Easy Poem by Sunil Gangopadhyay

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With ease I make a million flowers bloom,
All at once I light up some suns, moons, stars,
In a passing whim I blow out the moonlight
(Remember that moonlight?) or the sunlight (remember that too?) .

Don't believe a thing my detractors say.
They might say that I am a child or a fool,
or a magician, - -
Ragged tents, broken drums, patches
on his black coat, but look what a deadly dance he's dancing
on the pupils of her eyes, onlookers aren't fooled, they laugh
but the girl will hear no reason oh how she ails from this dose
of illusion; - -Don't believe them.

Hey you revilers, look,
look with what ease I hold up the three worlds- -
on the little finger of my left hand.
The darkness, the seas, hills all look on amazed,
You, only you, have forgotten the language of surprise!
Come on into my house, and see what a wondrous house I keep.
The roof overhead- -see, but no walls have I on the sides,
(Bounded by walls all round, dreams and phlegm in your hearts,
marking age on your fingers, drawing fancy pictures on walls,
carefully you guys will live!)
While look in my house breezes of all kinds
like faithful retainers move around, brush away cobwebs,
test colors on cornices, busy day and night.
I sit in my wall-less room and paint on the girl's pupils,
Much easier this than making pictures without.

Go back, you revilers, you are foolish children, and you,
Don't believe them when they call me magician.

[Translated from Bengali poem 'Sahaj' by Nandini Gupta]

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COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Kumarmani Mahakul 06 August 2019

Beautiful poem by Nandini Gupta is well translated by Sunil Gangopadhyay. Congratulations for being selected this poem as the modern poem of the poem of the day for second time.

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Rajnish Manga 06 August 2019

Sir, the original poem is the work of celebrated Bangla writer/poet Sunil Gangopadhyay and the same is translated into English by Ms Nandini Gupta.

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Adrian Flett 06 August 2018

The wonderful image of a wall-less room for the open and exploring mind to be in.

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The Truth 06 August 2018

Poem Hunter is the worst poetry site on the net

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Anil Kumar Panda 06 August 2018

A great poem indeed. Enjoyed each line of it. Thanks for sharing.

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Deepak Kumar Pattanayak 06 August 2020

A very well crafted and thoughtful poem about how one should lead life being unmindful of abuses and bickering and all negative aspects of life hurled towards while on the path of life........brilliant piece 10++

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Mahtab Bangalee 06 August 2020

(- -) in course of time someone became prophet, someone saint, someone wicked as iconoclast oh! but nature is beauty nature is easy and the universe is nature for the fatal business of belief everything becomes difficult!

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Mahtab Bangalee 06 August 2020

The earth is beauty, graceful damsel, great illusive puzzling sometimes but natural everything so easy fact in the mind of inquisitiveness We, the human, in the evolution of time bring the rules and regulations to spend life and sometimes this rules become very puzzling in the mind of belief and culture (- )

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Bharati Nayak 06 August 2020

With ease I make a million flowers bloom, All at once I light up some suns, moons, stars, In a passing whim I blow out the moonlight - - - - -A lover gets tremendous confidence when love overflows his heart.He is ready to move the mountain for the beloved.An exquisitely beautiful poem !

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Mahtab Bangalee 06 August 2020

Don't believe a thing my detractors say. They might say that I am a child or a fool, or a magician, - - it's philosophical poem on life of easiness; great poem penned; beautiful translation.....pleasure to read

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Sunil Gangopadhyay

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Faridpur / Bangladesh (British India)
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