Koyamparambath Satchidanandan

(28 May 1946 - / Pulloot, Thrissur district, Kerala, India)

Those Who Go - Poem by Koyamparambath Satchidanandan

Let them go who want to;
turn your eyes towards
those who remain.
Look into the mirror:
An angel looks at you
from within,whispering to you
in your own voice:
Don't give up, live.

Listen to silence:
It is an uproar, a cascade
like your beloved
bursting into laughter
stroking her hair backward,
the dance of leaves,
the wind's anklet,
the song of survivors
from beyond the river,
the new year arriving
with a round of applause,
flowers dangling from her ears.

There is no yesterday,
nor tomorrow; only the doors
of today opening to the sky.
And smells:of wet hay, boiling paddy,
rain-washed earth, elanji flowers,
arecanuts in bloom, cardamom,
serpent's eggs, the mysterious
secretions of trees and men.

I will not sleep tonight,
nor will I let you.

Comments about Those Who Go by Koyamparambath Satchidanandan

  • (11/29/2018 1:50:00 AM)

    Look at the mirror. It tells you all:
    There is no yesterday,
    nor tomorrow; only the doors
    of today opening to the sky.

    The voice of today screams in your deafened ears...
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  • (10/25/2018 10:34:00 AM)

    Those who have to go, let them. Turn to them who are. The fields with the paddy crops and the processes to turn into rice grains are in full swing. You just go on smelling the scent coming from.Keep you doing. The world of Nature is the same which it was in the past. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, September 7, 2012

Poem Edited: Friday, September 7, 2012

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