Neela Nath Das


A Lonely Cloud - Poem by Neela Nath Das

Silence reigned in the valley.
The lone pass was filled with snow;
No trees but tufts I could see,
Frozen rivers could not flow.

Only a lonely cloud there,
followed me along the way.
Galloping as lively mare,
seemed wanted something to say!

At once a leaf fell on ground.
Its color was deep, deep red.
Casting look no tree I found,
Thought I might have gone off head!

Then, the second leaf fell and,
the third, fourth, fifth on and on;
Was I in sorceress' land,
where none was living person?

The leaves were flying, flying..
The wind also strongly blew.
They danced then whirling, whirling,
like a ring of leaves they flew.

Surprised I then took a look,
Ah! I watched an awesome sight!
The cloud was moving as rook,
and raining leaves with its flight.

A lovely friend I then gained!
Cloud threw leaves and I caught them.
Laughingly, I touched my friend.
Thus we played our throw-catch game.


Comments about A Lonely Cloud by Neela Nath Das

  • (1/30/2014 6:14:00 PM)


    A fairy tale indeed ending in a happy game such is dreams...why not...regards (Report) Reply

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  • Sekharan Pookkat (11/8/2013 7:52:00 AM)


    Deep red leaves
    Reminds us the past life
    To keep more goodness
    In the future life!
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  • (10/9/2013 7:01:00 AM)


    nice to experience the lonely cloud filling life and the poem... (Report) Reply

  • (8/7/2013 5:52:00 AM)


    Ours loneliness thus did end,
    Cloud threw leaves and I caught them

    a bonding brilliantly penned!
    (Report) Reply

  • Heather Wilkins (8/6/2013 11:12:00 PM)


    the cloud and I became a friend nice read (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, August 5, 2013

Poem Edited: Thursday, September 5, 2013


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