Sathya Narayana

Gold Star - 6,002 Points (12-06-1958 / Nellore, Andhra Pradesh)

After Sixty................ - Poem by Sathya Narayana

You learnt
something or a lot
for sixty years or more
keeping your nose
to the grindstone.

It's time to halt!
Come on! Throw away
those grammar books,
and discard those language lessons!

Try something akin
to your hunching spine...
help fellow humans
or chant the names
of the Divine.

Of what use, is stock pile
when it is not for consume? !

Of what use is knowledge
when it cannot blossom
into true wisdom? !

Look at the twilight welkin!
The milk is getting sour.
come on, add some butter milk!

You can savor
sweet curd tomorrow.

Topic(s) of this poem: milk

Form: Free Verse

Comments about After Sixty................ by Sathya Narayana

  • Anita Sehgal (11/14/2012 1:33:00 AM)

    great poem.. a meaningful message .. (Report) Reply

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  • (10/10/2009 9:12:00 AM)

    'Of what use is knowledge
    When it cannot blossom
    Into true wisdom2

    You are right-beeing too clever is not very clever
    there is wisdom in a tree or just beeing
    I love your poem
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  • (9/26/2009 2:04:00 AM)

    i hope i have the chance to follow the advice...nice poem. (Report) Reply

  • (9/8/2009 10:12:00 PM)

    Sathy, I don't have to worry about sixty any more but this is a well constructed poem. Keep up the good work. Lynn (Report) Reply

  • (9/6/2009 8:01:00 PM)

    hey dont abuse 60+. they have a lot f experience and are raring to go with confidence. look at me i took to poems at sixty.nice poem
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  • Indira Renganathan (9/4/2009 5:57:00 AM)

    Of what use is knowledge
    When it cannot blossom
    Into true wisdom....these words are very true and much enlightening true to practicality....a poem pertaining to real life...adorable work
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  • (9/3/2009 11:01:00 PM)

    a lesson from the hunching spine reads good...a wisdom piece....10 (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh T A (9/3/2009 2:59:00 PM)

    Wisdom speaks in your verse! I am 60! It looks it is said to me! Nice poem! (Report) Reply

  • (9/3/2009 1:08:00 PM)

    words of wisdom
    surely they come
    when after sixty
    dont they?
    nicely penned dear Satya
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  • Maia Padua (9/1/2009 8:19:00 AM)

    wisdom thoughts
    great and amusing...
    i will remember this in my life after sixty
    meaningful write though


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  • Sandra Martyres (8/30/2009 2:30:00 AM)

    Nice thought indeed Sathya...very skillfully woven into a poem..10 (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, August 29, 2009

Poem Edited: Saturday, November 5, 2016

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