Bharati Nayak


Horizon - Poem by Bharati Nayak

Horizon
Towards you as I walk on
To get nearer
you go farther

Horizon
You are an illusion
You are infinitely stretching points
Where sky meets earth
And the duet they dance

Horizon
You are the point Where blue mist of sky
And lovely green of earth
Mingle and merry
So close and yet so distant.

Topic(s) of this poem: love, nature


Comments about Horizon by Bharati Nayak

  • Prabhata Kumar Sahoo (3/1/2018 7:16:00 PM)

    Horizon, waiting​ to get beyond, .....
    Nice one.
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  • Soumya Ranjan Rout (11/19/2017 8:50:00 PM)

    Horizon
    You are an illusion
    You are infinitely stretching points
    Where sky meets earth
    And the duet they dance
    Thank you sharing this lovely poem
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  • Bri Edwards (9/3/2017 12:52:00 AM)

    this poem also is going now into September 2017's showcase (Part A) .

    thanks.

    bri :)
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  • Denis Mair (8/31/2017 6:38:00 AM)

    Very nice use of the word MERRY. Of course BLUE MIST OF SKY and LOVELY GREEN OF EARTH can never marry, but when they make merry, the highs and lows of your world can mingle for a time. Sometimes one wishes they could be wrapped up all in one ball. (Report)Reply

    Bharati Nayak(8/31/2017 8:25:00 AM)

    Thank you Denis Mair for reading and commenting on the poem..You aptly pointed out the reason for choosing the word 'MERRY'in stead of MARRY.

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  • Bri Edwards (8/29/2017 10:37:00 PM)

    ok, i started at the oldest end of your poem list and finally found one i had not commented on, and probably never read. i've now read it and find it charming? yes, maybe charming is one good word for it, and certainly insightful [and perhaps also “inciteful”] about the everyday experience of seeing ‘the horizon’. And it is told so well, with a bit of poetic flair.

    “Horizon
    You are an illusion” ……………..yes, I guess so, in a sense. It certainly is a different ‘animal’ from a........................................................mountain range which (pretty much) stays in one place!

    Favorite line:

    “So close and yet so distant.” ………………reminds me of some ladies I saw online last night!

    This I like much better than your ‘new’ one which I am planning to put into September’s showcase (Part A) , Flower Vase. Perhaps I’ll put this one in also or save it for another month.

    Thanks. to MyPoemList it goes.

    Bri :)
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    Bharati Nayak(8/31/2017 8:20:00 AM)

    Hi Bri,
    I am glad you liked this poem and picked to put it in your showcase, Thank you very much.

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  • Glen Kappy (6/21/2017 7:39:00 AM)

    bharati,

    the horizon, subject of this poem, is ubiquitous, but this is only the second poem of hundreds (or thousands?) that i've read that focused on it- which makes it, i think- a great subject. and then there are the echoes of mythologies, the archetypes, that give it weight.

    in case you don't know it, i copy below, the other poem where it figures as a subject. the author, stephen crane, wrote great short poems which i think of as naked poems. there's little ornamentation in them, but there is great force in their few lines.

    hoping this finds you well in all ways,

    glen


    I saw a man pursuing the horizon;
    Round and round they sped.
    I was disturbed at this;
    I accosted the man.
    “It is futile, ” I said,
    “You can never —”

    “You lie, ” he cried,
    And ran on.
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    Bharati Nayak(6/21/2017 9:29:00 PM)

    Thank you Glen Kappy for your lovely words.I will certainly read Stephen Crane.Pursuing horizon is like we go for something which we will never get.

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  • Daniel Brick (4/29/2017 10:49:00 AM)

    The horizon may be real but it's not a thing you can touch. As you say in the first stanza it keeps receding as you move toward it. It's not so much a thing as an event. That's how I read your beautiful (and delicate) description: ...THE POINT WHERE BLUE MIST OF SKY AND LOVELY GREEN OF EARTH MINGLE... That's a breath taking closeup of the larger life of Nature, the interaction of things we are unaware of until the poet sees it with her penetrating eye and then shares her vision through her striking imagery. YOU ARE AN ILLUSION - not any more! You hsve given us a way to experience the horizon's reality. (Report)Reply

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  • Siddartha Montik (11/27/2016 7:12:00 AM)

    Sure Horizon is not an illusion but not so quite so! ..nice verse where the sky and earth with their duet Dance.10++ (Report)Reply

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  • Edward Kofi Louis (11/26/2016 3:44:00 AM)

    As i walk on! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report)Reply

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  • Sahra Hussein (11/22/2015 11:47:00 PM)

    I like this one a lot
    It is such a beautiful poem
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    Bharati Nayak(11/23/2015 8:07:00 AM)

    Thanks a lot for reading my poem and giving your nice comments.

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  • (8/7/2015 12:15:00 PM)

    Excellent celebration of nature. I live it. Good work (Report)Reply

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  • Bharati Nayak (7/24/2015 9:21:00 PM)

    Thanks to all great minds who are adding their thoughts to this poem and making it more meaningful. (Report)Reply

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  • Anil Kumar Panda (7/24/2015 10:58:00 AM)

    The flat space that creates day and night.Awesome ink.Loved for its simplicity and flow. (Report)Reply

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  • Howard The Motivational Poet Simon (5/23/2015 7:07:00 PM)

    Creatively captured. You saw what we have all seen and penned it so uniquely. Well done my friend! (Report)Reply

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  • Jeremy Horsford (5/16/2015 12:00:00 PM)

    Very analytical and structured. (Report)Reply

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  • Captain Herbert Poetry (5/15/2015 10:33:00 AM)

    A beautiful and contrasting points that meet on the horizon.
    Superb
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  • (4/22/2015 2:28:00 AM)

    Here the poetess seems to be reaching out to what she feels is unattainable. The horizon, like the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, can never be physically reached. Perhaps the goal that the poetess is striving for is not so difficult to realise, maybe horizon in this case is a metaphor for identity. You are halfway there Bharati. Well done. (Report)Reply

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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (4/18/2015 7:24:00 PM)

    Horizon
    You are an illusion
    You are infinitely stretching points
    Where sky meets earth
    And the duet they dance......really it is. High imagination. Nicely and aptly presented. Many thanks for sharing.
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  • Clarence Prince (4/18/2015 1:37:00 PM)

    Horizon, its just a marvelous poem, I like it!
    Thanks for sharing, Bharati!
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  • Uma Ram (4/17/2015 11:37:00 PM)

    Nice poem mam, the more close the more distant...beautifully expressed. Thanks for sharing mam, and thanks fpor your valuable comments for my poem THE MAID'S DAUGHTER... Already ReportedReply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 11, 2015



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