Boundless Thirsts Poem by Kesav Venkat Easwaran

Boundless Thirsts

On an arousing night, I dream
Wherein I embark on a trip
Through the bare blue sky,
Where stars do not blink
Neither wink nor stare,
The sky, pale and shy,
I sit on its lean silken clouds sailing by
I know not whither,
I know not it doesn't tell me, why!

My mind looks behind my sail,
Beholds the trails I left,
Life this far sour and sweet,
Friends and foes, love and hatred
All roles I played-
Roles excelled, those miserably failed-
Games lost and won and break evens gained
I look ahead and shudder to think
Where my journey is, to where I'm led

I feel heavy, my sail gets slow
It drifts down, I lean to look at the ocean below
The sea of love for life, shores on either side,
The silvery waves down beckoning me,
My mind goes after my boundless thirst,
Runs after this mirage gets tired, sweats wet,
More drained, inside insatiable remains

Ending my journey, ending my dream
My mind awakens me,
and the clouds resign

Deependra Kumar Jha 19 October 2008

I loved the composition. indeed nice! specially the lines: ...Ending my journey ending my dream My mind awakens me; the cloud resigns…

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Andrew Blakemore 10 December 2008

A very beautiful poem Kesav, lovely flow to the verse. Best wishes, Andrew

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Rinzu Susan Rajan 16 December 2008

u tried to create a world of emotions with nature and its elements... and that resulted in a beautiful piece with an enchanting imagery... :)

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Aijaz Asif 21 December 2008

Ufffff what a marvellous write kesav, i wish one day i'll also write like the way you put the deep emotions in the pen, i'm thankful to you that you asked me to read this marvellously strong poem..... 'I look ahead ‘n shudder to think To where my journey to where I’m led'…the whole poem is extremely beautiful but these lines are superb 100+++++ fav. rgds asif

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Koffi B Sossou 05 November 2023


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Geetha Thilakam 02 March 2021

Fantastic. An attempt of self analysis floating with nature n ature

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Thank you Gita. Well said. Today only I found your nice feedback

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Hans Vr 23 May 2010

Very nicely written Full of meaning, melodious and poetic Reading it I felt like I should take and perhaps all of us should take on and off a ride on your silken cloud As long as we shudder on the cloud, we will be glad to have a chance to come back to the sea I hope the last time we are on the cloud, it will be a ride of joy Our sorrows tend to become small If the balance of good and bad is tipping towards the good As for now, I think may still shudder just like you. I just keep on trying.... Many thanks for the wondeful imagery Congrats You get also from me a 10+

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Samanyan Lakshminarayanan 09 August 2009

reflections of your life you see from above...a lovely poem with beautiful and meaning blends well in this poem...i take this into my favs....10

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I love your idea of the cloud and not simply noticing what was below you, but using it as a soft platform to evaluate your life. You have used beautiful imagery (I loved the stars) and the whole piece has a lovely lovely flow See! I can't stop using the word love...Tis true I do LOVE it all. Karin Anderson

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