Binaya Kumar Mohanty


A Poem For My Lovely Daughter - Poem by Binaya Kumar Mohanty

Somewhere here
can, I smell
strongly, its presence
at a distance of
closest approach
or within.
But,
Your quest is
elsewhere MAA!

Your quest is
in the petals of
rose, red red
in your garden
or in the humming of
swarm of bees
searching for nectar.

You try feeling it
in the fragrance
of night jasmine, enchanting
or in the music of
singing birds, melodious.

Your quest in the
soothing touch of moonlight
or dazzling of florety stars.

Somewhere here
Can, I smell
strongly, its presence
But,
Your quest is elsewhere
in the height of sky heading
mountains
or in the depth of oceanic blue
or in the stretches of sky
the infinite.

Your quest
in the mother's love and
delicacy served
or father's care and concern
you longed for.

Your quest in the
bold texts of
the volumes, termite ridden
or in the verses of the
sages canabinoids
exhaled long
ever before.

You tried finding
in the rituals
of the priest bald but hairy
in the holy temples
or in the azan of mulla
in the mosque
or else in the
messages of the popes
from the churches.

Somewhere here
can, I smell
strongly its presence
But,
your quest
in the warmth of
kissing lips
or tight embrace passionate,
You tried feeling
in the warm pinches
among your siblings
or naughty rivalry
among friends.

Your quest
in lovely murmers
at victory
or in anger outburst
at discontent
and disappointment.

your quest
elsewhere
in the commodities
priceless in the metro malls
or in the garments gorgeous
and modern.

Your quest is
In the veins rupture
in the game Blue whale
or in the
thrilling and feeling
of the poems.

Your quest in the
color of your
paint brush.

Your quest is
in the distance
of telescope
or resolution of
microscope,
your quest is elsewhere.

Somewhere here
can I, smell
strongly, its presence.

But,
SORRY MAA!
I don't have
a compass or road map
to your quest.

Neither it is
in my loving lap
nor in the velvety sleep
of your dreams.

Somewhere here
can I, smell
strongly, its presence
at a distance
of closest approach
or within.

But,
your quest is
elsewhere MAA!

Topic(s) of this poem: quest

Form: Free Verse


Comments about A Poem For My Lovely Daughter by Binaya Kumar Mohanty

  • Jennifer Birchall (12/14/2018 10:13:00 PM)

    What a beautiful poem Binaya. A wonderful poem of the day. (Report)Reply

    Binayakumar Mohanty(12/14/2018 11:00:00 PM)

    Thanks dear poet for such a great comment.I am grateful.
    Regards

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  • Khairul Ahsan (12/14/2018 8:35:00 PM)

    Rather too long, yet was a pleasure to read since it speaks of love of a father for his daughter.
    Congratulations on the poem's selection as the 'Member Poem of the Day'!
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    Binayakumar Mohanty(12/14/2018 11:02:00 PM)

    Thanks for congratulations.I am grateful that you have given your precious time to read and give such a lovely comment.
    Regards.

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  • Edward Kofi Louis (12/14/2018 8:55:00 AM)

    Coach! !

    Closest approach or within.

    Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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    Binayakumar Mohanty(12/14/2018 10:19:00 AM)

    Thanks Rev poet for your love and inspiration.

    (12/14/2018 9:06:00 AM)

    Thanks dear poet for your love and inspiration.

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  • Parameswaran Nair Damodaran Nair (12/14/2018 5:19:00 AM)

    I feel the quest of a child in this poem. The child goes on searching something in every common sight but the poet is not able to fix it. Thanks (Report)Reply

    Binayakumar Mohanty(12/14/2018 9:20:00 AM)

    Thanks dear poet for you loved the poem and gave your precious time and energy for reading and giving such nice comments.
    Regards

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  • (12/14/2018 4:50:00 AM)

    Thanks for sharing such a masterpiece and congratulations to PH for selecting this best Poem as POD. (Report)Reply

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  • (12/14/2018 4:47:00 AM)

    An awesome poem touching directly to the heart....a great love! and expressed even more greatly! 'But your quest is.......' the repetition of this throughout the poem... touches rather to say, affects or appeals my heart in such a way that...My heart started feeling the same for my one and only, my heart...my beloved daughter who is away from me..at her in law's home...My best wishes for your daughter and for all Papa's daughters! (Report)Reply

    Binayakumar Mohanty(12/14/2018 9:27:00 AM)

    Thanks dear poet for your loving words about my poem.From your comment I came to know that this poem is selected as a member poem.I am grateful to you for the first information.I could see a nice poem in your comments.
    regards.

