The Countdown Ring Poem by Kesav Venkat Easwaran

The Countdown Ring

Beneath a sky of graying frowns,
Behind a waning moon,
Beneath a group of frozen clouds,
Bereft of raining moods,
Beneath a bunch of aging stars,
Bemused to wink or shine,
Before a sea of stoic waves-
Belongs to shores alien,
Besieged by hostile gang of birds-
Believes in not to sing,
Beside a smiling fate he girds-
Begins the countdown ring

Kesav Venkat Easwaran
04 12 08

Amber Lamb 18 December 2008

The strength to persevere comes through this to me. Thanks for sharing your poetry. I truly enjoy your work.

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Stephanie Fiddy 18 December 2008

Very nice! Love it :)

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Tulsi Hanumanthu 25 December 2008

In these days, when some so-called poets divorse all the aids to poetry like alliteration, personification, rhyme, rhythm etc. and present some bland prose-like pieces in the guise of poems, this poem is like a fresh breath of air in sultry weather. All the lines starting with a 'B' and your reference to Nature in a multiple ways are a couple of remarkable features of this poem. Truly well-crafted.

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Samanyan Lakshminarayanan 26 December 2008

very poetic, a lone man amidst the back dropp of the world, the ambience well created great work sir-10

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Vaibhav Pandey 27 December 2008

For me it is your best work sir. There are so many emotions engraved in this poem. Thank you for this piece. 10++++++++++++++++++++

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Rob Lamberton 14 January 2023

This poem definitely has a real ring to it! !

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Kumarmani Mahakul 17 April 2020

Beneath a group of frozen clouds we see the beauty of waning moon and we feel the mood of raining. Natural perception is excellently brought up. Before a sea of stoic waves a smiling fate will of course rise with beauty of sun. This poem has rich imagery and this is excellent one.

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Dr Dillip K Swain 11 March 2020

Beneath a group of frozen clouds/Bereft of raining moods/Beneath a bunch of aging stars/Bemused to wink or shine....sparkling expression! A beautiful poem! You are not taking vote on this poem, I would have awarded 10/10

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Akhtar Jawad 07 February 2020

Great poetic thought and lovely expression

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Rose Marie Juan-austin 22 January 2020

A wonderful poem with a great message. Even if we are in a difficult situation, fate can smile at us in God's own time. Beautifully crafted with compelling imagery.

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