Bharati Nayak


Searching For A Name - Poem by Bharati Nayak

I was born to a home
Where every body calls it Mr.X's home
I was married to a Home
Where everybody calls it Mr.Y's home
And refers me
As Mr.Z's wife
I became a mother
They call me as someone's mother
I brought home
A daughter-in-law
They call me as someone's mother-in-law
My name is never referred
I always live by
With some names tagged by
I took upon it myself
Toearna name
Where Mr.X, Y, Z and A, B, C, D, E
Will be tagged after me
The question haunted me
And I hunted for a space
For myself
I came to meet
Poem Hunter without a prefix
Oh! At last there I found
My sweet little name
And the Big Big Home.

Topic(s) of this poem: identity


Comments about Searching For A Name by Bharati Nayak

  • Jungle Cat (7/11/2019 1:38:00 AM)

    Great poem, Bharati!
    All of us want to be recognized by our name. Our identity is everything (even to those of us who use pseudonyms) .
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    Bharati Nayak(7/12/2019 6:47:00 AM)

    Thank you poet for reading my poem and your kind comment.

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  • Jane Campion (7/8/2019 3:48:00 PM)

    Without an identity we are free to be ourselves. (Report)Reply

    Bharati Nayak(7/12/2019 6:49:00 AM)

    Many thanks jane Campion for your lovely comments on my poems and also poet page.I feel humbled and grateful.

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  • Fantone Mdala (5/2/2019 12:24:00 PM)

    Wow! This poem truly reflects what I felt when I first joined Poemhunter. Thanks for the inspiring piece Bharati Nayak, (Report)Reply

    Bharati Nayak(7/12/2019 6:50:00 AM)

    Thank you Fantone Mdala for your encouraging comment.

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  • Valentin Savin (2/1/2019 4:47:00 AM)

    Well thought and written. There is some real truth behind it.. (Report)Reply

    Bharati Nayak(2/1/2019 9:12:00 AM)

    My humble thanks for your kind read and appreciation.

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  • Dr Dillip K Swain (1/29/2019 5:10:00 AM)

    I came to meet
    Poem Hunter without a prefix
    Oh! At last there I found
    My sweet little name.....Your love for this great poetry site is passionately expressed in this beautiful poem! I love reading this sweet poem time and again!
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  • C Faustino (1/20/2019 11:23:00 PM)

    Well written poem.... I am glad that if culture does not allow, at least at PoemHunter you are well known. Henceforth, I will think of Bharati not as Goddess of Knowledge but Bharati as Free Spirit of the Sky. (Report)Reply

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  • Prabir Gayen (12/12/2018 10:57:00 PM)

    You are a Name and your name became nameless ecsuse of word fails to do justice to your game..
    You are a nameless glory and eternal is your prime.
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  • Adiela Akoo (11/25/2018 11:10:00 AM)

    My second reading of this beautiful poem about (Report)Reply

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  • Rose Marie Juan-austin (11/21/2018 9:44:00 AM)

    A very unique write on identity that many of us
    can relate to specially women.
    It gives emphasis to one's niche and the powerful poetry site, Poem Hunter.
    It is indeed a great tribute to this wonderful site.
    Cleverly crafted and executed.10++++
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    Bharati Nayak(11/21/2018 11:12:00 PM)

    Many thanks Rose Marie Juan -Austin for reading my poems and giving your beautiful comment.It surely elevates my spirit.

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  • Rebecca Navarre (11/20/2018 5:52:00 PM)

    Beautifully sewn, heart felt! ..
    Thank you ever so much for
    sharing this! .. Ever so many
    10S! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! +++++
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    Bharati Nayak(11/21/2018 2:54:00 AM)

    THank you dear Rebecca Navarre for your valuable comment .It lifts my spirit.

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  • Parameswaran Nair Damodaran Nair (10/30/2018 9:08:00 AM)

    Its a wise option of The Poem Hunter Family where you will get due consideration by a large number of brothers and sisters, uncles and aunts (Report)Reply

    Bharati Nayak(10/30/2018 10:20:00 AM)

    Thank you so much Parameswaran Nair Damodaran Nair for kindly reading my poem and giving your valuable comment.Yes, I feel the universality of Poem Hunter family- - - -Here, I got large number of brothers and sisters, uncles and aunts.

