Prasanna Mishra

Rookie - 78 Points [prasanna] (5th September,1942 / BHUBANESWAR)

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Lives in Bhubaneswar with his wife Smt Rama Mishra. Wrote most of his poems while working in the Government. Of late, writing sparingly and only small poems. more »

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  • ''A person gazing at his own photograph does not see much in life.''
    Prasanna Mishra (Born 1942; India; former Civil Servant, Social Activist)
  • ''Doing nothing cannot be a legitimate component of freedom of action.''
    Prasanna Mishra (Born 1942; India; former Civil Servant, Social Activist)
  • ''While it is normal to expect the change to be for the better, it is realistic to expect the change to be for the worse.''
    Prasanna Mishra (Born 1942; India; former Civil Servant, Social Activist)
  • ''It is not relevant if your first show is austere; it is important that it bears your signature.''
    Prasanna Mishra (Born 1942; India; former Civil Servant, Social Activist)
  • ''More difficult than 'chicken first or the egg first' riddle is 'who learnt from whom between a magician and a politician'.''
    Prasanna Mishra (Born 1942; India; former Civil Servant, Social Activist)
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Best Poem of Prasanna Mishra

Tryst With Life

On the auspicious day
I also took my place
With a stoic frame of mind
Moved inch by inch
As the sluggish python
Continued
Its meandering motion

The eagerness
To place offerings
At the altar
Stupefied
The euphoria
of justlings
Near the sanctum sanctorum
Catapulted me
To an atoll
of isolation

Peace returned
After a while
I saw him
opening a door
In the rear
To let in
His own men
And women

Saw him
Bedecking them
With garlands
of those
Whose prayers
He had not answered
...

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