poet Upendra Majhi

Upendra Majhi

At 59 Years What I Remember

I remember a few blades of grass,
I remember white flowers of drumstick,
the afternoon rainbow, reflected images of hibiscus,
the full moon of kumar purnima
I remember yellow kaniyar flowers, white lotus,
a few big rain drops,
a few duststorms
I remember a few distant thunder, mridanga beats,
the sweet morning ten teian song,
I remember long calls of my brother before lunch,
I remember fragrance of marigold, malli,
fragrance of colour on Lord Ganesh, Maataa Basuli
I remember pitha sweetmeat 'mandaa, fish spiced and tamarind
I remember exchange of love glances,
glances of appreciation,
I rememebra few soft touch on me.
I remember the rendezvous with soul
in a dark night under a starry night
alone in a meadow

****tentenia is a songbird who sings very sweet mostly in foggy morn

Topic(s) of this poem: lifespan

Poem Submitted: Thursday, May 4, 2017
Poem Edited: Monday, September 18, 2017

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  • Chinedu DikeChinedu Dike (6/3/2019 10:02:00 PM)

    Well expressed thoughts and feelings. An introspective piece of poetry written with conviction. Thanks for sharing.

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  • Prabir GayenPrabir Gayen (5/26/2019 10:27:00 AM)

    I remember the rendezvous with soul
    in a dark night under a starry night
    alone in a meadow
    .... beautiful

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  • Dr Dillip K SwainDr Dillip K Swain (2/21/2018 8:36:00 AM)

    An excellent poem! Great natural expression...I remember exchange of love glances,
    glances of appreciation.....Thanks for sharing this fabulous poem with us!

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  • Liza SudinaLiza Sudina (8/19/2017 5:33:00 AM)

    You remember so many happy moments! Congratulations!

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  • Luo ZhihaiLuo Zhihai (7/16/2017 4:10:00 AM)

    You are younger than me! Hope you happy!

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  • Me Poet Yeps PoetMe Poet Yeps Poet (7/3/2017 12:28:00 PM)

    u r a born LION =SEX SYMBOL
    you should say more
    of xzzzzzzyyyyyyyyyyyyy thanks for the incentive read mine

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    Upendra Upm(7/27/2017 1:34:00 AM)

    Yes Mr.Poet.my birthday is 12 aug.I am a Leo. Thank you for the encouraging words.

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  • Akram SaqibAkram Saqib (7/3/2017 2:12:00 AM)

    I remember exchange of love glances,
    glances of appreciation, ur ideas are praisworthy

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  • Christina SimmonsChristina Simmons (6/24/2017 2:27:00 AM)

    It is indeed a gift when we are able to reminisce over our younger joyous years. Your written poem allows the reader a chance to do this. Well done. Congratulation! ! !

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  • Gajanan MishraGajanan Mishra (5/28/2017 4:57:00 AM)

    beautiful, to remember is to enjoy life sir.

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    Upendra Upm(6/23/2017 6:20:00 AM)

    Thank you Mishra sahib for the praise.

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  • Savita TyagiSavita Tyagi (5/27/2017 9:14:00 PM)

    Keeping in memory what is worth holding and cherishing and letting go of what is not worth our time or attention is The best way to have happy and peaceful time. Congratulations for poem of the day place.

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    Upendra Upm(6/23/2017 6:23:00 AM)

    Thank you maam.

    Upendra Upm(6/23/2017 6:21:00 AM)

    Thank you maam for your kindness.Please read my other poems.
    with regards,
    Upendra Majhi

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  • Christina SimmonsChristina Simmons (5/27/2017 6:22:00 PM)

    A very touching poem. To reflect with fondness is truly a wonderful thing. Congratulation! ! !

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    Upendra Upm(6/23/2017 6:23:00 AM)

    Thank you very much Christina.

    Upendra Upm(6/23/2017 6:22:00 AM)

    Thank you sir.

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  • Geeta Radhakrishna MenonGeeta Radhakrishna Menon (5/27/2017 11:42:00 AM)

    Such lovely memories you have, Upendraji.
    With such good memories of nature and the moments of happiness in your life,
    you have spread the fragrance of beauty and love into your life.
    Congratulations for being the poet of the day.

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    Upendra Upm(6/23/2017 6:24:00 AM)

    Thank you Geetaji,
    with regards,
    Upendra

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  • Jayatissa K. LiyanageJayatissa K. Liyanage (5/27/2017 11:16:00 AM)

    How nice it is, to get mesmerized once in a way on sweet past memories! Every one, I am sure has such things, in deep slumber. Its a matter of awakening them, once in a while and enjoying, and if possible share. Yours inspire us just for that. Thanks very much for the inspiring sweet memories. x

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    Upendra Upm(6/23/2017 6:28:00 AM)

    Respected Mr Liyanage,
    Thank you very much.my phone 022 -23022026.regards
    upendra

    Upendra Upm(6/23/2017 6:27:00 AM)

    Respected Mr.Liyange ,
    Thank you very much for your kind remarks and praise.Please come to India.My phone is
    022-23022016.
    with regards.
    Upendra

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  • Susan LacovaraSusan Lacovara (5/27/2017 9:45:00 AM)

    Thank you for letting us in to your memories. I can almost smell the fragrances from here! Lovely.

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    Upendra Upm(6/23/2017 6:31:00 AM)

    Thank you Susan.Thank you very very much.Please talk to me in 022-23022026.
    regards,
    Upendra

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  • Rini ShibuRini Shibu (5/27/2017 9:42:00 AM)

    Living in memories kills loneliness..Nice poem

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    Upendra Upm(6/23/2017 6:32:00 AM)

    Thank you Rini.Please talk to me in 022-23022026, India -Mumbai.
    Regards,
    Upendra

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  • Lorraine Margueritte Gasrel Black (5/27/2017 8:29:00 AM)

    Very vivid images..I love the last three lines..

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  • Rajnish MangaRajnish Manga (5/27/2017 6:12:00 AM)

    Lovely poem. This is my second visit here. I would like to congratulate you for its being the 'Poem of the Day'. Thank you, Upendra ji.

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    Upendra Upm(6/23/2017 6:36:00 AM)

    Thank you Mangasahab.Your kindself and Mr.Robert Murray Smith had caught the poem in your poetic -sensibility radar first. and it had surprised me because poem was based on plain
    vanilla childhood village memories, simple, deprived and drab. regards-Upendra

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  • Ratnakar Mandlik (5/27/2017 5:12:00 AM)

    A sweet and memorable trip down the memory lane. Congrats on the poet of the Day.

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    Upendra Upm(6/23/2017 6:37:00 AM)

    Thank you Ratnakarji.
    Regards,
    Upendra

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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (5/27/2017 3:36:00 AM)

    Exchange of love glances! ! Remembrance. Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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    Upendra Upm(6/23/2017 6:38:00 AM)

    Thank you Edward. Thank you very much.We will like to know a few loving encounters of your
    love life.
    -Upendra

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  • Bharati NayakBharati Nayak (5/27/2017 1:56:00 AM)

    The soft touch of memories expressed so beautifully in this poem.As I hail from the same region I can well relate to the flora, fauna and the festivals described in the poem.
    Congratulations for being selected Poet of the Day.

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    Upendra Upm(6/23/2017 6:40:00 AM)

    Thank you Bharati for your kind words and praise.
    Regards,
    Upendra

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