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Saturday, February 11, 2017

A Day For Myself

Rating: 5.0
My life sails
Pass by, the days, months and years
Who keeps their records?
These are my treasure
I give them away with no bounds
Take it
As much as you wish
But leave
Only a day for me.

This day
I shall leave aside
All fears and doubts
And devote it only to myself.

This day
I will give to myself
the sweetness of love
tenderness of affection
And I will open before myself
All wordsspelt-unspelt.

This day
I will collect
the pollen from flowers
colors from butterfly wings
to adorn my face
and beautify my being.

This day
I will decorate myslf
With my songs and poems
And from the cuckoo
I will learn my language.

I will ask the clouds
To lend its black
For my eyes' decor
I will ask the rain
to wash me pure.

I will ask the sky
to lend its vastness
and ask the ocean
to give its depth
for my poems.

This day
I will be only me
With not an iota of
apprehension or pretension
and my heart be blessed with
heavenly illumination

This day will be my day
May it be my last night
or the last day.
.
Bharati Nayak
Topic(s) of this poem: dreams,life,writing
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
This poem is the English translation of my Odia poem'Nija Paain Dinatie' posted on this Site.
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COMMENTS
Kumarmani Mahakul 22 June 2020
This day I will collect the pollen from flowers colors from butterfly wings to adorn my face and beautify my being......loved these lines. Beautiful poem. Thanks for sharing.
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Varsha M 20 June 2020
Explicit write Bharati. I'll ask clouds To lend it's black... awesome metaphorical expression The sky to lend it's vastness.. magnificent And rain to make me pure....just brilliant. Whole poem feels expectant and lively.
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Jagdish Singh Ramána 19 April 2020
Great, Sublime Art. Great imagery. Nature here not only a beauty but a guide, and anchor of poet's purest thoughts. Poet wants to purge herself by the sublime shower of rain, the knowledge. Symbolic. Lyric, beautiful melodious And Sublime. While reading this lovely poem Wordsworth appeared to me. " My life sails Pass by, the days, months and years Who keeps their records? " - poets heart!
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Rajnish Manga 26 January 2020
Lest I forget, I would like to add it to 'MyPoemList. Excellent use of metaphor lends a traditional touch to this phenomenal poetic feat. It has been a pleasure to read and relish this aesthetic exercise towards perfection. Thanks, Bharathi ji.
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Bharati Nayak 27 January 2020
My humble thanks Rajnis Manga ji for your wonderful words of appreciation.
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Prabir Gayen 13 May 2019
This day will be my day May it be my last night or the last day...very fine poem
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Prabir Gayen 13 May 2019
I will ask the sky to lend its vastness and ask the ocean to give its depth for my poems....so sweet
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Kesav Easwaran 22 January 2019
The present. That is important. For every new day is 'this day'. Nice write
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Bharati Nayak 28 July 2018
Thank you Poet Poet, Susan Williams and Bichitra Anand for your lovely comments on this poem.I must take this opportunity to say that I have published a Poetry collection basing on its name.A Day For Myself' Poet Denis Mair has kindly written its preface.It is available at amazon.in.
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Me Poet Yeps Poet 25 July 2018
I will ask the sky to lend its vastness and ask the ocean to give its depth for my poems. 10 plus points+++++++++++++++++
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Susan Williams 26 April 2018
I have read this poem before and I can testify that it has lost none of its freshness or charm. This day / I will be only me / With not an iota of / apprehension or pretension / and my heart be blessed with heavenly illumination.- - - That is the pinnacle of self-growth and one which would change the course of history if only we all would strive for this.10++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
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