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  • Sarah Persson (12/14/2018 4:42:00 AM)

    A beautiful poem, congratulations on poem of the day Binaya (Report)Reply

    Binayakumar Mohanty(12/14/2018 10:21:00 AM)

    Thanks dear poet for your kind words and inspiration.
    Regards.

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  • Anil Kumar Panda (12/14/2018 4:38:00 AM)

    A beautiful poem indeed. Emotion spilling like nectar from heart for the lovely daughter. Congrats. (Report)Reply

    Binayakumar Mohanty(12/14/2018 10:22:00 AM)

    Thanks dear for your support inspiration and love.I am indebted.

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  • (12/14/2018 4:22:00 AM)

    There is the constant occurrence of the sense of smell and fragrance in the poem, which refers to the special scent or fragrance of your own child. . (Report)Reply

    (12/14/2018 11:13:00 AM)

    Thanks dear poet for your kinds words.Regards.

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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (12/14/2018 2:37:00 AM)

    But,
    your quest is
    elsewhere MAA! .........most touching. It is really a beautiful poem on mother. Thanks and congratulations for being selected this poem as the poem of the day.
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    Binayakumar Mohanty(12/14/2018 6:21:00 PM)

    Thanks repected sir for your love and inspiration.I loved your kind words.
    Regards.

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  • Bharati Nayak (12/14/2018 2:22:00 AM)

    I recognized this poem immediately - - An amazing write- -'MAA' is an address for mother, but a daughter is also addressed 'MAA' lovingly.
    Congratulations for being selected as the 'Poet of the Day '
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    Binayakumar Mohanty(12/14/2018 6:33:00 PM)

    Thanks dear MAM for constantly being the sources of inspiration.Again I thank for your loving words and wishes.

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  • Dr Dillip K Swain (12/14/2018 1:13:00 AM)

    I was thinking of not reading any poems but this magnificent piece of work dragged me to revisit it! Keep the good work on dear Binay! Many congratulations for this beautiful poem being chosen as Poem of the Day! (Report)Reply

    Binayakumar Mohanty(12/14/2018 9:34:00 AM)

    Thanks Sir for your comment.It is your inspiration that helped me to be here in poem hunter.I am obliged to you and other poets and readers for their great love for my existence.I am thankful to PH that my poem is selected as one member poem of the day.Best regards.

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  • Prabir Gayen (12/14/2018 12:43:00 AM)

    Very lovely poem pure emotion... congratulation...dear poet... (Report)Reply

    Binayakumar Mohanty(12/14/2018 6:39:00 PM)

    Thanks dear poet for your loving wishes and sharing my emotion.
    Regards.

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  • Mahtab Bangalee (12/14/2018 12:24:00 AM)

    excellent compassionate expression through poetic verse-

    SORRY MAA!
    I don't have
    a compass or road map
    to your quest.

    ///// beautiful poem on the family relation which is configured naturally (divinely, cause nature is divine to me)
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    Binayakumar Mohanty(12/14/2018 6:43:00 PM)

    Thanks dear poet wasting precious time and energy for reading and giving such lovely comments on my poem.
    Regards.

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  • Bharati Nayak (11/3/2018 4:41:00 AM)

    Your quest is
    in the distance
    of telescope
    or resolution of
    microscope,
    your quest is elsewhere.

    Somewhere here
    can I, smell
    strongly, its presence.- - -The quest both inward and outward- - that is part of a growing daughter- - -father can feel and sense the emotions of the daughter, but he has no road map or compass to help her. She has to find it herself by her own toil and experience.
    A wonderful write, thanks for sharing.
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  • Rajendra Rout (10/29/2017 9:28:00 AM)

    But,
    SORRY MAA!
    I don't have
    a compass or road map
    to your ques.it was a lovely line.sir i enjoy your poem
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    Binayakumar Mohanty(11/1/2017 12:16:00 PM)

    Thanks for you enjoyed the poem.

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  • Unwritten Soul (10/25/2017 7:58:00 AM)

    A lovely write, a wonderful share that not only carry a good story, flowy lines, meaning...it has a pure feeling and expression all over the write. This is a write (Report)Reply

    Binayakumar Mohanty(12/14/2018 10:06:00 AM)

    Thanks dear poet for lovely comments and for your love and inspiration.Sorry for reciprocating lately.Regards.

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  • Dr Dillip K Swain (10/23/2017 10:32:00 AM)

    A lovely poem loaded with significant images..I loved it..10 (Report)Reply

    Binayakumar Mohanty(10/26/2017 5:59:00 AM)

    Thanks dear sir for nice comment.I loved it.please keep encouraging me sir.I invite you to read and connent on my new poem I plunge into the cup of tea..
    Regards
    Binaya

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Poem Submitted: Monday, October 23, 2017



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