anushmadhu P.Bharathi

The Falls - Poem by anushmadhu P.Bharathi

Why did we cry?
While we born on the earth,

We felt that we fell
From the Milky Way!

Yes, we fell in the ego
From the galaxy,
We fell in the darkness
From the light,

We fell in the uproar
From the silence,

We fell in the existence
From the non-existence,

We fell in the name
From the no name,

We fell in the end
From the endless,

We fell in the myth
From the truth,

We fell in the sleep
From the awake,

We fell in the body
From the soul,

We realized the loss
At the time of our birth only,

We have become addict
In knowing and doing
And have forgotten the loss.

Now ‘falling’ has become
Usual in our life,

We fall in the possessiveness,
We slip in the hunger,
We dropp into thy self,
We jump from heart to stomach,

We are captured in fishing rod,
We are trapped in the bird s net,
We are snared in the animal s knots,

It is strange that
We never realize the set back
It happens mutely
And in the state of unconsciousness,

We get wounds
But it never pains,

We broke ourselves
And never heard the noise,

The setback is insensate
And we are insensitive.

(Translated From ' aalabanai'- in Thamizh- kaviko)

Comments about The Falls by anushmadhu P.Bharathi

  • Adam Reed (1/23/2010 2:20:00 PM)

    indeed that was very masterful. you picked a fantastic topic and went to town on it and made a beautiful piece. ty this is one of my fav's (Report) Reply

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  • (1/12/2010 11:50:00 AM)

    Never truer words were spoken. So masterful. I am in awe! (Report) Reply

  • Prince Obed de la Cruz (1/6/2010 8:42:00 AM)

    nice form and structure... i'm still trying to make a good poem full of couplets... you presented the poem very good! (Report) Reply

  • (12/20/2009 12:51:00 AM)

    profoung in tone...covering the journey of life from the spiritual towards the materialistic realm. (Report) Reply

  • (12/17/2009 8:03:00 PM)

    I'ts realistically put what happens from our spiritual journey to earth and once we are here we lose it and have to retrieve it again. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Poem Edited: Tuesday, January 12, 2010

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