Sathya Narayana

Gold Star - 6,802 Points (12-06-1958 / Nellore, Andhra Pradesh)

Happy New Year 2018 - Poem by Sathya Narayana

HAPPY NEW YEAR? ! ? !

I eavesdrop the dwarfing hills' echoes
of reticent moans of dry leaves
dancing on the arid earth.
The stumps of felled trees of erstwhile woods
are looking like emaciated saints
who are just few steps
away from the heaven.
The sobs of moonrays trapped
in Stygian smogs are heard
even from the distant Empyrean.
I behold the reluctant nimbus mists
giving way to sooty smokes coming
from the factory smokestacks.
I wonder whether the omniscient Sun
is hiding something from the man,
as the tearless earth is looking pale
with apprehensive tremors.

I tighten the mask around my face
and tread slow
through the busy bazaar lanes.
I buy a bouquet of wilting roses
and wait for that Happy Day!
What's imminent, I shudder with a sudden start...
Everytime when nears a new year...
I fear of a cruel eschaton! ?

Topic(s) of this poem: new year

Form: Free Verse


Comments about Happy New Year 2018 by Sathya Narayana

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (1/7/2018 6:56:00 PM)


    Congratulations! This is a very beautiful New Year poem very well penned. Wishing you very happy New Year...10 (Report) Reply

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  • Lyn Paul (1/7/2018 5:28:00 PM)


    Excellent words penned.
    A new year is exciting for all for there is hope of exciting things to come.
    Thank You
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  • Bipasha D (1/7/2018 3:48:00 PM)


    A well illustrated poem on the gloomy aspect of every day life. Pollution is a serious concern and your poem strikes a chord. Heartiest congratulations for being chosen as the Member Poem of the Day. (Report) Reply

  • Savita Tyagi (1/7/2018 2:10:00 PM)


    Thinking of our polluted environment on New Year’s Day or any other day can pull any one down. Poem weaves these feeling so beautifully with dark images taken from winter’s landscape. Loved it. Congratulations for a well chosen Member poem place. (Report) Reply

  • Subhas Chandra Chakra (1/7/2018 1:59:00 PM)


    So lovely a new year poem. Thanks for the sharing.
    Congratulations for the members POD.
    Subhas
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  • James Mclain Is It Poetry (1/7/2018 10:52:00 AM)


    Sathya, congratulations on your poem of the day.. James McLain (Report) Reply

  • (1/7/2018 10:31:00 AM)


    We dread and at the same time welcome new year, for the dread is like a malign invisible presence, never leaving us and one day it might push us into the brink of eschaton keeping the detrimental objects in view deplorably remaining present in our environment.........deserves P.O.D.....THANKS FOR SHARING.....very well composed.....10 (Report) Reply

  • Bharati Nayak (1/7/2018 8:48:00 AM)


    I tighten the mask around my face
    and tread slow
    through the busy bazaar lanes.
    I buy a bouquet of wilting roses
    and wait for that Happy Day!
    What's imminent, I shudder with a sudden start...
    Everytime when nears a new year...
    I fear of a cruel eschaton! ?
    - - - - - Dangers to earth's environment have been portrayed so nicely .

    Congratulations for being selected as the Poet of the Day.
    (Report) Reply

  • Bernard F. Asuncion (1/7/2018 6:12:00 AM)


    Sathya, such an interesting new year poem... congrats for being chosen... a huge 10+++ (Report) Reply

  • Tom Allport (1/7/2018 3:02:00 AM)


    a poem of the reality of the feeling we all have? that of what does the new future hold for us? .....bigger masks for some? .....no flowers for ALL? .................wonderfully portrayed Sathyal (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh T A (1/7/2018 12:43:00 AM)


    It is a great irony to present red rose in the New Year day wearing a face mask! Yes, clean Earth only can make all pure and fresh air to live happily to celebrate New Year in happiness! Congratulations to you for selecting your poem as Member Poem of the Day! Right choice! (Report) Reply

  • Robert Murray Smith (1/7/2018 12:28:00 AM)


    A goood poem for the new year. A dark write.10

    Congratulations on your poem of the day.
    (Report) Reply

  • Abhimanyu Kumar.s (12/14/2017 11:21:00 AM)


    This is a nice way for waiting, yet another to destruct and dismay. Good write (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, December 14, 2017



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