Bhaswat Chakraborty


Thebans! Form Of Life Is Deathless (Έ ν α ς σ ε β α σ μ ό ς σ τ ο Socrates) - Poem by Bhaswat Chakraborty

Come, caress this cup of hemlock
There is nothing to worry, Simmias, let's talk!
All that you have in mind and body
........................
........................
read full text »


Comments about Thebans! Form Of Life Is Deathless (Έ ν α ς σ ε β α σ μ ό ς σ τ ο Socrates) by Bhaswat Chakraborty

  • (9/7/2009 7:51:00 AM)

    Thanks for inviting me to read your poems. I have read three today, but did not make separate comments! Why don't you write more poems like this? Just
    read up first and make poetry! Kindly read my -'' A Tribute to Pre-Socratic Philosophers'', - on page 1. Thanks for sharing!
    -Raj
    (Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • (8/8/2009 2:11:00 AM)

    great writing there, mortal as against immortal. Philosophers in the past even believed that there is immortality in mortals and that is their souls, the spirit that comes out from a mortal body or when a mortal dies, his spirit would separate from his body and live eternally.10+ (Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • (8/7/2009 8:27:00 PM)

    Very well written, good emotions :) (Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • (8/3/2009 5:31:00 AM)

    Excellent one, ammmmmmazing flow.....cheers with 10+++ (Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • (7/24/2009 2:24:00 PM)

    You portray Life very well.
    To live and to fear death is not uncommon
    But if your faith is strong you will know
    The true gift of life.
    Don't let your earthly loves
    get in the way of your everlasting
    goals.


    Great work.
    (Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • (7/22/2009 3:12:00 PM)

    Expressing your feelings well, and very thoughtful. (Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • (7/22/2009 7:49:00 AM)

    Very well written and expressed. BRAVO! (Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • (7/18/2009 3:07:00 AM)

    You display very firm beliefs here, very courageous leaps of faith to think that there is life even when the body no longer supports the 'self'. Yet you nor any of us will know with certainty until we meet death and shake its hand.......a dip into the unknown

    Ruth
    (Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Paolo Giuseppe Mazzarello (7/15/2009 8:51:00 AM)

    Socrates died in Athens. In this poem, as well as in the Phaedo, there are some characters from Thebes interested in. The king of Thebes is Oedipus. Athens waited for the ships to come back from Delos for the thanksgiving day: Theseus had struck the Minotaur born from the lecherous Pasiphae's love. Then Socrates could die. Compliments to Mr. Chakraborty who is from a big country and wrote a very fine poem. (Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Armando Guzman (7/14/2009 2:38:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem the last moments of Socrates as he was given hemlock as his punishment. Its a wonderful piece. He gave so much but when the time came they just tired of him and did away with him. (Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Louis Rams (7/8/2009 7:19:00 PM)

    plato, socrates, whichever it may be, is much to deep for my eyes to see. (Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • (7/8/2009 8:56:00 AM)

    i must say.....i did not understand any of this........ (Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • (7/7/2009 8:39:00 AM)

    Nice write Bhaswat. I love the way you incorporate Plato's ancient characters. 10 (Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • (7/3/2009 4:41:00 AM)

    we should focus on our soul, rather than the body, because soul isundieing and ever present, though we might not be able to see in our physical eyes.a very good poem indeed! (Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • (6/28/2009 12:19:00 PM)

    profound thoughts........... (Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Vinod Kumar (6/27/2009 10:07:00 AM)

    As an Indian we can easily realise the real fact, but the wider and not in depth latest thoughts will take too much time to reach the destination, we have had the strong structure to build up these type thoughts and ultimate conclution, thank the anciant saints of Arsha Bharatha, thanks for the poem,10 (Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Ency Bearis (6/27/2009 6:48:00 AM)

    an interesting theme...great write... (Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • (6/27/2009 6:07:00 AM)

    Know thy Self - very thoughtful journey... thankyou (Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • (6/27/2009 2:59:00 AM)

    'Life lives on – space and time surpassed
    Lament not on this little loss
    Take my message across'

    hey this is a nice one indeed! ! ! ! ! ! an inspirational one! ! ! i v been lamenting and moaning in past few days to certain extent, i mean i moaned a lot on past three months, but now sort of a in a good mode, and your poems helped a lot, this is sort of a descriptive wirte, but well expressed sir...10 well deserved...

    with lots of love
    shan
    (Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Rajaram Ramachandran (6/26/2009 11:53:00 AM)

    The last two lines highlights the moral of the story. Body only dies while Soul lives eternally. (Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.









Famous Poems

  1. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  5. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  6. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
    Mary Elizabeth Frye
  9. Television
    Roald Dahl
  10. I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You
    Pablo Neruda
[Report Error]