Dr. Antony Theodore


Sleep In The Arms Of God - Poem by Dr. Antony Theodore

On the banks of Ganges
I sat in a serene and sombre mood
Looking at the playful water
as the wind like a great artist
Draws playful lines and circles
On the water.

The wind
Tickles the water
And it laughs although I can't hear.
When the water laughs
And jumps, it moves
In lines and circles
And then rushes swift to the shore.

I sit there at the shore
With my feet in the water
And watch the lines and circles
Reach and kiss my feet
In reverent love.

The wind is playful today
And comes to my lips
With a cold feathery touch
And caresses my hair and I feel alive.
It tells me about the sweet words
Uttered by lovers on the shore
Sharing their intimate feelings.

Tonight I shall dream
Of the symphony of the dancers
And as in a fairy tale
The lovers will come on this shore,
Kiss a thousand kisses
Tell love stories,
Smile and lie on the lap of each other.

I wish you, lovers of this shore
Bliss, serenity and peace.
Sleep here lovingly
The night through.
Let the glorious moon
Pour its mild heavenly light on you.

Sleep together lovingly in the arms of God.

Topic(s) of this poem: love


Comments about Sleep In The Arms Of God by Dr. Antony Theodore

  • Magadha RaniMagadha Rani (2/15/2020 5:50:00 AM)

    Tonight I shall dream
    Of the symphony of the dancers
    And as in a fairy tale.....what a magnificent imagination! A great poem loved reading it.......10
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  • Archita KumarArchita Kumar (10/5/2019 2:06:00 PM)

    Very nice poem.Such wonderful lines. (Report)Reply

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  • Sankhajit BhattacharjeeSankhajit Bhattacharjee (9/18/2019 9:19:00 AM)

    Sleep together lovingly in the arms of God
    I am getting the sense of spiritual love.
    I rated your poem 10. Thanks and regards.
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  • Nobody StarsNobody Stars (9/17/2019 7:46:00 AM)

    they hit me with stones
    as on
    a crazy woman
      that defends his heart
    of sadistic blows
      all their lies
    how to enjoy the circles in the water
    and I cried
    like a wind eagle
      who passes his cry through invisible rains
    tears of suffering
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  • Sankaran AyyaSankaran Ayya (9/15/2019 7:58:00 AM)

    NICE GANGETIC EXPERIENCE! (Report)Reply

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  • A B Faniki (8/9/2019 2:56:00 PM)

    A brilliant poem with lovely images that cheers a heart. I enjoy it immensily. Thank uy for sharing (Report)Reply

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  • Zywa ZywaZywa Zywa (6/16/2019 10:28:00 AM)

    The heart of this poem is - in fact and in essence - the passage:
    The wind is playful today
    And comes to my lips
    With a cold feathery touch
    And caresses my hair and I feel alive.

    The rest of the poem comes from this. I read that the narrator imagines the mentioned dream on the river bank, since (s) he is thinking of it in advance.
    What other conclusion could there be, than passing on the received bliss, serenity and peace!
    Zywa.
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  • George Krokos (4/13/2019 3:38:00 AM)

    A well written free verse poem complemented with great imagery in the words and the accompanying image to go with the poem. It makes you think you are there near the water's edge. (Report)Reply

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  • AFFAQ  NABIAFFAQ NABI (4/10/2019 10:03:00 AM)

    1 like singing mountain streams...
    Full of shimmer
    Here i found a found a finest scene
    Mercy.....
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  • Nanthinii MohanNanthinii Mohan (3/29/2019 5:49:00 PM)

    I dare not to miss the message of the wind in this poem. Lulling at the sweet tune of wind in the arms of God and not to mention the tales of lovers to relish, who would not yearn for such a blessing? ! I (Report)Reply

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  • Castellenas JohnCastellenas John (3/25/2019 7:34:00 AM)

    Wonderful, kind and gentle words shared. Sleep in the arms of God. A safe place. Thank you for sharing the amazing poetry. (Report)Reply

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  • Marilyn LottMarilyn Lott (3/9/2019 5:06:00 PM)

    A sweet lovely poem with a beautiful picture. Truly enjoyed it. (Report)Reply

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  • Carola Hume (2/13/2019 8:18:00 PM)

    i like your deeply felt descriptions dr. tony, you have such a wonderful way with words & expressions.
    your poem make me feel like i'm sitting on the banks of the ganges experiencing the water, wind & moonlight.
    ⭐️ 10 stars!
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  • Esther Hadassah SendezaEsther Hadassah Sendeza (2/5/2019 4:05:00 AM)

    Soothing, beautiful and lovely - appreciative of the beautiful world we live in (Report)Reply

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  • Srijita MondalSrijita Mondal (2/4/2019 6:10:00 AM)

    I wish you, lovers of this shore
    Bliss, serenity and peace.
    Sleep here lovingly
    The night through.
    Let the glorious moon
    Pour its mild heavenly light on you.
    Sleep together lovingly in the arms of God

    Good poem
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  • Indira RenganathanIndira Renganathan (2/2/2019 5:27:00 AM)

    Very descriptive.....Sleep together lovingly in the arms of God....this is the highlight-line that speaks the sacred value of Ganges and love....excellent 10++++ (Report)Reply

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  • C Faustino (1/9/2019 11:42:00 PM)

    I like your theme of lovers sleeping by the arms of God on the Ganges shoreline. Creative use of local setting with spiritual context. (Report)Reply

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  • Dominic WindramDominic Windram (1/2/2019 8:17:00 AM)

    Great poem...thanks for sharing! (Report)Reply

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  • Timothy Goodmansen (12/21/2018 3:57:00 PM)

    Very nice poem Dr. Antony Theodore. I like to think this poem is about nature and how nature draws its majesty into us awakening our own sense of wonder and feelings of truely being alive. It was a very well written poem on all accounts. (Report)Reply

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  • Stephen LoomesStephen Loomes (11/29/2018 5:05:00 PM)

    I really enjoyed your well penned poem, and the complementary photo, of I presume, the Ganges. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Poem Edited: Thursday, December 7, 2017


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