Deva De Silva


* A Joy! - Poem by Deva De Silva

It’s a joy smelling to high heavens
At day’s end, tending my garden
Dressed in mud
Kissed by the sun

It’s a joy singing old tunes
Alone, in a crowd
Loosing the key midway
Pulling it off anyways

It’s a joy dancing naked
Before my most feared critic
Peaking at myself in a
Horror-struck vanity mirror

It’s a joy being silent
When all else profound
A frog, yellow bellied
Dozing off on a lotus leaf

It’s a joy being loud
When the world dumbfounds
A crow rising at dawn
Training its vocal muscle

It’s a joy, letting fingers roam
Whenever they insist on
As I inscribe in earnest
My holy viewpoint

Oh joy!
I can write
When all else
Cease to exist


Comments about * A Joy! by Deva De Silva

  • (4/30/2009 6:16:00 PM)

    Your drawing of nature really gives the joy! (Report)Reply

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  • (4/30/2009 3:58:00 AM)

    oh yeah I too can smell your joy
    tending my gardens
    for you its now resurrection time
    a time when dead wood gives birth to
    new grass.
    a lovely poem dear Deva
    -10 anjali
    (do read mine Megalomania
    and A falling Star)
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  • (4/29/2009 9:25:00 PM)

    Dear Deva De Silva, You've spread an infectiously joyous atmosphere, through the various moods and movements of joy in your lyrically graceful poem. Love. (Report)Reply

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  • (4/26/2009 11:20:00 PM)

    I have to wholeheartedly agree with your second stanza...and the ending was lovely. (Report)Reply

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  • (4/23/2009 1:56:00 PM)

    beautiful poem, i liked it. it describes everything. its not vague its wonderful, more than perfect. keep on! (Report)Reply

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  • (4/22/2009 11:44:00 AM)

    lol. lovely poem. i love the sense of humor in such a well written poem. (Report)Reply

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  • (4/22/2009 10:40:00 AM)

    very much joyful
    full of happiness and glee
    10/10
    Nicholas
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  • Allemagne Roßmann (4/21/2009 5:08:00 PM)

    Joyful contours and carnivals for your poems too..........10+++ (Report)Reply

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  • (4/21/2009 12:50:00 AM)

    It is a joy to comment upon, when somebody outpours full of Joy. (Report)Reply

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  • (4/20/2009 9:26:00 PM)

    I like how this poem talks about how to be free without anyone caring, and doing as you wish. It's a lovely poem. Fantastic job of metaphors and such. :) (Report)Reply

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  • (4/20/2009 6:07:00 PM)

    Lovely flowing lines of joy, and such a pleasure to share with your readers. A total joy (Report)Reply

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  • Melissa Pelletier (4/20/2009 5:13:00 PM)

    It was a joy to read this poem, words flow nicely, made me feel good! (Report)Reply

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  • (4/20/2009 5:00:00 PM)

    it's a joy writing some words
    to express our feelings...

    it's a joy to know
    that this piece of yours are nice...
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  • (4/20/2009 2:59:00 PM)

    Oh wow, what a beautiful and enlightening piece. What great imagery and uplifting words. (Report)Reply

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  • (4/20/2009 2:36:00 PM)

    The joy of being arfully and beautifully expressed. I am
    warmed by your sunny images. Lovely...

    Kind regards,

    Sandra
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  • (4/20/2009 2:35:00 PM)

    That's right...I feel the same way. I have something that I truly enjoy doing. Very lively and uplifting! (Report)Reply

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  • (4/20/2009 1:55:00 PM)

    I can feel the joy you felt when you were writing this piece and I hazzard a guess it didn't take you very long to write it? It came from your heart and I love your free spirit and your humour. : -D Ruthy (Report)Reply

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  • (4/20/2009 1:15:00 PM)

    Wonderful write Deva...beautiful images you paint....Fi 10+++ (Report)Reply

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  • Barry A. Lanier (4/20/2009 1:02:00 PM)

    'the less valuable a joy the more valuable it is' (Report)Reply

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  • (4/20/2009 12:31:00 PM)

    People can steal anything you own but they cannot steal your joy. Wonderful poem. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 16, 2009

Poem Edited: Thursday, March 10, 2011


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