Bharati Nayak

My Coral Island - Poem by Bharati Nayak

Where cool breeze blows
Dancing springs break
On the heart of stony rocks
Soothing music serenades
On the distant horizon
Large waves of the sea
Break at the feet of long sea shore
A lone mango tree
Finds reflections
In the stillness of cool pond
Counting the blooms
On its branches
And the seasons passed with cuckoos.

The mango tree
Sheds its yellow leaves
Every season
Before becoming green
With the new
Blossoms appear anew
Holding promises
For the basketful of fruits
That she will gift
To the travelers
Resting under its shade.

Topic(s) of this poem: reflections, dreams, feelings

Comments about My Coral Island by Bharati Nayak

  • Lyn Paul (1/17/2018 9:20:00 PM)

    The stillness and the serenity captured in your words.
    Very peaceful.
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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (10/21/2017 12:40:00 PM)

    Beautiful depiction of coral island with the mango tree bearing fruits to offer the travellers and with the cookos to provide songs for their pleasure. Wonderful imagery. Any one will appreciate this poem for its sweetness. Thank u dear Bharati madam for posting this lovely poem. (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (8/11/2017 11:29:00 AM)

    How the mango tree fulfills its mission of making others happy by offering its fruits.... an indirect hint that we should also produce fruits, if our existence has to be meaningful. The mango tree is set in an idyllic back ground...! A beautiful image! (Report) Reply

  • Bri Edwards (1/21/2017 5:02:00 PM)

    yes, kind of dreamy. do mangoes ever hit travelers on the head?

    bri :) aka brian
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  • Robert Murray Smith (11/5/2016 5:21:00 AM)

    My Coral Island
    This poem brings to life the scenery described. I want to be there.10

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  • Akhtar Jawad (5/29/2016 3:02:00 AM)

    Your poem is so beautiful that I wish to visit the amazing coral island. (Report) Reply

    Bharati Nayak (5/29/2016 6:18:00 AM)

    Thank you very much for your kind words of appreciation.

  • Daniel Brick (1/8/2016 12:07:00 PM)

    It's only in the last lines you refer to a human presence. Otherwise natural things go through their existence
    just as they have for countless eons. This poem celebrates nature for its own sake until the travelers savor the mango fruit at the end. I hope they fully appreciate the sweet wonder of the world they inhabit. Your poem
    beautifully and memorably conveys such gratitude.
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    Bharati Nayak (5/29/2016 6:15:00 AM)

    'Yes, Sweet wonder of the world', we, the travelers appreciate in gratitude.Thank you very much for your lovely comment.

  • Edward Kofi Louis (9/27/2015 2:43:00 PM)

    Counting the blooms of nature. Nice piece. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Bharati Nayak (9/24/2015 5:36:00 PM)

    Thank you d.ear Sanjukta for your appreciation (Report) Reply

  • Sanjukta Nag (9/24/2015 2:58:00 AM)

    What a portrayal of natural beauty in the first stanza! awesome artistry. and the last stanza is full of hopes. mind soothing poem. (Report) Reply

  • Anil Kumar Panda (9/24/2015 12:31:00 AM)

    Beautiful write. 'A lone mango tree, finds reflections in the stillness of cool pond counting the blooms on its branches and the seasons passed with cuckoos.' is superb.wish I could write such nice words.Much love. (Report) Reply

    Bharati Nayak (9/24/2015 5:35:00 PM)

    Thank you so much for your nice comments.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, September 23, 2015

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