Bharati Nayak


I Am In My Mother's Eyes - Poem by Bharati Nayak

Oh Mother
I am
That daughter of yours
Who you see
as capable for every thing
You dream your unrealised dreams
Through my eyes
You see me as one
Who progresses ahead
Setting aside all hurdles
My every success
Becomes your pride.

You say
I am beautiful
All Sarees look nice on me
I also admit
I can wear nicely
All colour Sarees
Be it of anger or anguish
Neglect or intolerance
I drape them
So dexterously
That I look beautiful to all.

No, No,
Perhaps I look beautiful to you
You say
Your daughter is beautiful
You don't know
How much strength
Is there in your words
Only I know
It is your love
That are my weapons
My power
I dazzle in this light and
I look beautiful
So beautiful!

Topic(s) of this poem: mother daughter


Poet's Notes about The Poem

This poem is the English translation of my poem in Odia language 'Bou Akhire Mu' posted on this website.
Saree is a length of cotton, silk or synthetic material that are traditionally worn by Indian women.

Comments about I Am In My Mother's Eyes by Bharati Nayak

  • Dipak Adhya (6/29/2019 7:07:00 AM)

    A very touching poem...love it... (Report)Reply

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  • Mahtab Bangalee (6/20/2019 10:33:00 PM)

    superb poem

    mother eyes
    can see the all
    can see the past, present and future rise and fall

    mother eyes can protect the child
    through every condition
    can bear up without any demanding portion

    o the eyes now deserve you
    by your own qualification sure
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  • Dash Of Poetry (6/14/2019 1:52:00 PM)

    Beautiful picture of a deep bond between mother and daughter. Well written. (Report)Reply

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  • (5/2/2019 12:31:00 PM)

    it's really true that a mother's words of love triggers a sense of vigor whenever a good complement is given to you. Nice piece (Report)Reply

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  • (2/18/2019 11:40:00 PM)

    Beautiful poem about the power of a mother's love and the influence of her compliments! Rings very true to heart. (Report)Reply

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  • Parameswaran Nair Damodaran Nair (1/13/2019 8:11:00 AM)

    Beautiful words of attachment of a mother and daughter. Beauty, capability and success of a daughter is the pride of the mother as you said Bharati Nayak. Thank you for sharing (Report)Reply

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  • (1/2/2019 6:27:00 AM)

    A Beautiful poem :) The best thing in life is to have a loving mom on your side who is always inspiring.
    Very best wishes.
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  • Rebecca Navarre (11/20/2018 6:10:00 PM)

    And Congratulations on poem of the day! .. (Report)Reply

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  • Rebecca Navarre (11/20/2018 6:06:00 PM)

    Very beautiful thoughts, beautifully expressed! ..
    Thank you ever so much for sharing this! .. Ever
    so very many 10S! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! +++++
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  • Dr Dillip K Swain (11/3/2018 10:38:00 PM)

    A lovely poem dear Bharati Apa! It provides a lot of love and emotions to every girl child when she recollects the utter unconditional love of her mother! Excellent piece of poetry! (Report)Reply

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  • Bhagabat Prasad Hotta (10/31/2018 1:30:00 PM)

    MOTHER IS THE BEST GIFT OF GOD.I LIKE THIS POEM. (Report)Reply

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  • (10/28/2018 9:37:00 PM)

    wow! loved this poem! could relate to my own life..thank you so much for sharing! a big 10 (Report)Reply

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  • (10/7/2018 11:24:00 PM)

    My power
    I dazzle in this light and
    I look beautiful
    So beautiful! - -mother love for daughter is unparalleled- -this poem has been very nicely composed.
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    Bharati Nayak(10/8/2018 12:03:00 AM)

    Thank you Israj Ali.You have been kind enough to read my poems and give your valuable comments.Hope to read your poems too.

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  • (10/5/2018 2:16:00 PM)

    Thanks for sharing such a beautiful poem mam....... the heart of a mother is so pure... she is the best friend of a daughter (Report)Reply

    Bharati Nayak(10/5/2018 9:02:00 PM)

    Thank you Abhipsa Panda for reading poems and your appreciation.I hope every mother and daughter can relate with this poem.

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  • Dr Dillip K Swain (10/1/2018 9:26:00 AM)

    When I read this poem, I feel my mother's love and affection! This is a lovely piece of work to be read time and again! (Report)Reply

    Bharati Nayak(10/5/2018 8:58:00 PM)

    Thank you Dillip for your kind appreciation which I value immensely.

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  • Bharati Nayak (5/30/2018 8:55:00 AM)

    Thank you Dillip for your appreciation.This poem is also close to my heart. (Report)Reply

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  • Dr Dillip K Swain (5/30/2018 6:53:00 AM)

    No, No, /Perhaps I look beautiful to you/You say/Your daughter is beautiful…..your sweet reply! Quite fascinating! This fabulous poem is a piece of diamond! Now I take it to MyPoemList (Report)Reply

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  • Dr Dillip K Swain (5/30/2018 6:53:00 AM)

    You say/I am beautiful/All Sarees look nice on me….how beautifully you have expressed your mother’s unconditional love for you! Sparkling expression loaded with tons of love! I have read this beautiful poem quite a few times but each time I read it I find newness in it! (Report)Reply

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  • Jez Brul (2/10/2018 10:40:00 PM)

    This is absolutely true...in a mothers's eyes, a daughter is flawlessly beautiful..it's the heart that speaketh....thank you for sharing this wonderful and heartwarming poem.....absolutely 10+++++++ (Report)Reply

    Bharati Nayak(5/30/2018 8:58:00 AM)

    Thank you Jez Brul for reading and commenting on my poems.I highly appreciate your words.

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  • Bharati Nayak (2/9/2018 11:08:00 AM)

    Thank you poets Ranjan Kumar Ghosh, Dr.Dillip Kumar Swain and Abdulrazak Aralimatti for your kind appreciation of this poem. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, September 25, 2015

Poem Edited: Tuesday, October 17, 2017


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