Amitava Sur

Gold Star - 22,650 Points (20.01.1950 / Kolkata)

Dying Sun - Poem by Amitava Sur

Sitting alone on the sea shore, in the evening’s end
Find the dying sun is setting fast, after day’s end.
The boys and girls, busy in playing love games,
Walking on the shadowed beach with lazy steps.
Sitting silently in a distance alone,
I was viewing my early hey days –
I also merrily enjoyed
Those golden days.
All are past today-
Nothing remains.
With dying sun
I see myself
Sinking alone-
Very slowly
In the
Amitava (17,02,2014) 5-30 pm

Poet's Notes about The Poem

This poem is written with a context as how the old age finds losing everything and sees the lonely end.

Comments about Dying Sun by Amitava Sur

  • (3/28/2014 2:33:00 AM)

    Wonderful poem, Amitava. I have always loved going to the shore and watching the sun set on the horizon.
    In my mind also, I watch the sun set on my final horizon. Your poem matches that particular mood. I too,
    write of it in many poems. Thank you for sharing, Amitava. RoseAnn

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  • Howard The Motivational Poet Simon (2/23/2014 8:33:00 PM)

    A powerful shape poem that magnifies our mortality yet the lost of youth is sometimes the price of wisdom. Well done my friend! (Report)Reply

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  • Valerie Dohren (2/23/2014 4:36:00 PM)

    A very melancholy write reflecting how many feel in their advancing years. We should remain hopeful, but sadly the reality is quite different as families move away and the elderly are discriminated against. (Report)Reply

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  • Brian Johnston (2/19/2014 9:42:00 PM)

    Why so melancholy about about getting older young man? With every day that passes you are born anew and there are mistakes you've learned from that make you infinitely richer than you were when you were younger. Yes old age has it's problems but you also calm in your spirit, you hopefully don't have to work so hard or have as much to prove to yourself. So each day is also a new opportunity to learn things about yourself that you didn't know before and all of these things can work together to bring you new kinds of joy that you didn't know even existed. Fare thee well friend on this great adventure. (Report)Reply

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  • Geetha Jayakumar (2/19/2014 10:58:00 AM)

    A beautiful poem with melancholic is very beautiful to see sun set, though dying sun. Everything has its own beauty...Every morning rises with new sun, beautiful sun rise wake us up.. Morning walk with friends, cup of tea as you said you love to have in your lawn...Sir, if we tell sun set is end of day, very true said but tomorrow is yet another day...nothing is end as long as we tell it..... Sir, now a days not only the old people but this feeling is felt by any person. Todays lifestyle is like that...there is no discipline in it...One add was there in T.V long back chawyanprash...very true said youngster feels tired very soon comparing to older generation, as they dont go for walking. Their walking happen to be in is like that. Even the fruits can kill one..this is life!
    Still in-spite of all we tell life is wonderful.....If you want you can delete this comment. I loved reading the poem. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  • Valsa George (2/18/2014 11:28:00 PM)

    You should also view the sunrise and imagine that there is a new morn awaiting you! A very poignant write... but the melancholic tone is a bit depressing! (Report)Reply

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  • Vishal Sharma (2/18/2014 7:36:00 AM)

    Lovely theme
    great use of words and wonderful splash

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Poem Edited: Tuesday, February 25, 2014

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