Sumita Datta

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Color - Poem by Sumita Datta

Life is full of color; each color has its own beauty.....
Sometimes it looks horrible but sometimes it it's very pretty….

The color- red->if you close your eyes what you see?
Lady wearing a bridal dress...
But I see a battle field with full of mess.....

The color- white-> if you close your eyes what you see?
A gray haired dignified lady with a white saree,
But I see a white dressed politician in a white color gari (car)

The color- black-> if you close your eyes what you see?
Wow! ! a gentleman in black suit, looking fantastic! !
But I see a lawyer fighting for justice....

The color- yellow-> if you close your eyes what you see?
A floral shop- bunch of yellow roses -someone is buying…
But I see an indoor plant-not getting care and leaves are drying....

The color- pink-> very sweet color, what you see?
Do you see a vanilla-strawberry ice-cream? or a barbie doll?
I see a street child whose frock is no more pink- standing near a shopping
mall…..

The color- green-> if you close your eyes what you see?
A country side view or green paddy field...
I see the operation theater where doctors are struggling with a patient's
heart beat….

The color- blue-> my favorite color, what you see?
Is it today's vibrant color? goes fine with the color orange...
But I see Mother Teresa working in an orphanage…

Life is a pastel pallet, you can think of many color,
It’s up to you; you can choose any color…

No color is good, no color is bad.... each color has it's verity of shades....
It looks bright, but with time and circumstances it also fades…

It’s up to you how you see it,
It’s up to you how you feel it…


Comments about Color by Sumita Datta

  • (3/12/2010 12:44:00 AM)


    a poem with a nice approach - color to represented as per the visualization. How do we symbolize each color, that you've depicted nicely. Sometimes bright sometimes gloomy.
    While reading I've notice two minor corrections has to be made like
    it it's - omit the first it,
    many color - make it many colors.

    I enjoyed this poem, as you told it's your first poem, too good.

    Gautam Da
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  • Dr. Ratan Bhattacharjee (2/1/2010 12:02:00 PM)


    A highly thoughtful, profoundly philosophical and yet a deceptive simplicity all through...
    I would have missed the beauty of it if ur wrongly posted msg would not have reached me. It is one of ur best poems. I like these poems for their arguments, as they provide food for thoughts. U can make readers impassioned. But at the same time u can make them think.. So I discover intellectual bent of mind of yours. Not a single word extra in this...critique
    Just quoting from Tagore-
    Amar chetonar rong e panna holo sabuj, chuni hoye uthlo ranga(The main thing is not the object, it is my approach, my consciousness. (I can see the Emerald green and ruby red) Beauty lies not in the object, but in the eyes. This is what you said of 'colour'. Take as you like it...
    Ratan Bhattacharjee
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  • (2/1/2010 1:42:00 AM)


    Average! Sorry Sumita. Thats how I see it and feel it. Hope you don't mind. (Report) Reply

  • (12/5/2008 11:03:00 PM)


    a 'color'ful poem...gives impressive refreshing reading...thanks for sharing your nice views, Sumitha...10 (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, March 16, 2007

Poem Edited: Friday, October 7, 2011


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