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The Sight Of Fallen Cypress

Rating: 4.9
A lone cypress
In my grandfather's lawn
Standing tall and erect
Since I could sense life about me
I saw it there
Still in the brightness
Restless in the wind
But ever standing
Upright and proud
As the sole child
Bequeathed with honors
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Thursday, August 18, 2016
Topic(s) of this poem: childhood ,memory,nature,tree
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
Based on true memory.
COMMENTS
Bharati Nayak 21 March 2021
This is a great poem---It is in my Poem list for sure and 5 stars.
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Dr Dillip K Swain 27 July 2019
A sight I loved/And thought about in bed/Along with the goblins, fairies/And the stately tower....lofty imagination! A beautiful poem so meticulously expressed...liked the third stanza most........10
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Bipasha D 17 December 2018
What an engrossing tale! I am moved by your narration. Nothing less than 10 for this outstanding poem.
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Akhtar Jawad 06 September 2016
The cypress tree on graves is seen by all of us, but in this great poem the poetess has described the cypress tree of her mind. Nosheen Irfan has done it so nicely that the poem has become one of the best poems by her.
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Nosheen Irfan 07 September 2016
Thank you sir for appreciation. But i have written about a real tree that my grandfather had in his lawn. i don't know when he planted it there. I saw it there since i was old enough to know things.
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Kumarmani Mahakul 27 August 2016
Memory is well expressed with feeling of brightness with restless wind. Every stanza is worthy as per expression is taken in to account. Very interesting poem this is.10
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Nosheen Irfan 27 August 2016
Thank u sir. Stay blessed.
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M Asim Nehal 24 August 2016
How often we associate with such things unknowingly to our life and cherish them time and again, I also have a faint remembrance of Jamun tree under it we used to sleep during long summer nights watching the starry sky through the rustling leaves, Awesome poem Nosheen, Loved it, this poem will go in my favourite poem list. Thanks for sharing it. Beyond ratings....
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Nosheen Irfan 27 August 2016
Thank u so much Asim. Much honored n humbled.
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Daniel Brick 24 August 2016
No doubt anyone who reads this poem will sense its tragic fall well before you narrate that night of the fierce winds that toppled it. It is the nature of tragedy to follow a pattern of doom that we sense within: we don't read a tragedy to see how the story is going to end; we read it to experience inevitable loss, to cope with loss, to move beyond loss. I find your fourth stanza to be the heart of the piece: it is a still point in which you eloquently reveal the dimensions of our imminent loss. This is not the tragedy of power in which a great person falls because of hubris, thus being an agent of their fall. No, this is the fall of an innocent person pulled into a tragic fate because of other people's fault. It is the tragedy of Cordelia and Ophelia, of Eurydice and Beatrice in Shelley's THE CENCI. Blameless people who are victims because of the consequences of others' action or of events out of human control. That's why the fourth stanza is so important: We must release the pain and frustration we feel by extolling the good which has been lost forever. I'm putting your poem in the context of a classical tragedy. It can certainly appreciated without such an argument. But your poem expresses this view of tragedy so thoroughly I just had to elaborate it. You have given us a lasting catharsis. Brava, Nosheen, for taking the High Road of Tragedy!
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Nosheen Irfan 24 August 2016
I'm so honored by your comments Daniel.
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Abduhoo Salamath 23 August 2016
excellent...very nice poem...thanks for sharing.
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Nosheen Irfan 24 August 2016
Thank you Salamath.
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Bharati Nayak 23 August 2016
A beautiful poem dear Nosheen Irfan! The giant and mighty cypress tree holds a significant presence in your life.Its lovely green, grace, strength and power to stand in rough weather made a deep impact in your life.You carry its strength and love with you . Thanks for sharing this magnificent poem.
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Nosheen Irfan 24 August 2016
Thank you Bharati.
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Unnikrishnan E S 22 August 2016
Hi Nosheen, A beautiful poem on nature-looking at the large tree through the eyes of a little child, not hesitating to add a little philosophy here and there. Very interesting, keeping the reader rooted. Restless in the wind But ever standing Upright and proud.... ....Withdrawn from the crowd Shut up in death-like silence... .....Unborn yet In a child's mind Exquisite images, to build an undaunting image of the tree. Loved reading the poem Thank you sharing. A ten is too little for this one.
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Nosheen Irfan 24 August 2016
Thank you so much Krishnan. Your comments are a writer's dream.
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