Bharati Nayak


Puzzle - Poem by Bharati Nayak

This is the night
When I left you hurried
The door slammed
Leaving you puzzled
Life's questions
So many, remain unanswered
As it flows
Throws questions
Like the' YAKSHA' of' Mahabharat'
We always ask ourselves
Some we find answer
Others remain mysteries
And we die of thirst.

Topic(s) of this poem: life, mystery


Comments about Puzzle by Bharati Nayak

  • Edward Kofi Louis (5/24/2017 4:44:00 AM)


    Others remain mysteries! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

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  • Siddartha Montik (12/15/2016 10:15:00 AM)

    contemplative!
    Struck in these Questions too myself..! reminds me a piece of History if..
    On his Death Bed Einstein said to his friend/Visitor.. all my life I tried to find the ultimate truth..but never realized that it was lying 10 feet away from my Bed always.. the books Bhgavadgita and Mahabharatha! ! !
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  • (4/30/2016 10:19:00 AM)


    I believe, the poet is teasing the readers. Behind Yaksha and Mahabharat, she deftly hides the Tadhagat, Sri Buddha, to who the poem truly alludes.

    Great work. Insightful.
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  • Kishore Kumar Das (3/18/2016 6:08:00 AM)


    many questions remain unanswered even after death....thats why life is a mystery..... (Report) Reply

    Bharati Nayak Bharati Nayak (3/18/2016 10:39:00 PM)

    Thank you so much for reading and commenting on my poems.Yes, life is always a mystery with so many questions remain unanswered even after death.

  • Daniel Brick (11/24/2015 7:55:00 PM)


    Your last three lines succinctly express the human condition. Unless we take refuge in some revealed religion, life is a puzzle and we are thrown into a universe we cannot possibly comprehend. What I love about poetry is that it doesn't try to comprehend the whole but rather seeks to appreciate and find fulfillment in immediate things we can fully embrace. Like the sun in your poem, or the parrot in another. Or a great work of literature like the Mahabharata or my favorite, that most ancient work of human imagination - GILGAMESH. These works and the poems we are writing now are indeed what quench our thirst for meaning and belonging. (Report) Reply

    Bharati Nayak Bharati Nayak (11/24/2015 10:10:00 PM)

    Thank you so much for your great comments.The quest for meaning and purpose of life underline any great work of art and literature.

  • Dr.subhendu Kar (11/19/2015 10:07:00 AM)


    at vortex of bubbles eyes within see beyond to delve truth
    quest ruffles at door of mystery to decipher code hidden
    as heart when concerns to resolve puzzles labyrinthine
    yet light of deep vision pines away tortuous torque to unwind, skillfully wrought yet with ingenuity to portray words of wisdom,10+, . thanks for sharing
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    Bharati Nayak Bharati Nayak (11/24/2015 9:56:00 PM)

    yet light of deep vision pines away tortuous torque to unwind- - -Thank you so much for your wonderful words of wisdom.

  • Dr.subhendu Kar (11/19/2015 10:00:00 AM)


    at vortex of bubbles eyes within see beyond to delve truth
    quest ruffles at door of mystery to decipher code hidden
    as heart when concerns to resolve puzzles labyrinthine
    yet light of deep vision pines away tortuous torque to unwind, wonderful poetry verging to words of wisdom really inspiring yet wrought in ingenuity,10+, thanks for sharing
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  • Souren Mondal (11/17/2015 11:05:00 PM)


    The answers to the most profound questions in life are as straight as a jalebi perhaps.. We spend a lifetime within a puzzle, a labyrinthe of questions that haunt us at day and late in night... Always willing to escape this labyrinthe.. But maybe it's better to just accept it.. Icarus tried the GREAT ESCAPE with his GREAT EXPECTATIONS only to die... Thank you Bharti.. A thought provoking poem that posed a question rather than answers (depending on interpretations of course) ... (Report) Reply

    Bharati Nayak Bharati Nayak (11/24/2015 6:14:00 PM)

    Thank you Souren for your analytical comment.

  • Bharati Nayak (11/17/2015 7:37:00 PM)


    Thanks to all the great minds who have shared their valuable opinions on the poem. (Report) Reply

  • Fabrizio Frosini (11/17/2015 12:44:00 PM)


    Yudhistira could answer all the many questions of the Yaksha, but has a doubt regarding its real nature.. Then, the Yaksha reveals himself to be Yama-Dharma, the god of death, Yudhistira's father... :) - Indeed, your poem is a source of pleasure, Bharati.. Thanks for sharing
    Cheers
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    Bharati Nayak Bharati Nayak (11/17/2015 7:27:00 PM)

    Thank you so much.I really wonder about the depth of your knowledge on the great Indian epic-The mahabharat.

  • Unwritten Soul (11/16/2015 5:23:00 AM)


    Puzzles are always visit our age in many forms...it play with mind and emotions, sure it does...but as it visit us by moving time, time may also offers the answer in some other day too...till then we are restless to know what it is :) its nice work Bharati...it provokes my mind (Report) Reply

    Bharati Nayak Bharati Nayak (11/17/2015 7:34:00 PM)

    Thank you so much for your insightful comment.

  • Anil Kumar Panda (11/15/2015 10:45:00 AM)


    Life is full of puzzles- Some are solved and some remain as complicated till the end. Nice drop.10+++ (Report) Reply

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (11/15/2015 5:21:00 AM)


    Fantastic expression on Puzzle questions after questions out of many are unsolved. thanks for sharing.....10 (Report) Reply

  • Seema Jayaraman (11/14/2015 11:06:00 AM)


    So many questions in life remain unanswered.. Why did the poetess leave in such hurry.. Wish it was answered.. (Report) Reply

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (11/14/2015 1:37:00 AM)


    And this puzzle is on till we take last breath, many questions are unanswered and dreams are unfulfilled and many areas remain unexplored, A thought provoking poem...10++ (Report) Reply

    Bharati Nayak Bharati Nayak (11/14/2015 8:22:00 AM)

    Thank you so much for your nice comments.Yes, life pose many questions.We go on searching answers till our last breath.

  • (11/13/2015 11:27:00 PM)


    Life itself is the most simple as well as most intricate and intriguing puzzle. Many sears had performed even life long penance to understand it fully. Some got answers to sizable number of questions and by explaining life they became Mahatmas in the eyes of others. As far as common man, he is often intrigued by motley puzzles presented by life in long run and he surrenders to some divine //spiritual form to seek respite.
    Nice poem. Thanks for sharing.10 points.
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    Bharati Nayak Bharati Nayak (11/14/2015 8:11:00 AM)

    Thank you so much for your insightful comments.

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Poem Submitted: Friday, November 13, 2015



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