Bharati Nayak

Night Fall At Satyasai Enclave - Poem by Bharati Nayak

As the night falls
Shadows gather together
To form one big whole
The white houses
Of Satyasai Enclave
Raise their heads
As if to talk to each other.

Lights bloom
one by one
From room to room
With cricket bat and ball
Saying bye to one another
Children return
And sit for the lessons.

Mothers hurry
To offer the evening prayer
And for tiffins to prepare.

Leaving the office
Gentlemen return
To the welcome
Of wives and children
Winding up the evening walk
Ladies set to work.

From some houses
T.V. sound blazes
Some enjoy the silence
That hangs on terraces

The gentle breeze comes
And knocks at some doors
It is ghost for some babies
For some it is fairies

Night gets dark
Light goes off
One by one
People resign to bed
And dream for
The morning sun.

Topic(s) of this poem: evening

Comments about Night Fall At Satyasai Enclave by Bharati Nayak

  • Valsa George (7/21/2017 11:38:00 PM)

    A beautiful write on the activities of men at sundown! Life continues to be busy until they retire to bed for rest and sleep to begin all over again the next day! (Report) Reply

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  • Bri Edwards (5/11/2017 7:40:00 PM)

    Light bloom...........i would use Lights bloom or Light blooms.

    That hang on terraces...........perhaps hangs

    And knock at some doors.....maybe knocks

    favorite lines:

    The white houses
    Of Satyasai Enclave
    Raise their heads
    As if to talk to each other.


    Ladies set to work. .........yes, ladies, where IS my supper? !

    a nice portrait of night fall at Satyasai enclave

    bri :)
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    Bharati Nayak (5/12/2017 12:59:00 AM)

    Thank you Bri Edwards for your visit to this poem.I had made such silly errors.I corrected them after reading your comment.

  • Susan Williams (3/20/2017 2:44:00 PM)

    I love this poem from the first line to the last! ! ! WoW! ! You shared that place so well that it feels like a town I must have lived in.
    The white houses
    Of Satyasai Enclave
    Raise their heads
    As if to talk to each other.- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - A fantastic heart-stopping image! ! ! Stopped me dead in my tracks! ! You cannot find any other image that could outdo this one. I know I can't. I just fell in love with it!
    Light bloom
    one by one
    From room to room- - - - - - - - - - - -Lines that make me feel at home there because that is such a universal nightly image bespeaking love and warmth and security to everyone's hearts..
    And the closing lines were perfect and thank you so very much for writing this. I needed a touch of joy today! 10++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
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    Bharati Nayak (3/22/2017 1:15:00 PM)

    Your comments are always inspiring and delightful.Thank you dear Susan Williams.

  • Souren Mondal (2/12/2016 12:28:00 AM)

    This is such a wonderful and Romantic poem Bharti.. I really loved how you took the simple incidents of an evening and described them with vivid imagination to CREATE a fine poem..
    The lines -

    'The gentle breeze comes

    And knock at some doors

    It is ghost for some babies

    For some it is fairies'

    are at once a testemony to your ability to observe everyday details and put them through words.. There is a real sense of innocence about this poem which is very important when one writes verses that SOOTHES us... This poem does exactly that...

    If I compare this poem to a bedtime story I don't think I would to wrong.. Beautiful..
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  • Edward Kofi Louis (2/11/2016 3:00:00 AM)

    One by one! With the muse of the people of the land. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Sayeed Abubakar (1/31/2016 4:40:00 AM)

    Nice imagery. Excellent. (Report) Reply

  • Anil Kumar Panda (1/31/2016 3:56:00 AM)

    Descending of evening has been nice inked. Loved it. (Report) Reply

  • Kelly Kurt (1/30/2016 10:54:00 PM)

    A captivating description of an evening (Report) Reply

    Bharati Nayak (1/30/2016 11:38:00 PM)

    Thank you very much reading and commenting on my poem.Wish to get more of your visits to my poet page.

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, January 30, 2016

Poem Edited: Friday, May 12, 2017

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