The Boat Poem by Indranil Bhaduri

The Boat

Rating: 4.6

As the sun shone bright
Over the intense deep blue ocean,
The small boat smoothly sailed,
Moving calmly over the mild waves,
Searching for the distant island
Near the lustrous horizon..
The sky suddenly transformed,
From fantasy blue to deadly grey,
With thunder clouds grasping its surface!
Lightnings struck, tornadoes rejoiced!
And the tiny boat was nowhere to be seen..
Enormous waves splashed in the coast
Distressed Seagulls flew for life,
Darkness enveloped all around
And torrential rains poured
Piercing the bleeding paradise.

It was dusk…
The ocean silently came to a standstill,
And there lay the boat, upside down,
Stranded on the wet seashore,
With the shaking life lying beside,
Still breathing softly,
Trying to rejuvenate for another voyage
To the island of dreams!

Copyright © 2012 Indranil Bhaduri

Ketan Hukare 05 October 2012

The Boat, yes I like it. Truly imaginary.

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Karen Sinclair 06 November 2012

Now this i like very much... you express so well the rugged cruelty of the sea in paradise then the calm after the storm as peace tries to regain its composure and a life its breath... lovely tyvm karen

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Sanjay Mehta 08 September 2012

To me this is the philosophy of life. Nice flow, vivid description and the end on an optimistic note all make it an splendid write.

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Jasbir Chatterjee 10 September 2012

I like the smooth flow of the poem, makes it very pleasant to read...

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Sreelekha Premjit 10 September 2012

loved the sweet innocence of the poem. beautifully written

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Rajesh Thankappan 07 December 2014

You have painted a very rich imagery of a boat overturning and yet hope breathing!

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Terry Craddock 10 September 2014

the moral is weather changes, the sea is large, the boat is small

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Geetha Jayakumar 10 September 2014

Beautiful poem with fantastic lines... With the shaking life lying beside, Still breathing softly, Trying to rejuvenate for another voyage To the island of dreams! You have portrayed truth of life in a very beautiful way. Very true said, even if storms had turned the boat upside down, still the life is breathing and preparing its mind for next voyage. Loved the way you presented it. Very well deserved poem of the day. Congrats!

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Mohammad Skati 10 September 2014

It's a nice and pretty poem.

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Michelle Claus 10 September 2014

Your writing style reminds us to bring vivid description and detail to our work. I appreciate that about your composition.... We've all been in this Boat, haven't we, on this maelstrom-journey in and out of dreams. Thank you for ending on a tenacious note. So long as we are living, we shall forge ahead - great message.

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