A Village Pond Poem by Dr Dillip K Swain

A Village Pond

Rating: 3.5


After the school hours
In sizzling hot summer days
A dozen of boys
Naked dives
In childish joys
Whirling the pond
In dhib dhab sound
From all corners
And a bearded old man
From a wooden chair
Umpiring the play
Cheering to encore

Time is fleeting
The pond is dead
A pile of sand
Asleep in its bed
The old umpire
No where around
The pond is thirsty
Water is not found

Copyright @poet,17 January,2019

Thursday, January 17, 2019
Topic(s) of this poem: joy,sorrow
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Dr Dillip K Swain 17 January 2019

Time is fleeting The pond is dead A pile of sand Asleep in its bed

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Sandra Feldman 17 January 2019

Sad, so well expressed we feel the emptiness that the poem surrounds. Well, done my poet friend. Thank you so much for poem read,21st Century (What a mess!) we live in now. Your comments for me are happiness. I respect your judgment and your sincere kindness, is the best! Be well.

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Nosheen Irfan 18 January 2019

The fleeting nature of Time leaves one overwhelmingly sad. How a place that is full of life and noise turns into a barren deserted place is painted with great depth. Time is cruel. It takes away so much. Amazing!

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Anjandev Roy 16 May 2020

This is beautifully depicted......thank u, sir. anjandev roy.

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Jayne Davies 02 May 2022

Heartfelt words. Thanks for sharing. Five stars*

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Rebecca Navarre 25 July 2021

Very moving! .. How times pass away, but the joyful memories Thankfully stay! .. Beautifully expressed! .. Definite 5 Stars! ..+++++

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Kim Barney 10 March 2021

A very pleasant poem to read. The passage of time depicted nicely.

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Varsha M 09 March 2021

And what all we now miss. Is it our fault or..... difficult to define.

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Varsha M 09 March 2021

Sir this is beautiful. The sweet village life. So well painted.

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