Ravinder Kumar Soni

Gold Star - 16,610 Points (05/04/1944 / Delhi)

Expectation - Poem by Ravinder Kumar Soni

Be brief O Wind, when you describe to me
The outcome of your flow across lands and seas,
About the people, you meet and do not meet,
About their constant struggles, conflicts, and strife,
About their plentiful dreams and lingering hopes,
About their worn-out smiles and salty tears,
About their words of praise, and anger and hate,
About their fervent swells and listless waits,
Describe to me all these while I sit in wait
To hear you speak, O Wind, most eagerly.
I have never been there where you have been many times before
Nor seen those things which you have seen time and again.

Silence greets me instead; I feel let down,
You have declined my call O Mighty Wind,
Even when I know the sustaining fact,
You are the light and the life-force that impels all things to act,
Sound and touch are your attributes
And that you are as stable as is the sky you roam.
Your refusal I find is sarcastic and sharp indeed,
You simply blew over me as though I had no ears
That I would not hear your scream which was loud and clear,
Other than me who else is here with whom you can freely talk;
I know you have, far above the roar of foaming waves,
Told Time to stay still and not move at all,
And also told the clouds to hide all luminaries
When those with eyes do not see or hinder,
And you have simply gone by without telling me anything about
Your recent dares that I had very much wished to know,
But wait I shall for your return,
O Wind!

Topic(s) of this poem: philosophy

Comments about Expectation by Ravinder Kumar Soni

  • (10/28/2015 3:11:00 AM)

    Beautifully penned flight of imagery through a rare medium- the wind. It reminded by epic Meghdoot.
    Nice sharing. Thanks.10+
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Poem Edited: Thursday, June 21, 2018

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