Surjit Paatar

(14 January 1945 - / Patarh Kalan, Jalandhar district, British Punjab / India)

Candles - Poem by Surjit Paatar

Light these candles.
Rise, light these candles.
There will remain,
These quarrelsome winds,
But you should light these candles.

May darkness not think the moon scared.
May night not think the sun dead.
Light these lamps to honor life.
Rise, light these candles.

Granted, the night's reign may be stubborn,
But rays of light still survive.
On dark pages, verses revealing life.
Rise, light these candles.

These cruel whirlwinds will remain,
The fall will shake away the leaves,
But this does not mean that new leaves will not grow.
Rise, light these candles.

Unafraid of the poison that spreads daily in the wind,
Nature continues to do its duty,
Of transforming poison into nectar.
Rise, light these candles.

Girls, do not cry, this is the time of Rahiras.
Do not linger on death, reflect upon the passage of time.
These difficulties will pass away.
Rise, light these candles.


Comments about Candles by Surjit Paatar

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (7/20/2016 3:40:00 AM)

    I invite you to read my poem on Candle..Thanks in advance
    http: //www.poemhunter.com/poem/candle-s-life/
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  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (7/20/2016 3:38:00 AM)

    Inspiring poem.........truly mpotivating, thanks for sharing Surjitji...100+++ (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, September 24, 2012



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