Ashes Charcoal And Identities Poem by Bishnupada Sethi

Ashes Charcoal And Identities

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There is more chill
In the air than usual.
The night appeared heavier.
Though thenearby landmass was duty bound
To cool the heated sea
But the rule here is broken.
The gush of sea breeze
Blows over the heaps of blazing wooden logs.

The sands have darkened, where
I searched for the dreams of my ancestors
Within those tiny fine charcoals
And the moisture in the air.

We carried here last of his things
Including the body he was covered with.
Nothing will be taken back from here
Except few confusing beliefs and fond memories.

I looked back
For the last time
As I prepared to leave.
The sky above,
The thundering sea,
The forgetful mortal beings
Hardly gave any convincing reason
To believe-
If I am anything or
What I claim myself to be.

Few more wailing people join
Crowding the place.
The focus of attention changes place.
No one asks and remembers-
Who came,
Who went away.
The identity is reduced to few
Mere ashes,
Few charcoal
Without the names-
All lie scattered.

Friday, February 1, 2019
Topic(s) of this poem: life
Jazib Kamalvi 01 February 2019

A refined poetic imagination, Bishnupada. You may like to read my poem, Love And Iust. Thank you.

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Pawan Goyal 01 February 2019


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Bharati Nayak 24 May 2021

'The identity is reduced to few Mere ashes, Few charcoal Without the names- All lie scattered.'----What ultimately remains is only few charcoals without names---A poem of great depth!

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Binayak Rath 06 May 2019

Excellent poem with a philosophical touch.

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Prasanta Patnaik 16 February 2019

Excellent poem. Meaningful and heart touching.

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Rati kanta sethi 03 February 2019

The ultimate finale of all mortal beings will reduce to the remnant of the physical composition.

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Hrudananda Mallick 01 February 2019

Very philosophical poem. Though man leaves this earth, but his work keeps his identity as immortal

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Bishnupada Sethi

Bishnupada Sethi

Balasore, Orissa, India
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