Bharati Nayak


Selfie - Poem by Bharati Nayak

I selfie
To capture my image
Capture with me
My loved ones
My surroundings
The tree, temple, palace and sea


To capture
Who are
With me at the moment
As the moment
Will slip away
In the next moment
It will be past.
The tree will not come back
To me where I reclined
In that moment
For support
Got the shade
Got the cool oxygen
I want to capture
The flower
Whose fragrance and beauty
Enchanted me
I want to capture
The beauty of the birds
Who fly making a 'V' sign under
The clouds so dark
I want to capture with me
The blue waves of the sea
The waves that rise and fall
With my emotions
I want to hold
In my camera
The cool moon
The warm sun
The green grass
The mother earth
Everything I love
Seen and unseen
And wait to see and hold
All the blessings of God.

Topic(s) of this poem: life, reflections


Comments about Selfie by Bharati Nayak

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (10/15/2017 10:40:00 PM)


    To capture your image along with the sorroundings like tree, temple, palace, blue waves of sea, dancing of the flower, flying of the birds, cool moon, motherland with green grass through selfie is interesting. Dear Bharati madam, you have nicely and touchingly painted this scenery through your lovely pen. Each and every line is interesting to read more and moreover. Let me quote some lines here....

    I selfie
    To capture my image
    Capture with me
    My loved ones
    My surroundings
    The tree, temple, palace and sea
    *********************************
    I want to capture with me
    The blue waves of the sea
    The waves that rise and fall
    With my emotions
    *******************************
    Everything I love
    Seen and unseen
    And wait to see and hold
    All the blessings of God.

    Beautiful poem nicely crafted. Enjoyed. Thanks.
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  • (10/15/2017 1:01:00 AM)


    I like selfie with self admist nature's bounty. Although I like odia poems more than those in other languages. Your English poems touch me more better picturized. Honestly I liked them. (Report) Reply

    Bharati Nayak Bharati Nayak (10/15/2017 8:21:00 AM)

    Thank you poet Binayakumar Mohanty for appreciation of my poems.This is what a selfie means to me.To bring into the frame what I love.

  • Marie Shine (5/29/2017 2:18:00 AM)


    I like how the poetess wishes, not to just click a 'selfie' but also to capture all the blessings of God, together with Mother Nature and all the moments which soon slip away, becoming memories. Excellent and unusual crafting, nice depiction. A joy to read. Thank you for sharing, dear poetess... (Report) Reply

  • Bri Edwards (3/21/2017 6:47:00 PM)


    that will be a magical camera if it can hold all of that, especially this:

    Everything I love
    Seen and unseen
    And wait to see and hold
    All the blessings of God.


    favorite lines:

    I want to capture
    The beauty of the birds
    Who fly making a 'V' sign under
    the clouds so dark

    bri ;)
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    Bharati Nayak Bharati Nayak (3/24/2017 8:31:00 AM)

    Thank you Bri Edwards for your nice comment.I hope you will select this poem for your April Show-case.

  • Sranisha Francis (6/2/2016 4:34:00 PM)


    to capture
    Who are
    With me at the moment
    As the moment
    will slip away
    In the next moment
    It will be past.

    Beautiful, ............
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    Bharati Nayak Bharati Nayak (8/9/2016 7:44:00 PM)

    Thank you Sranisha for your lovely comment.

  • Kishore Kumar Das (5/28/2016 2:00:00 AM)


    Selfie is about pics...poetry is about the emotion associated with feelings........you have balanced this two in your amazing lines... (Report) Reply

    Bharati Nayak Bharati Nayak (5/28/2016 2:26:00 AM)

    Thank you very much.Yes, the mental picture is expressed through words in poetry.

  • Jr Cuyam (4/1/2016 7:22:00 AM)


    tranquility.... continue to capture moments like this. very beautiful poem (Report) Reply

  • Abhilasha Bhatt (1/21/2016 3:09:00 AM)


    Really a beautiful poem capturing the beauty of nature by taking selfie with them....liked it...thank u for sharing :) (Report) Reply

  • Rajnish Manga (1/16/2016 11:43:00 AM)


    You have put across the 'selfie' moment quite beautifully. Thanks. I am tempted to quote:
    As the moment / will slip away / In the next moment / It will be past /....And wait to see and hold / All the blessings of God.
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    Bharati Nayak Bharati Nayak (1/16/2016 12:48:00 PM)

    Thank you very much for reading and commenting on my poems.In my view Selfie is also like a piece of art.like poetry through which we capture our moments.

  • Sekharan Pookkat (1/16/2016 8:16:00 AM)


    blessings of god
    is always with you and you share
    your motions through
    wonderful words
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    Bharati Nayak Bharati Nayak (1/16/2016 12:43:00 PM)

    Thank you so much for your appreciative words.

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 15, 2016

Poem Edited: Tuesday, March 21, 2017


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