Javed Akhtar

(17 January 1945 - / Madhya Pradesh / India)

If You Have Eagerness In Your Heart - Poem by Javed Akhtar

If you have eagerness in your heart, it means you are alive,
If your eyes are filled with dreams, it means you are alive
Learn to be free like the wind,
Learn to flow freely like the river,
Embrace every moment with open arms,
See a new horizon every time with your eyes,
If you carry surprise in your eyes, it means you are alive,
If you have eagerness in your heart, it means you are alive…

Comments about If You Have Eagerness In Your Heart by Javed Akhtar

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (2/1/2018 12:10:00 AM)

    Aliveness is nicely justified. Beautiful poem shared. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

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  • Susan Williams (1/31/2018 4:09:00 PM)

    I agree that this poem is in huge contrast with the classic poem of the day but Muriel probably outwrites every poet except Shakespeare and a few others of that quality. (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (1/31/2018 2:22:00 PM)

    Eagerness! ! Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Geeta Radhakrishna Menon (1/31/2018 11:47:00 AM)

    Javed Akhtar ji - Namaskar!
    Feel good to see your poem as the poem of the day.
    If we can embrace life with eagerness, we are alive with a great amount of creativity, joy and freedom of mind.

    Lovely poem! Have enjoyed listening to your melodious lyrics in Hindi films too..
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  • Subhas Chandra Chakra (1/31/2018 10:30:00 AM)

    Learn to be free like the wind,
    Learn to flow freely like the river,
    Embrace every moment with open arms,
    A very live message for living a life of vigour and enthusiasm.
    Thank you revered poet for being here too apart from the great lyrics there at Bollywood
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  • Denis Mair (1/31/2018 10:28:00 AM)

    This contrasts well with the classic poem of the day above. (Report) Reply

  • Paul Amrod (1/31/2018 10:15:00 AM)

    Hi Avid, Thank you so dearly for your wonderful thoughts inspiring us all with positivity. Paul (Report) Reply

  • Paul Amrod (1/31/2018 10:14:00 AM)

    Hi Avid, What a true thought and thank you for inspiring us all with your positivity, Paul (Report) Reply

  • (1/31/2018 10:12:00 AM)

    Hi Avid, How true your philosophy inspiring us all with a positivity. (Report) Reply

  • Anil Kumar Panda (1/31/2018 9:34:00 AM)

    A nice poem with a strong message to live life happily. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Savita Tyagi (1/31/2018 9:30:00 AM)

    Listening so many of his songs as a Hindi speaker I can definitely say translations never leave same impressions. Each word carries a certain intensity according to its sound, meaning and its cultural use. Translations often miss that. Good to see Javedji recognized here at PH. (Report) Reply

  • (1/31/2018 8:01:00 AM)

    Very inspirational. (Report) Reply

  • Bernard F. Asuncion (1/31/2018 1:51:00 AM)

    Such an inspiring write by Javed Akhtar.....10+++++ (Report) Reply

  • The Poet Poet (4/11/2017 12:13:00 AM)

    this is excellent
    but if only you had shared in your original
    Urdu form

    kindly keep our hearts
    by a smile if not a reply
    poetry loses its original sheen,
    stability, when translated

    we all hanker for lovely moments
    in their nascent form

    kindly dwell a bit more
    do say
    how moments pass for many as silently while for others
    moments laugh
    (Report) Reply

  • Muhammad Imtiyaz (12/30/2015 10:19:00 AM)

    This is a very beautiful piece of writing which throws light on optimism, positive energy....it is a nice counsel on your part sir... (Report) Reply

  • Rajesh Thankappan (1/26/2015 5:03:00 AM)

    Very truly said. If there is eagerness in heart, it is evident that life is flowing on its course. A very beautiful poem. Liked it immensely.
    Since the current treasure island topic on PH is on ‘ Peace, ’ I invite you to read my poem entitled ‘ A Nice Wise Guy, ’ on PH
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 5, 2012

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