C. P. Sharma

Gold Star - 15,033 Points (July 12,1941 / Bissau, Rajasthan)

A Sparrow - Poem by C. P. Sharma

one fine spring morning
sitting in my chair
newspaper in hand
basking the sun
in front of my eyes
a scene thus run:

a sparrow perched
on nearby neem tree
sailed to my verandah
and sat on the sill,
in front a looking glass
a while she sat still
a little thoughtful
a little perplexed
finally she was
bitterly vexed.

her own image in the glass
she couldn’t tolerate
to beat it with her bill
at the glass she knocked,
so madly she did drill
as if ‘the other’
she would kill.
in doing this
she broke her beak
all over the beak
the blood did spill,
ignorantly her own
she couldn’t bear
mercilessly her own
with her own beak tear.

frequently she visits,
she now understands,
she comes with her company
but I never saw the repeat,
she and her company
seem to have known
the harmony in Nature
to places they have flown.

WE ‘the roof and crown of things’
spill blood of our brothers
some times on 9/11
in US and fly
again in Jaipur and
Bombay high.

How long will go on this bloody trail?
When will the harmony in man prevail?


Comments about A Sparrow by C. P. Sharma

  • Mahtab Bangalee (6/24/2019 5:27:00 AM)

    she and her company
    seem to have known
    the harmony in Nature
    to places they have flown......// the beautiful expression from the heart core; love it
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  • Aniruddha Pathak (10/22/2018 1:39:00 AM)

    WE ‘the roof and crown of things’
    spill blood of our brothers,
    One can't imagine A Sparrow
    leads one to such lines,
    but it has and beautifully so.
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  • Rajnish Manga (9/14/2017 11:17:00 AM)

    Impressive imagery with an interesting (and arresting) narrative with a profound message. Thanks, Mr Sharma. (Report)Reply

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  • Jaya Das (8/22/2016 11:25:00 AM)

    Brilliant expression of theme n great writing! ! ! (Report)Reply

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  • Abdulrazak Aralimatti (7/19/2015 1:01:00 PM)

    Truly, by hating others, we are actually hating ourselves.Loved reading the poem. (Report)Reply

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  • (7/18/2015 7:59:00 AM)

    The hopelessness of violence and the apathy that blood and violence brings. All wrapped in the fragility of curiousity. (Report)Reply

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  • Anita Sehgal (11/13/2012 11:48:00 PM)

    so beautiful to have transported an everyday scene into such meaningful terrain... read mine Sleeping Beauty (Report)Reply

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  • (11/5/2012 3:20:00 AM)

    When will the harmony in man prevail? I enjoyed the thought provoking question at the end. her own image in the glass
    she couldn’t tolerate
    to beat it with her bill
    at the glass she knocked,
    so madly she did drill
    as if ‘the other’
    she would kill.
    in doing this
    she broke her beak
    all over the beak
    the blood did spill,
    ignorantly her own
    she couldn’t bear
    Your voice escalates well in this piece with a vivid detailing of the events. Sometimes we stand stubbornly in our own way and become our own worst enemy. Also highlighted nicely was the fact that volatile intolerance is a painful course.
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  • (3/30/2010 7:57:00 AM)

    You have conveyed a lesson for all through the image of the sparrow! Thanks for
    sharing! 10!
    -Raj
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  • (3/21/2010 3:58:00 AM)

    'A Sparrow'

    Rachel Ann Butler
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  • Sandra Martyres (1/31/2010 8:54:00 AM)

    You have used the narrative style to great effect in this excellent poem...Truly you are right, the sparrow- mirror imagery that you use depicts beautifully the present state of unrest in the world... (Report)Reply

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  • Prince Obed de la Cruz (1/30/2010 11:50:00 PM)

    wow... you're fantastic! (Report)Reply

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  • (1/9/2010 8:38:00 AM)

    How long? Try 'Sparrows'. (Report)Reply

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  • (11/29/2009 3:11:00 PM)

    we can forgive the naive innocence of birds and animals who act instinctively
    But there is no excuse for mans inhumanity to fellow men
    We are supposed to know better but seemingly examining history we eithe dont or wont learn to live in harmony
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  • (8/20/2009 8:47:00 AM)

    Poor little sparrow and human beings are just as stupid with our wars against each other when life is so precious and we should be celebrating it, not fighting.
    I suppose it's because there is so much unfairness in the distribution of wealth and therefore well being but war solves nothing, nobody wins, everybody loses and at the end, when all is done we have to talk to each other to survive. Peace man, make love not war....have a nice day and come and read.....'Flower Power'

    Ruthy: -D
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  • Indira Renganathan (6/25/2009 12:26:00 AM)

    Superb words with concern for peace...thoughtful (Report)Reply

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  • (6/3/2009 8:27:00 AM)

    It really touched my heart and I want to join the poet and ask 'How long will go on this bloody trail? When will the harmony in man prevail? '...10++ for the message.....Brishti Mazumdar (Report)Reply

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  • (5/31/2009 12:14:00 PM)

    The imagery and perplexities of this poem I follow.
    As a reflection of an image that makes attempts to destroy
    and diminish what it sees. Not grasping the affect created
    by its misunderstanding. And how that lack of comprehension,
    brings upon an unsettling unrest unexpected. Nice poem.
    Thank you for requesting I read it.

    Blessings,
    Lawrence
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  • (5/31/2009 12:05:00 PM)

    this is nice one indeed..liked your narrative style...well expressed indeed sir..enjoyed it very much 10+++++

    with love
    shan
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  • (5/31/2009 4:57:00 AM)

    a story and a poem in one piece..i like the presentation of the poem..naizz (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, December 14, 2008



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