Bharati Nayak


Moon - Poem by Bharati Nayak

Moon!
When did we meet first?
Was it at my birth?
Or was it
When I was planted in mother's womb
In a night lit by you
And saw you through my mother's eyes,
Who dreamt a child like you
Lovely, beautiful and tender?
But our relationship is for ages
Since you circled the Mother earth
Born out of a chunk
From earth's womb!

My mother introduced you as 'Jahna Mamu'
The Moon uncle
And I always desired to go near you
And when this earth's scientists went to you
In flesh and blood
You remained no more a distant mystery
In their camera they captured images
That are rough, sandy, rocky
Even there are no greeneries
Like our earth
Nor are there any birds or flowers
But I wonder
In spite of no life
How you look beautiful
From this distance!

Topic(s) of this poem: moon


Comments about Moon by Bharati Nayak

  • Parameswaran Nair Damodaran NairParameswaran Nair Damodaran Nair (3/18/2020 10:15:00 AM)

    A cool bright moon always dominate the curious stories of grandma's/mother's tales. Moon uncle is there in almost all Indian languages. It's wonderful as you said, how can the moon be beautiful if there are no greenery nor birds and animals....10 (Report)Reply

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  • Budhashaya Behera (3/17/2020 12:03:00 AM)

    Your mother has given a nice introduction about moon as Janha Mamu as we generally call. You have very deep emotion and you have expressed this in your nice poem. In-spite of life we feel the beauty. Thank you very much for sharing this...10+ (Report)Reply

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  • Muhammad Ali (3/5/2020 11:36:00 AM)

    Yes, Bharati.. beauty is far.. far away.
    Moon comes perfect in the painting of nature when it is night. and it is beautiful.
    nice poem.
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  • Bri EdwardsBri Edwards (3/4/2020 12:39:00 PM)

    2 -

    Do scientists think the moon was formed by part(s) of Earth? I always capitalize Earth, except when i mean " soil" .

    Believe it or not. my mate (and some others, ....not me) say 'Man did NOT set foot on the Moon. It was fake, like a Hollywood/Bollywood movie' " they" say. Some also don't believe jets crashed into World Trade Towers and the Pentagon on " 9/11" .

    Of course some believe i'm crazy!

    bri

    ;)
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  • Bri EdwardsBri Edwards (3/4/2020 12:31:00 PM)

    1 -

    favorite lines:

    " Or was it
    When I was planted in mother's womb
    In a night lit by you
    And saw you through my mother's eyes, "



    But i don't understand:
    " you circled the Mother earth
    Born out of a chunk
    From earth's womb! "
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  • Valsa GeorgeValsa George (2/27/2020 1:23:00 AM)

    Though it may lack beauty when seen from close quarters, it will create a romantic mood in everyone who beholds it and poets will continue to be inspired by it as you are! A lovely poem..... A sure 10 (Report)Reply

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  • Valsa GeorgeValsa George (2/27/2020 1:23:00 AM)

    All of us are enchanted by the beauty of the moon when viewed from the Earth. This luminous spherical object in the night sky has been capturing the attention of all, young and old and our familiarity and love with the moon has started from the very childhood when our mothers or fathers pointed their fingers to the moon. (Report)Reply

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  • Glen KappyGlen Kappy (2/23/2020 10:58:00 AM)

    there are some who insist that only the barest ugliest view of something is the true or only reality. then there are others who would hold only the distant view or downright illusion. but it is neither one or the other, is it, bharati? issa captured the whole in his haiku— in this world/ we walk on the roof of / gazing at flowers. hold to beauty. -glen (Report)Reply

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  • Unwritten SoulUnwritten Soul (2/10/2020 7:49:00 AM)

    I appreciate the imagery and the way you bring us to feel the flow. It is really beautiful like connected to the words. A good narration i can say and also have to add, a clever write as well! Liked it (Report)Reply

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  • Savita TyagiSavita Tyagi (2/6/2020 9:29:00 PM)

