Das

(22, january / INDIA)


I know not where
The jasmine blooms;
Which soil caresses her roots,
What rays nourish her,
Which air swings her tender stems
And thrills her leaves.

But I know which overseas breeze
Brings her sweet fragrance
To my sandy shore.
The breeze that blows,
From her sky and forests carries
Her smiles,
Her whispers
Her scents
To fill my solitary cell
And the air I breathe;
That I live to compose
A couplet or two.

Submitted: Thursday, March 14, 2013

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  • Yasmeen Khan (5/9/2013 2:29:00 AM)

    This is romance of nature. Sweet fragrance embalms the poet's senses to write this balmy composition. It reminds me of Wordsworth's 'To the Cuckoo'. (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (4/19/2013 5:45:00 AM)

    A poem simple like a wild jasmine in texture and build, but intoxicating to the senses with its overwhelming fragrance! ! (Report) Reply

  • Unwritten Soul (4/8/2013 2:57:00 AM)

    Two stanza, one and two like black and white..contrast reference to each other...the first was about something you dont know but second one is something you really know and confident...it has a good contrast for this, and the lines made in such sweet fragrances, just like jasmine itself_Soul (Report) Reply

  • Leila A (3/29/2013 10:15:00 PM)

    this is tranquil and artistically worded :) thanks for sharing (Report) Reply

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