Bharati Nayak

A Letter To Appu With Love From Durga Didi - Poem by Bharati Nayak

Can you hear me?
Long years have elapsed

Your call aroused me from my sleep

Can you see me
I have crossed over
To the other side of the border.

Oh, our days were so jolly
The Kash flowers, so lovely
So tasty, tamarind jelly.

How adventurous we were?
Have we not seen the train?
Have we traveled
in that train?
Yes, yes
We have traveled to Mars
Where water is found
Under layers of ice
We can melt the ice
And bring water to surface

Yes, life is possible
As ice will again become liquid
And we
Can bring life
To our land
Yes Apu,
We have really traveled
On the train.

With love
From Didi

Topic(s) of this poem: humanity, imagination, life, love

Poet's Notes about The Poem

The poem can not be called a poem, but some abstract thoughts.It can be understood in the backdrop of Satyajit Ray's Bengali film-Pather Panchali.Apu is a small boy and Durga is his loving and caring elder sister who share strong bonding with each other.

Comments about A Letter To Appu With Love From Durga Didi by Bharati Nayak

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (10/28/2017 2:38:00 AM)

    The love between brother and sister with connection to the nature has been touchingly expressed. With affectionately elder sister Durga says to brother Appu...
    Yes, life is possible
    As ice will again become liquid
    And we
    Can bring life
    To our land
    Yes Apu,
    We have really traveled
    On the train.
    Beautiful poem shared. Thanks for sharing.
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  • Geetha Jayakumar (3/31/2017 9:41:00 AM)

    Beautiful letter from Didi to younger Appu. Something different you have come up with. Loved reading it. (Report) Reply

  • Uzefa Rashida M.a (2/13/2016 7:05:00 AM)

    Sibling love and affection reflected in both the poems i read by Bharati Nayak and Sayeed Abubakar. Both the poems are equally beautiful in the message conveyed. Beautiful. (Report) Reply

    Bharati Nayak (2/13/2016 11:22:00 PM)

    Thank you dear Uzefa Rashida M.a for your appreciation of my poem and Sayeed Abubakar's poem.Sayeed is like my younger brother staying across border.

  • Queeny Gona (2/1/2016 12:53:00 AM)

    May Appu and Durga succeed in bringing life to the LAND when they travel on the train.

    Mam, I liked the way you expressed the grief of siblings far off cherishing the moments of joy together and his strong will to pursue their dream!
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    Bharati Nayak (2/1/2016 7:59:00 AM)

    Thank you Queeny for your lovely comment.

  • Sayeed Abubakar (1/19/2016 6:38:00 PM)

    With heaven it is bound,
    To reach God is its goal;
    Every love has its sound;
    it's the sound of winning a soul.
    - Your Appu is crying beyond the border. O Durga didi, can you hear?
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    Bharati Nayak (1/19/2016 7:04:00 PM)

    Thank you Sayeed, I am beyond speech.

  • Abhilasha Bhatt (1/19/2016 11:29:00 AM)

    Lovely poem just full of love and affection for young brother...liked it...thank u for sharing :) (Report) Reply

    Bharati Nayak (1/20/2016 1:03:00 AM)

    Thank you Abhilasha for your nice comments.I am really glad that I got such beautiful comments just after posting the poem.

    Sayeed Abubakar (1/19/2016 6:34:00 PM)

    Yes, two brother and sister are inseparable and stuck to their heavenly love.

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (1/19/2016 11:22:00 AM)

    Superb Poem, I liked it.....The conversation between the two is awesome...10+++ (Report) Reply

    Bharati Nayak (1/20/2016 12:39:00 AM)

    Thank you so much.It is a great feeling to get your comments.

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, January 19, 2016

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