Nikunj Sharma

Transformed

A grain of sand held ransom
by the faintest whiff of wind;
Launched, the headless doesn't know its destination.

A bird flutters it wings to fly;
It lands to catch a worm
Myopia overrules pleasure, flight remains hidden.
A weed laden garden awaits footsteps.


A kite flies on string in limitless sky;
Hands on the ground release its thread; inch by inch,
till a gust of wind frees it from the clutches of gravity.

Grain rests at the crest of dunes.
The bird eats to fly far,
Weeds vanish, dewdrops attract footsteps.
The kite is freed, it flies beyond reach.

A boundless mind; like a candle
Lights dark alleys inside doubt,
Infinite destinations are suddenly reached,
A journey begins with a new tread.

Poem Submitted: Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Poem Edited: Tuesday, July 5, 2011

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  • Lynda Robson (11/2/2009 10:42:00 AM)

    Lovely imagery in this charming write, well done,
    10
    Lynda xx

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  • John KnightJohn Knight (10/26/2009 5:18:00 AM)

    Hi Nikunj - 'The intuitive mind is a sacred gift- use it wisely - never misue it! ' The key to understanding your delightful poem is in the last stanza 'A boundless mind - like a candle - lights dark alleys inside doubt - infinite destinations are suddenly reached - a journey begins with a new tread'. 'Suddenly reached' suggests a 'Quantum leap' in our thought process - new doors open - new enlightenment dawns - we are TRANSFORMED! The metaphores you use are very very apposite: The grain of sand whisked form A to B - the bird in its daily quest for life giving food - the worm unwittingly becoming part of an intricate 'food web' - the kite born by the wind and then released from gravity - weeds an essential part of the biosphere - footseps an essentialpart of the journey. Darkness of mind is enlightened by the luminosity of a single candle - doubt is dissapated and 'A journey begins with a new tread'. Thanks Nikunj - this is an ideal poem for a Cold November Monday Morning in the UK - I score it MAX. Yours in Poetry - JOHN.

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  • Lynn Glover (10/22/2009 3:13:00 PM)

    Yu give us strong reasons to sit and watch nature, very well written thanks Lynn

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  • Christine Schmidt (10/21/2009 4:38:00 PM)

    Interesting, my first thought was that of poetry, how an open mind with it can take us anywhere we want, even the reader-limitless, really. Poetry transforms us while writing it and reading it. I have to say it was engaging and suspensful-very nice!

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  • Obinna Eruchie (10/20/2009 10:38:00 AM)

    It is full of vivid imagery, and nicely penned.

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  • Linda OriLinda Ori (10/20/2009 10:24:00 AM)

    Just as that grain of sand knows no boundaries, the mind is free to explore beyond what we already know. And we all seek that freedom to fly - physically, mentally, and spiritually. A wonderful poem filled with endless possibilities.

    Linda :)

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  • Susan JarvisSusan Jarvis (10/20/2009 6:35:00 AM)

    Full of figurative language and vivid imagery - my head is whirling with poetry! S :)

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  • Ken E Hall (10/20/2009 6:28:00 AM)

    A change in life a change in the wind what a great poem with metaphors leading the mind
    Nikunj you just get better I'm transformed+++++++++++++10
    uavaniceday
    regards

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  • Prince Obed de la CruzPrince Obed de la Cruz (10/20/2009 4:03:00 AM)

    written deeply! nice! ..................

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  • Catrina Heart (10/20/2009 2:32:00 AM)

    A great transformation to excellence..............loved its poetic lyricism and stucture!

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  • bye bye... bye bye (10/16/2009 7:31:00 AM)

    So many lyrical expressions... a weed laden garden...

    The grain of sand, the bird, the weed, the kite... even the worm! ... they are all at a preparatory stage, awaiting for transformission... and suddenly... the new journey begins... we only have to be watchful and prepared... Very beautiful, Nikunj!

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  • Samanyan Lakshminarayanan (10/7/2009 10:54:00 PM)

    a journey begins with a new tread...very well said

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  • R. H. PeatR. H. Peat (10/7/2009 8:47:00 AM)

    Nice write, very strong comparisons. The obstacles are left behind with a new string of hope.

    a poet friend
    RH Peat

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  • Indira Babbellapati (10/3/2009 10:06:00 AM)

    primary principle of life...

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  • Karin Anderson (sorry can't vote or comment) . (10/2/2009 7:21:00 AM)

    I enjoyed this poem Nikunj and how you used nature and a change in situation to depict transformation. Your last stanza with the light in dark alleys with destination reached is a fitting ending indeed. 10 love Karin

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  • Robbie Hunt (10/1/2009 7:46:00 AM)

    good poem indeed, definitely a 10

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  • Lady Grace (9/30/2009 7:51:00 PM)

    since this is all about ''transform'', so its ok if all stanzas differ from each other..every 4 lines shows different expressions...from here and there...transformation always takes place..

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  • Danny H (9/30/2009 8:37:00 AM)

    I really like this poem, but you have to read it quite a few times to understand the words your trying to lay out in front of the readers face

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  • Vijay Menon (9/30/2009 7:44:00 AM)

    a fine poem indeed the more you read the more you like it 10+++

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