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  • (10/28/2018 9:45:00 PM)

    So true dear Bharati! totally agree with you! I am a new member to this site or to say this family ..and I never got such appreciation elsewhere! can relate this poem to my own life! 10+++ (Report)Reply

    (10/30/2018 10:16:00 AM)

    Thank you Susheela Siju for your beautiful comment.You will certainly this new Home Poem Hunter.

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  • Dr Dillip K Swain (10/6/2018 5:06:00 AM)

    Poem Hunter without a prefix
    Oh! At last there I found
    My sweet little name
    And the Big Big Home.........you have nicely unfolded the message of your heart dear Bharati Apa, Beautifully penned. I get immense pleasure reading this beautiful poem again and again!
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    Bharati Nayak(10/7/2018 7:54:00 PM)

    Thank you Dillip for coming back to this poem to read it again and again.

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  • Aniruddha Pathak (10/1/2018 1:03:00 AM)

    What's in a name? Any name is good enough.
    Fine, but still name is a name, is a name.
    A poem with a novel approach and I liked it.. Full credit.
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    Bharati Nayak(10/1/2018 10:19:00 AM)

    I greatly appreciate your valuable words.A name is so important for the person concerned.A sweet sounding name has its impact up on the person as well as listeners.Though a person is known by his virtue, still every body wants to be loved, cared and called with affection and respect by name.No one ever wants to remain unknown.In Indian context women are rarely given recognition for their outstanding contribution as homemaker or even working members of family.

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  • Dr Dillip K Swain (9/6/2018 6:20:00 AM)

    A sweet poem! I always appreciate your simple but powerful poetic expression! My great pleasure reading this beautiful poem time and again! (Report)Reply

    Bharati Nayak(9/6/2018 8:53:00 AM)

    I am grateful for your appreciation.It is really a pleasure to know that my simple poem is liked by poets like you.

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  • Bipin Churchung Rabha (9/1/2018 2:23:00 PM)

    A philosophical poem. A heart touching poem. Life is momentariness. Great write. Thank you, ma'am, for sharing. (Report)Reply

    Bharati Nayak(9/6/2018 8:45:00 AM)

    Thank you Bipin Churchunga Rabha for your appreciative words.

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  • Bharati Nayak (5/23/2018 9:02:00 AM)

    Thank you Dillip, Michael Walker, Jez Brul, Devansu Patel, K.V. Venkataramana, Ranjan Kumar Ghosh, Bri Edwards, Binay Kumar Mohanty, Sri Rajnis Manga, Sri Kumarmani Mahakul, Sri Shyam Sundar, Chinedu Dike and the Poet Poet for your valuable opinions.

    As Dillip said, there is no identity crisis here in this big Home- -Poem Hunter.We are free to express our opinions and derive immense happiness as well as peace of mind.
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  • Dr Dillip K Swain (5/23/2018 4:40:00 AM)

    This beautiful poem carries a fabulous blend of philosophy! However, the big home (with your little name) is the paradise that your poetic soul was wondering all along! There is no identity crisis here! This is the home that gives you utter freedom to ventilate your thoughts! This is the home that provides you happiness and assures tranquility of mind! Enjoyed reviewing it! (Report)Reply

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  • Dr Dillip K Swain (5/23/2018 4:39:00 AM)

    X-home; Y-In law’s home, Z-name of your spouse…and all other alphabets are there where you are tagged up without any conspicuous identity of your own! Your quest for a name reached its destination when you discovered this wonderful site where you could establish your sweet name without being further tagged with someone! (Cont…) (Report)Reply

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  • Michael Walker (4/15/2018 10:49:00 PM)

    It's so refreshing and different to see 'Mr X', Mr Y' and ' Mr Z' up on the billboard. Just brilliant. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, March 23, 2015

Poem Edited: Sunday, January 7, 2018


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