Abhay Vignesh Liginlal

Homecoming Of The Prodigal Flock - Poem by Abhay Vignesh Liginlal

Migratory birds roved in plenty
Through the wilderness
And thereon embarked in union
In a ship of flight with rudders

They never budged a feather
During that lengthy night
The chart-less flock had strayed
Into a field of eternal light

There in the playground of angels
And the one, that seagull*
The wedded flock drank
Under stupor and dismay

Perched on the brim of Khayyam’s bowl**
They saw an inverted sky
The twin brother be it chance or fate
Had set the dial of a conjugate flight

After many a dawn &dusk
Prodigal flight has traced again
A full and supreme circle
On the parched surface of time.

(*Referring to Jonathan Livingstone, the supreme seagull, which had transcended to an elevated state of flight and bliss, in the famous fable by Richard Bach

**In Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, the sky is referred to as an inverted bowl

Comments about Homecoming Of The Prodigal Flock by Abhay Vignesh Liginlal

  • Chettur Aishwarya Shrivastav (2/18/2012 8:52:00 AM)

    i loved it.. really amazing work..and superb choice of words... thanks for sharing (Report)Reply

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  • Rm. Shanmugam ChettiarRm. Shanmugam Chettiar (2/8/2012 11:05:00 PM)

    a rich poem with rich words. cheers. (Report)Reply

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  • Kee Thampi (2/8/2012 10:06:00 AM)

    Dr.Salim Ali and his love to....
    best wishes

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  • Wabi SabiWabi Sabi (2/8/2012 7:21:00 AM)

    i feel nature and hear the sound of it out of your poem. love it! ! (Report)Reply

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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (2/8/2012 6:16:00 AM)

    A very nice piece of work! Thanks for sharing it with us.


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  • Ramesh RaiRamesh Rai (2/8/2012 5:46:00 AM)

    good flow, a nice poem. i liked it. (Report)Reply

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  • Rajendran MuthiahRajendran Muthiah (2/8/2012 3:23:00 AM)

    The short lines make the movement of a galloping horse. Wonderful sound effect the poem gives.
    Very good piece.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Poem Edited: Wednesday, February 8, 2012

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