Aniruddha Pathak

Gold Star - 133,137 Points (25.05.1941 / Godhra - Gujarat)

The Joy Of Giving - Poem by Aniruddha Pathak

Be it no more than just a glass of water,
A walking-stick alive rendered by daughter,
Care and concern, warm smile, none far too hotter;

Or quality time spent with someone old,
A warm blanket in times forlorn and cold,
In times of need a willing shoulder-hold;

A pair of slippers to feet walking bare,
Not in loud charity to show you care,
Heart-born feelings shown above false air;

Anything given short of counting ways,
Given to brighten up sinking heart's greys,
To lighten load that too heavily weighs;

Give it in cash though kindest give in kind,
A gift of willing heart and well inclined,
A gift coming from soul— body and mind.

Give, the only joy greater than getting,
The only joy rarer than receiving,
Be the joy of giving and forgetting!
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Musings | 06.08.09 |

Topic(s) of this poem: giving, joy

Form: Tercet


Comments about The Joy Of Giving by Aniruddha Pathak

  • Kumarmani MahakulKumarmani Mahakul (4/7/2020 8:58:00 AM)

    Give, the only joy greater than getting,
    The only joy rarer than receiving,
    Be the joy of giving and forgetting! ........so true. A beautiful poem with outstanding concept is amazingly shared. Thank you sir.
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  • Dia De AmanecerDia De Amanecer (4/7/2020 12:17:00 AM)

    I timeless piece. A legacy to future generations.10 (Report)Reply

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  • Dr Dillip K SwainDr Dillip K Swain (3/29/2020 1:14:00 AM)

    I love this great poem sir! It provides me enormous pleasure reading this value laden piece time and again! (Report)Reply

    Aniruddha PathakAniruddha Pathak(3/30/2020 1:46:00 AM)

    I like your missionary zeal dear poet and the spirit with which you pursue what you think is right.
    These are great qualities.

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  • Rose Marie Juan-austinRose Marie Juan-austin (3/27/2020 5:04:00 PM)

    Now that we are in this time of uncertainty and hardship,
    I find this beautiful poem more meaningful.
    Deeply touching and the kindest thoughts embedded in this write
    will always touch the heart.
    Liked the opening stanza. Very heartwarming lines.
    Stay safe and blessed, Sir.
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    Aniruddha PathakAniruddha Pathak(3/27/2020 11:25:00 PM)

    When a poet has to go back to an old poem to comment on,
    it might mean: the latest poems fail to find muster, are not quite up to much.
    But thank heavens, you have given a very valid reason for it.
    Thanks for wishing me well, this world perhaps has gone short of good wishes,
    which we all need badly.

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  • Aniruddha PathakAniruddha Pathak (3/27/2020 12:32:00 AM)

    Dear Poet, Chinedu Dike,
    I see that you have read this poem a couple of times or more,
    and appreciated it, thank you so much.
    I wish and hope you also might like at least a few more of my other poems
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  • Chinedu DikeChinedu Dike (3/22/2020 1:11:00 AM)

    Powerfully and movingly penned is this insightful poem of yours. A fine and lofty poem beautifully crafted in verse with rhythmic splendour. Remain enriched, sir........... (Report)Reply

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  • Chinedu DikeChinedu Dike (3/22/2020 12:55:00 AM)

    Powerfully and movingly penned is this insightful poem of yours. A fine and lofty poem beautifully crafted in verse with rhythmic splendour. Remain enriched, sir. (Report)Reply

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  • Mihaela PirjolMihaela Pirjol (2/26/2020 10:23:00 AM)

    This is a wonderful Tercet of wisdom! A poem with truth in its eyes! (Report)Reply

    Aniruddha PathakAniruddha Pathak(3/27/2020 12:34:00 AM)

    Thanks for visiting, dear poet, your views are valued.

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  • Magadha RaniMagadha Rani (2/15/2020 4:56:00 AM)

    Give it in cash though kindest give in kind/A gift of willing heart and well inclined.....Great expression....A great poem sir! My pleasure reading it again and again.......To my favorite box! (Report)Reply

    Aniruddha PathakAniruddha Pathak(2/15/2020 11:45:00 PM)

    Appreciating in a genuine way also is one kind of giving, giving joy. Thanks dear poet.

