Bhaswat Chakraborty

Horizons

Sun rolls down in dusky smoothness
Along the line of day and night
Silhouettes of life begin to caress
the body of darkness in search of light

The day spreads its glorious wisdom
For the sentient and rogue as well
Where is the gospel in night’s kingdom?
That is the lesson for learned to impel

Lo, Adam and Eve’s purity of hearts
Who yet not found the knowledge fruit
They know not the pain (that) identity imparts
They know not the twinge at ego’s root

Was that the horizon where prayers rose
Came to the fore the innocent love
The heavens, the gods and Adams and Eves
Bound in oneness with nothing above

Then the sphere of knowers drew
Closer to power, nearer to clouts
Man lost, (his) paradise didn’t accrue
Faith withered to shed cardinal doubts
The world of struggle, feat and defeat
The clutter of logic, ideas deadbeat

From that debris of disorder prime
Sprang but hope in mystic reason
The night and darkness found a home
“Accept the unknown” the soul sings on
The novel, the funny, the joyful risk
An adventured life – graceful, brisk


************Dedicated to the Teachers of Primary Schools*************

Poem Submitted: Friday, August 21, 2009
Poem Edited: Sunday, June 19, 2011

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  • Ravi SathasivamRavi Sathasivam (9/13/2009 4:48:00 AM)

    Philosophically written poem.
    Very touching too. Great
    Thanks for sharing with me

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  • Vijay Menon (9/12/2009 6:54:00 AM)

    very nicely written poem i liked it 10+++

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  • Rm. Shanmugam ChettiarRm. Shanmugam Chettiar (9/12/2009 6:07:00 AM)

    each line is written, having been well thought of.10 shan

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  • Anu Joshy (9/12/2009 6:05:00 AM)

    i loved the 'debris of disorder prime' part.....good diction...beautiful poem........congrajs, , ,

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  • Winnie Angel (9/7/2009 12:33:00 AM)

    A worthy dedication to all our teachers.....Winnie

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  • Lynn Glover (9/7/2009 12:32:00 AM)

    Hi Bhaswat: I loved the poem, the rhytheme and the structure, plus a tribute to all the dedicated primary school teachers. What more could one ask. A ten 10 Your friend Lynn

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  • Zeinab Sherif (9/4/2009 1:05:00 PM)

    excellent work & the dedication too.
    10++

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  • Mamta Agarwal (9/4/2009 9:30:00 AM)

    lovely poem, with philosophical touch. the fact that you have dedicated it to teachers of primary school makes it even more relevant.10


    Mamta

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  • Kee Thampi (9/4/2009 5:31:00 AM)

    we can kiss the words in good write

    Was that the horizon where prayers rose
    Came to the fore the innocent love
    The heavens, the gods and Adams and Eves
    Bound in oneness with nothing above

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  • Braja K Sarkar (9/4/2009 4:20:00 AM)

    Rhythmic & lovely poem. A great tribute to the teachers who taught the poet.

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  • Naseer Ahmed NasirNaseer Ahmed Nasir (9/4/2009 4:20:00 AM)

    Horizons well defined. By dedicating to primary school teachers, it has become more meaningful and vast like real horizons. A beautiful poem that serves for knowledge and a great cause........10/10.
    Regards

    Naseer

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  • Anjali Sinha (9/4/2009 4:17:00 AM)

    a perfect tribute to those primary teachers
    the founders of our childrens education
    -10 anjali

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  • Patrick A. Martin (9/4/2009 3:28:00 AM)

    The horizon is a place neither here nor there a line one cannot go over. day on one side night on the other. Mortaliy on one side and immortality on the other. Good things to think off here.

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  • Mubeen SadhikaMubeen Sadhika (9/4/2009 3:19:00 AM)

    Very rhythmic. Nicely penned. A poem for a cause. Deserves 10+

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  • Alex Andreev (9/1/2009 4:54:00 PM)

    i've liked this poem. it's very beautiful and nice work. well done +10

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  • Lynda Robson (9/1/2009 8:32:00 AM)

    A very profound and meaningful write that flows so beautifully, well penned
    10
    Lynda xx

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  • Karin Anderson (sorry can't vote or comment) . (9/1/2009 7:29:00 AM)

    I particularly liked the rhythm and rhyme of this beautiful poem and found it deep and meaningful..
    10 love Karin

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  • Ency BearisEncy Bearis (9/1/2009 6:23:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem a good insightful thoughts...good piece....10

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  • Teigan Klippel (9/1/2009 2:14:00 AM)

    I really enjoyed reading this. thank you for sharing this piece of artwork,

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  • Antonio Liao (9/1/2009 2:05:00 AM)

    as the horizon cried for joy the bosom heart rejoice the emptiness of the
    soul...leave nothing but a horizon in your sight.....it's the light house of
    the soul to heaven..... i like the way you say....the concept create my heart
    the vision to live beyond what is the immortality of the soul.....thank
    for sharing... God bless. a 10 +++

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