Jasbir Chatterjee

Gold Star - 14,048 Points (4 March 1966 / Delhi)

The World Beyond

Poem by Jasbir Chatterjee

The pigeons
kept hopping around me, picking the bajra grains
With their beaks,
While I waited under a Metro bridge,
For an office colleague;
Worried, pensive, fidgeting,
I wondered if today's board meeting
Was going to be my last.

Someone stopped by and threw some grains.
Startled, the pigeons
Spread their wings,
And flew up into the cloudy heavens.
And then I realized.
Beyond the board meeting, office politics, and the scowling faces,
A far bigger world exists;
Beautiful, warm, loving, and divine.

Topic(s) of this poem: freedom

Form: Free Verse


Comments about The World Beyond by Jasbir Chatterjee

  • Upendra Upm (7/20/2017 2:11:00 AM)

    wonderful reflection on minor events a la Oscar photographer Ray whose pather panchali garnered 100 crores in three days in 2014, even after 30 years.he was a master on flights of piegons.(Report)Reply

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  • Jazib KamalviJazib Kamalvi (7/5/2017 1:26:00 PM)

    Write comment. Great images. Static and animated. Thanks(Report)Reply

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  • Rajnish MangaRajnish Manga (7/5/2017 12:59:00 PM)

    Yes, far away from the material and mundane world, there 'A far bigger world exists'. A man is engrossed in tiny issues which restrict his vision and approach. The poem truly underscores this fact and calls for a sublime approach to attain a higher state of consciousness spiritual achievement. Thanks a lot, Jasbir ji.(Report)Reply

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  • Kumarmani MahakulKumarmani Mahakul (7/5/2017 6:57:00 AM)

    Far bigger world exists and that is very beautiful and loving. This message is conveyed well by pigeons through collecting grains and flying. Freedom is the best choice for birds and also for all of us. Thank you for sharing a valuable poem. Excellently penned.10(Report)Reply

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  • Dr Tony BrahminDr Tony Brahmin (7/5/2017 4:57:00 AM)

    Hopping pigeons
    Worried, pensive, fidgeting

    Startled, the pigeons
    Spread their wings,
    And flew up into the cloudy heavens.
    Occasion oft he flying pigeons made you very positive
    Beautiful, warm loving and divine is the world in its real sense.
    We should have eyes to see it.
    Lovely reflective and spiritual poem. Thank you dear poetess. tony(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, July 5, 2017