Palanquin Bearers Poem by Sarojini Naidu

Palanquin Bearers

Rating: 3.8

Lightly, O lightly we bear her along,
She sways like a flower in the wind of our song;
She skims like a bird on the foam of a stream,
She floats like a laugh from the lips of a dream.
Gaily, O gaily we glide and we sing,
We bear her along like a pearl on a string.

Softly, O softly we bear her along,
She hangs like a star in the dew of our song;
She springs like a beam on the brow of the tide,
She falls like a tear from the eyes of a bride.
Lightly, O lightly we glide and we sing,
We bear her along like a pearl on a string.

Shruti Fadte 28 January 2012

Very cute poem by the Nightingale of India

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Pallak Sharma 17 September 2006


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Piyush Dey 13 October 2013

So beautiful a poem never was read, by me in a life so ahead, Yet so near, of the poetic heaven.

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Anusree Anu 24 April 2014

it was one of the favourite poems of my granny. Now after all these years when i read i understood why....

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Akachukwu Lekwauwa 15 July 2015

enriched with beautiful simile. Nice piece

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Mania Kumari 15 June 2023

Outstanding poem

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Dr Dillip K Swain 24 January 2022

I repeat: Her poetry is written in indelible ink in the annals of history of modern Indian English literature. She passed away just after a couple of years my country got Independence. She is the great Sarojini Naidu, the Nightingale of India!

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Sylvia Frances Chan 24 January 2022

Congratulations to the relatives of the family of the late poetess, most deserving as the Modern Poem Of The Day

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Geeta Radhakrishna Menon 24 January 2022

Happy to see this poem by Sarojini Naidu, once again, as the Poem of the day. Marvellous Poem

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Chinedu Dike 24 January 2022

Nicely penned in verse with rhythmic splendour. A beautiful creation....

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Sarojini Naidu

Sarojini Naidu

Hyderabad / India
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