RAJ NANDY

Rookie (CALCUTTA, NOW SETTLED IN NEW DELHI)

Defining Love - Poem by RAJ NANDY

Some say that Love is only a hyped-up thing,
When the soft music plays in your head
all day;
It has been bonsaied and commercialized,
And sold out to all on Valentine’s Day!
Love, they say, has a short shelf-life,
With an illusion that it will forever last!
It motivates only to propagate the race,
For continuance of the species always comes
first!
And all its mysteries and fantasies, are only
a publicized false pretext!
For it only revolves around, those three little
words we call Sex!

Platonic Love unites the soul,
And is equated with love divine!
A God sent love to a chosen few,
Reputed to last through space and time!

But notwithstanding all these things,
Which you hear about Love often being said,
When lovers meet and hug and kiss,
They both get swept off their feet …
And while it lasts, it simply Feels Great!


Comments about Defining Love by RAJ NANDY

  • (8/5/2008 4:43:00 AM)

    different facets of love- really good observation here. once the monotony settles, it just flies out of the window. like any relatioship it needs to be nurtured, but other things take precedence. hm platonic love- can it really work. i somehow am sceptical. good poem Raj

    Mamta
    (Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • (8/4/2008 12:24:00 AM)

    this definition of love is quite an intriguing one very good though never thought about this way (Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
Read all 2 comments »



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?



Poem Submitted: Sunday, September 30, 2007

Poem Edited: Tuesday, April 12, 2011


Famous Poems

  1. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  5. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  6. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  7. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  8. I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You
    Pablo Neruda
  9. Television
    Roald Dahl
  10. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
    Mary Elizabeth Frye
[Report Error]