Neela Nath Das

A River Of The Will - Poem by Neela Nath Das

A river of the will,
Plays in my mind.
I call her to come out,
But she stays behind.
She flows and says-
O, let me do the thing,
Which I desire;
I'm now a spring.
Just telling this,
She jumps from myself,
Riding on a cloud,
She flies like an elf.
With a pensive mood,
I sit by the window,
It starts raining outside,
My room gathers shadow.
I think, where's my will?
She isn't in the sky-
A whisper comes in my ear,
I can't believe my eye....
The drops of rain fall there,
Wetting my hot face,
Tell me-'Dear we are here,
Giving you cool brace.'
Then go back to the river,
To be again the cloud,
To flash with the thunder,
To roar aloud!

Topic(s) of this poem: river

Poet's Notes about The Poem

(It's the wish to hail rain in summer.It comes true ultimately)

Comments about A River Of The Will by Neela Nath Das

  • Soulful Heart (6/3/2016 4:57:00 AM)

    beautiful.....the cycle of every entity in universe itself is a miracle..... (Report) Reply

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  • Denis Mair (3/6/2016 4:39:00 PM)

    When movements of will coincide with movements of nature, life's special reward is bestowed on you. Having tasted this, you look forward to a larger consonance, not just with a particular phase of weather but with the turning of a whole season. // Years ago I translated a poem called 'From the Vantage Point of Will'. If I can dig it up, I will post it here. It presents a different view of will. (Report) Reply

  • (1/19/2016 2:37:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem! Beautiful images! (Report) Reply

    Neela Nath Das (1/19/2016 11:35:00 AM)

    Thank you Leloudia.

  • Vishal Sharma (11/13/2015 12:02:00 AM)

    thought provoking (Report) Reply

  • Vaidyanathan Ram Iyer (10/4/2015 7:15:00 AM)

    Fantastic, well thought (Report) Reply

  • Chinedu Dike (7/15/2015 1:32:00 PM)

    Beautiful train of thoughts, well articulated, nice encapsulated and insightfully penned with conviction. A lovely poem indeed. Thanks for sharing Neela and do remain blessed. (Report) Reply

  • (5/10/2015 4:25:00 AM)

    Great expression. Congratulations and thanks for sharing a nice poem. (Report) Reply

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (4/18/2015 7:20:00 PM)

    Very nicely and aptly presented. A beautiful poem. Wonderful imagery.Thanks for sharing.....10 (Report) Reply

  • Bharati Nayak (4/3/2015 10:44:00 AM)

    It starts raining outside
    My room gathers shadow
    I think, where is my will? - - - - Wow- such a beautiful presentation! How the will converts from cloud to rain with thunders and flows like river.Your poems are like willing river, flowing with merriment.
    (Report) Reply

  • Rajesh Thankappan (12/29/2014 10:23:00 AM)

    Free will is hard to contain and it makes its own course. Exhilarating lines. (Report) Reply

  • (8/6/2014 10:56:00 PM)

    very beautiful imagination, connecting will with the rain. i liked it.
    nice write.
    (Report) Reply

  • (7/12/2014 8:12:00 AM)

    The poet expresses the feeling of rain and the river in such beautiful poem and it is fine. (Report) Reply

  • (6/21/2014 2:07:00 PM) unforgettable and a wonderful choice for member poem of the day.......congratulations.....and I loved reading this poem again..... (Report) Reply

    Neela Nath Das (6/21/2014 8:12:00 PM)

    Thank you Sunprincess.

  • Neela Nath Das (6/21/2014 12:18:00 PM)

    Yes Sir.But, I wanted to mean, A whisper tells......But, later, it got mixed with the drops of rain from where the whisper has clear the confusion I edited it.Thanks again. (Report) Reply

  • (6/21/2014 10:01:00 AM)

    Good write, tell me not tells me if you mean the drops of rain, plural, river needs an article, to my ear would be better, so a good write that needs some work. (Report) Reply

    Neela Nath Das (6/21/2014 10:59:00 AM)

    Thanks a lot for your wise comment.Yes, that's a silly mistake of which I should have been more careful.I'm correcting it soon.

  • Valsa George (6/21/2014 8:21:00 AM)

    Congratulations on this poem being selected as the poem of the day! Our will sometimes plays hide and seek, but comes to our aid, depending upon the strength of our desire.... Great imagination! (Report) Reply

    Neela Nath Das (6/21/2014 11:07:00 AM)

    Thanks a lot Valsaji.

  • Savita Tyagi (6/21/2014 7:52:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem. Loved the playfulness and the thought. How easily our will takes off from us but returns in need as well. congratulations and thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Sayeed Abubakar (6/21/2014 7:48:00 AM)

    Very nice poem, Didi. Congratulation it being published as member poem. (Report) Reply

  • Geetha Jayakumar (6/21/2014 7:19:00 AM)

    Congrats Neela, Beautiful poem......filled with wonderful imagination. Loved reading it. (Report) Reply

  • (6/21/2014 6:35:00 AM)

    one of most beautiful poem, i have ever read (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, May 26, 2012

Poem Edited: Saturday, June 21, 2014

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