Mihaela Pirjol


Desire - Poem by Mihaela Pirjol

We cannot aspire to that which is already dead,
And there is no solace in delusion;
We should save the present for future memories
Thus, to remember we had a life we lived.

No soul which is born alone and dies alone ever pertain
To anyone, on this mortal realm of mortals;
Nothing we are, but an evanescent breath of air;
Utopian significance of being insignificant.

How a superbus phallus in carnal pleasure dies,
That ephemeral all these earthly passions are;
Like the face of moon from dusk till dawn
When sun replace its ardour with other kind of warmth.

Why consume our breath in yearning, suspiration?
Desire's flames need oxygen, —and that will suffocate us;
The chastity of senses shall purge our spirits pure,
And rise above this Life whose claim is to endure.

Topic(s) of this poem: desire

Form: Quatrain


Comments about Desire by Mihaela Pirjol

  • Robert Murray Smith (5/17/2018 4:28:00 AM)


    Mihaela, there are so many beautifully worded stanzas in this perfect poem. Such a high standard.+++10

    Robert
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  • A A Umar Udubo (5/7/2018 9:05:00 AM)


    We cannot aspire to that which is already dead,
    And there is no solace in delusion no verse(s) could catch literary senses. I'd read more of your poems, I must confess.
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  • (4/19/2018 8:44:00 AM)


    To rise above this life is a dream, if one succeeds in it, he is one of those great men who changed the world. For an ordinary man like me the cage of body with grills of instincts it's not possible for our soul to break this cage and fly in the high skies. So I have accepted this cage with all its limitations and ground realities. (Report) Reply

  • Dr Dillip K Swain (3/23/2018 6:50:00 AM)


    We should save the present for future memories...this reminds me Lungfellow's Psalm of Life! We have lost this past, for a possible future we should believe in the living present! That is the message of your poem! Delighted reading it again! (Report) Reply

  • Dr Dillip K Swain (2/21/2018 3:04:00 AM)


    Moreover, it's a poem of value and substance! ...'The chastity of senses shall purge our spirits pure'...what a beautiful concept! Due to some technical errors, I could not rate it In my previous comment...Top mark (10) (Report) Reply

  • Dr Dillip K Swain (1/9/2018 12:39:00 AM)


    No soul which is born alone and dies alone ever pertain/to anyone, on this mortal realm of mortals;
    Nothing we are, but an evanescent breath of air/Utopian significance of being insignificant….A precious poem!
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  • Savita Tyagi (12/26/2017 8:57:00 AM)


    Beautiful poem. Desires flame need oxygen.....More we provide higher it rises....at what point it’s black smoke will choke us when the understanding dawns upon us..... this lovely poem requires so much pondering..... (Report) Reply

  • (12/18/2017 7:58:00 AM)


    Beautiful bit of writing Mihaela. The line, we should save the present for future memories, implores the reader to slow down and really think through the speaker's words. This poem has balance in its form and philosophy: 4 lines and 4 stanzas...each stanza gives us a new piece to consider the message. The final two lines make everything clear. Very well done. Thanks so much for sharing this! (Report) Reply

  • Binayakumar Mohanty (11/6/2017 11:16:00 PM)


    Desires flames need oxygen, -and that will suffocate us.In fact the poem certainly will suffocate the readers.Nicely crafted.Thanks for sharing.Huge 10+++ (Report) Reply

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (11/3/2017 11:30:00 AM)


    Why consume our breath in yearning, suspiration?
    Desire's flames need oxygen, - and that will suffocate us;
    The chastity of senses shall purge our spirits pure,
    And rise above this Life whose claim is to endure.... loved these lines. It is a beautiful poem on desire having nice penmanship. Thanks for sharing.
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  • Ramesh Rai (4/17/2017 10:03:00 PM)


    Desire's flames need oxygen - Excellent, Marvelous Superb thoughts. A deserving poem. Born alone and will die alone. Very high spiritual write. You have elaborated the essence of life in a very simple way. Thanks for sharing. Keep writing. (Report) Reply

  • Stuart Munro (4/15/2017 1:07:00 PM)


    Hi Mihaela, like this poem you've written
    Born alone and die alone
    I'm always alone whoevers around me,
    Even in the womb with a twin brother
    You can be lonely, Jesus Christ was lonely
    You can be lonely with a partner
    Through life your always lonely, everybody is only really thinking about themselves
    And how not to be lonely, there's no solution, stand in a football stadium in a crowd
    Your surrounded with flesh and souls
    They may smile, and be friendly but your still lonely
    Lol, , anyway I'm fed up talking about being lonely
    Your fed up with me and everybody else
    So that's why I'm lonely lol
    Best regards Stu, , , , , your a very good poet
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  • (3/25/2017 10:52:00 AM)


    The extrodinary depth and meaning of your words
    Becomes even more apparent with every read.
    so eloquent and beautifully written
    And of course it couldn't be more true.
    10+
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  • (11/2/2016 4:38:00 AM)

    Nice
    I love the great words and true to that Pirjol
    We should save the present for future memories
    Thus, to remember we had a life we lived.
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  • Sranisha Francis (6/7/2016 3:56:00 AM)


    Beautiful, great are the words.
    The chastity of senses shall purge our spirits pure
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  • Rajesh Thankappan (6/2/2016 10:30:00 AM)


    'Sense' pulls up us in various direction and as you have observed ' the chastity of senses shall purge our spirits pure.' Loved the poem with its great philosophical insights. (Report) Reply

  • Mihaela Pirjol (4/19/2016 6:08:00 AM)


    Thank you heartily, my fellow poets, for your felicitations! (Report) Reply

  • Rajnish Manga (4/19/2016 12:44:00 AM)


    A philosophy superbly constructed over a firm foundation with the bricks of experience and experimentation in life. This is greatly sensible. Thanks. I would like to quote a few lines:
    We should save the present for future memories
    Utopian significance of being insignificant.
    The chastity of senses shall purge our spirits pure,
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  • (4/18/2016 11:21:00 PM)


    Heartiest Congrats on the Poem of the Day as also for composing this beautifully envisioned meaningful and thought provoking poem. (Report) Reply

  • Godfrey Morris (4/18/2016 6:45:00 PM)


    Beautifully was a pleasure reading. Very authentic words. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, December 14, 2014

Poem Edited: Sunday, November 26, 2017


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