    Even though scientist have gone to moon, in our mind hasn't lost its beauty. Full moon still excites a child as well as young and old alike. still affectionaly called Mama. Lovely poem to read Bharthi. (Report)Reply

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  • Geeta Radhakrishna MenonGeeta Radhakrishna Menon (2/5/2020 11:21:00 AM)

    In spite of man landing on moon, still it continues to be romantic and mysterious for the artistes. I have portrayed the moon and its exquisite charm in many of my dances of my style in Mohiniattam. We enjoy performing it with Mudra.
    Enjoyed reading it Bharati.....10
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    Bharati NayakBharati Nayak(2/6/2020 8:18:00 AM)

    Thank you so much dear Geeta Radhakrishna Menon Madam for adding your valuable comment.
    I have enjoyed your video, thanks for sending the youtube link.

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  • Geeta Radhakrishna MenonGeeta Radhakrishna Menon (2/5/2020 11:16:00 AM)

    Bharati, my dear Poetess. This is such a sweet poem on the Moon. I loved the " Moon Uncle" !
    For ages, Moon has attracted the poets and artistes so much, that a mention of moon is a must in every literature of the world.
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  • Budhashaya Behera (2/2/2020 10:02:00 PM)

    Moon is loved by all and by me. I watch moon and Lord Krishna is moon for me. This poem can be well co-jointed with devotion. 'Jahna Mamu', is our maternal uncle as introduced by our mothers. I have loved this poem. My interest has grown more to read this...10++ (Report)Reply

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  • Anil Kumar PandaAnil Kumar Panda (2/2/2020 9:05:00 AM)

    A beautiful poem on Jahna Mamu. I don't think there will be anyone in this earth who does not love the moon. I call it the queen of the sky. Nice poem with a sweet flow. Loved it. (Report)Reply

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  • Poet PoetPoet Poet (2/1/2020 5:44:00 AM)

    But I wonder
    In spite of no life
    How you look beautiful
    From this distance!
    don't wonder
    nor western world feel they blunder
    the moon is just a one sided mirror
    of sun's rays reflector
    But glad none could have said any better
    sis poetess
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    Bharati NayakBharati Nayak(2/1/2020 9:44:00 AM)

    Thank you Poet Poet.You are a valuable reader of my poems .I read your comment as a Poem on your page and glad to know that my poem inspired you to write your poem on moon.

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  • Aniruddha PathakAniruddha Pathak (2/1/2020 2:25:00 AM)

    Moon as mother's kid brother beautifully related,
    something quite alien to western ears.
    There are some lovely tender moments in the poem,
    well crafted
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    Bharati NayakBharati Nayak(2/1/2020 9:41:00 AM)

    I should have given a poet's note about the poem.In India Moon is called 'Chanda Mama', i.e.Chanda meaning Moon and Mama meaning Uncle {Mother's brother) In Odia language Moon is 'Janha' and 'Mamu' is 'Mother's brother'.Yes, this is something alien to Western ears.
    Thanks for adding your valuable comment.

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  • Dr Tony BrahminDr Tony Brahmin (2/1/2020 1:44:00 AM)

    was it
    When I was planted in mother's womb
    In a night lit by you
    And saw you through my mother's eyes,
    Who dreamt a child like you
    Lovely, beautiful and tender? very fine poem full of tender emotions dear Bharati. always waited for your english poems . i do not know your mother tongue. thank u dear Bharati. tony
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    Bharati NayakBharati Nayak(2/1/2020 9:32:00 AM)

    Thank you Tony for your reading and appreciation of my poems.As a writer it is heartening to know that.

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  • Dr Dillip K SwainDr Dillip K Swain (1/30/2020 6:26:00 PM)

    A wonderful poem! Magnificent contemplation... loved the way you have conceived the idea...10 (Report)Reply

    Bharati NayakBharati Nayak(1/30/2020 10:16:00 PM)

    Thank alot Dillip for reading my poems and your nice words of appreciation.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 30, 2020

Poem Edited: Thursday, January 30, 2020


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