A Drop On A Lotus Leaf Poem by Amitava Sur

A Drop On A Lotus Leaf

Rating: 4.8

A water bead on lotus leaf -
Shimmering with a glow
But up to that time only
As long is on the leaf.

With a little jerk or a shake
It rolls down and ends.

This life is like that only
As a drop on a lotus leaf
Priceless is our human life
But very mortal and short lived.

With a little quiver or a tweak
It shatters and then breaks.
Very short lived and uncertain
Like the dew on the grass tips.

To extract the beauty of life
So long you are alive -

Love all with love and peace -
Love flower bird and child.
Spread out the treasure of love
To the saints, demons and the beasts.

Enjoy the life without harming others
Live and let live with peace,
Who knows when the heart will stop
Even when you're at your height of success!

Life is like water drops
Wobbling on lotus leaf.
Short lived and uncertain
Like the dew on the grass tips.
Amitava (21.02.2014) 6-30 am


Friday, April 11, 2014
Topic(s) of this poem: life
Hello - respected poets - this is my 100th poem after joining this PH club in Sept 2013. I could write those poems on your inspiration only. I hope your encouragements will be there with me.

Well, this one I have written about our priceless life which is very mortal but very unique. Please read and give your valuable comments with rating
Roseann Shawiak 14 February 2015

Beautiful, absolutely beautiful! Had ti read it once again!!!!

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Fabrizio Frosini 16 June 2015

your well penned poem is a bright portrayal of the uncertainty, fragility and also brevity of life, along with a universal message: don't waste your life, but live all your days fully and in peace with yourself and the others.. We should remember such a message each and every moment..

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Erika Wingo 01 May 2014

Quivers with the precious fragility and all of the wondrous uncertainty that is life. Amazing.

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Soulful Heart 01 May 2014

Pani ka bulbula hai ye zindagi.....very true......u hv even givven wise counselling for the way of life.....very well indeed...

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Akhtar Jawad 19 June 2014

Life is like water drops Wobbling on lotus leaf. Short lived and uncertain Like the dew on the grass tips. A nice write.

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Nabakishore Dash 25 September 2021

Excellent metaphors and great message to mankind.kindly keep on writing, may change some, not the whole world.

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Dr Dillip K Swain 03 December 2017

A gentle heart touching poem I liked the undertone

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Chinedu Dike 16 February 2017

Piece of great elegance with rendition of words to utmost justice. A lovely poem indeed. Thanks for sharing.

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Seema Chowdhury 12 June 2016

Nice and a descriptive write, thanks for sharing. take care

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Abdulrazak Aralimatti 18 March 2016

Verily a lovely similitude expressing the essence of life

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