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  • Robert Murray SmithRobert Murray Smith (2/14/2020 11:51:00 PM)

    The last line strikes the right tone. A meaningful poem. (Report)Reply

    Aniruddha PathakAniruddha Pathak(2/15/2020 11:43:00 PM)

    Yes indeed, the the joy of giving, and what is more: forgetting that you gave.
    Thanks

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  • Budhashaya Behera (2/10/2020 7:22:00 AM)

    There is always joy in giving attitude and we should maintain this. Giving quality brightens us like Lord Krishna brightens us giving his grace. We feel his presence. This poem is very lovely! Hare Krishna! (Report)Reply

    Aniruddha PathakAniruddha Pathak(2/15/2020 11:41:00 PM)

    You are right dear poet, and thanks for visiting

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  • Dia De AmanecerDia De Amanecer (1/29/2020 4:58:00 AM)

    a must read poem. thank you for sharing this beautiful poem. (Report)Reply

    Aniruddha PathakAniruddha Pathak(1/29/2020 9:55:00 PM)

    Every such feedback reinforces in me the belief that many agree with what I said in this poem,
    thank you so much dear poet.

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  • Robert Murray SmithRobert Murray Smith (1/26/2020 8:55:00 PM)

    A well composed write. (Report)Reply

    Aniruddha PathakAniruddha Pathak(1/27/2020 12:35:00 AM)

    Every note a beauty of its own,
    but only when the notes are well composed,
    it becomes a melody.
    Thanks for the compliment

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  • Rosie BourgetRosie Bourget (1/26/2020 3:42:00 PM)

    With a more open and giving heart, we can create a ripple of kindness and love in the universe, if even for just one moment. Beautiful piece. (Report)Reply

    Aniruddha PathakAniruddha Pathak(1/27/2020 12:32:00 AM)

    yes, world is a place of give and take,
    but if we develop an attitude of giving more than taking,
    world would be a different place.
    Thanks dear poet.

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  • Kesav EaswaranKesav Easwaran (1/26/2020 1:15:00 AM)

    " A gift of willing heart and well inclined,
    A gift coming from soul— body and mind"

    Beautiful lines. The joy is in giving. No argument over it. Sage Dadheechi gifted his back borne live for the world's good. A well written poem- message rich. Good use of form, good diction 10+
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    Aniruddha PathakAniruddha Pathak(1/27/2020 12:29:00 AM)

    Yes, sage Dadheechi, an excellent example from ancient past.
    Thanks dear poet.

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  • Magadha RaniMagadha Rani (1/21/2020 12:53:00 AM)

    A great tercet sir ji! Give it in cash though kindest give in kind/A gift of willing heart and well inclined....It's difficult to be a great giver karna but one must try to embrace the art of giving to the extent it is possible to make our life sublime! My pleasure revisiting this great poem! (Report)Reply

    Aniruddha PathakAniruddha Pathak(1/21/2020 10:13:00 PM)

    Thanks, Magadha Rani,
    pleasure having such appreciators

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  • Dr Dillip K SwainDr Dillip K Swain (1/19/2020 5:31:00 AM)

    Sir, i am delighted today to find this great poem being featured among 500 member poems (#486) ..a much deserved poem to be placed there! Many congratulations! (Report)Reply

    Aniruddha PathakAniruddha Pathak(1/21/2020 10:11:00 PM)

    '500 member poems', (#486) , if there is such a list I can't locate it still

    Aniruddha PathakAniruddha Pathak(1/19/2020 5:45:00 AM)

    Oh thank you so much, I would not have easily known because I do not monitor this.
    I must thank readers like you for this. It is reader that makes a poet.

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  • Rose Marie Juan-austinRose Marie Juan-austin (1/17/2020 9:25:00 PM)

    The joy of giving creates a ripple of kindness,
    love and happiness.
    A great poem magnificently penned.
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    Aniruddha PathakAniruddha Pathak(1/17/2020 11:42:00 PM)

    I feel honoured if a poet like you visits my poem again.
    Thanks

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  • Magadha RaniMagadha Rani (12/31/2019 1:20:00 AM)

    A great poem sir ji. You have spoken out your feelings here in this work of art. My pleasure revisiting it. Happy New Year 2020 (Magadha) (Report)Reply

    Aniruddha PathakAniruddha Pathak(1/1/2020 5:42:00 AM)

    Thanks for liking it so much,
    let me wish you a very fruitful and creative new year 2020.

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  • Soran M. HSoran M. H (12/27/2019 12:52:00 PM)

    excellent, , that is what the mankind nowadays need to be:
    Be the joy of giving and forgetting!
    10/10 from me congratulations
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    Aniruddha PathakAniruddha Pathak(12/27/2019 11:30:00 PM)

    Yes indeed, giving and forgetting, that is it.
    Thanks for visiting...

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Poem Submitted: Friday, December 13, 2013

Poem Edited: Monday, February 18, 2019


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