Harish k. Thakur

Rookie - 48 Points (17-11-1968 / Shimla)

The Gentle Smile - Poem by Harish k. Thakur

I am amused
At the gentle smile
You always hold
On your rodomont face.

You force our way
Into the sullen hearts
Of the humble homes
Erected on the blocks
Of hope and despair.

On the rectangular dining table
Your smiles beckon to the warmth
You serve as a host.

And then the roasted rooster,
Muscular mutton,
Fried sago, boiled potatoes
And the broccoli
Drenched in vinegar.

The cask of the red wine
Elates the heaves to heaven.
The fair fingers of your lady
Spice the dinner well.

You still stand
Smiling and laughing
Over the agonies of times,
And your ladies
Perching the breaths at the up
Against the mounts of despair.

You remind me of my Indian brethren
Ever ready to extend
Warm hospitality.

Comments about The Gentle Smile by Harish k. Thakur

  • Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (9/1/2009 10:45:00 PM)

    I am amused
    At the gentle smile
    You always hold
    On your rodomont face.

    it is good sign and welcoming too... it can be termed and aresult into first sight love... it adds to beauty too.. altogether fine piece....10

    read mine love at first sight.... mary to marry
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  • (10/12/2008 12:38:00 AM)

    such a lovely poem. really enjoyed. (Report) Reply

  • (10/9/2008 10:25:00 PM)

    Very warmly penned with alot of tenderness and imagry....Very good..

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  • Aiswarya. T.anish (10/8/2008 11:56:00 PM)

    Soooo Gentle! Keep writing... (Report) Reply

  • (10/8/2008 11:19:00 PM)

    a perfect analogy of the gentle smile
    and the fair fingers of your host
    ---a lovely dinner -candlelit maybe
    'The fair fingers of your lady
    Spice the dinner well.'
    Harish nice poem and +10 to you.
    regards anjali
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  • Ashraful Musaddeq (10/8/2008 12:12:00 PM)

    Amazing composition.
    A nice piece.
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  • Sathyanarayana M V S (10/8/2008 10:07:00 AM)

    Very beautiful poem.....heart-warming piece. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, October 7, 2008

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