Waking Poem by Kalidasa


Rating: 3.4

Even the man who is happy
glimpses something
or a hair of sound touches him

and his heart overflows with a longing
he does not recognize

then it must be that he is remembering
in a place out of reach
shapes he has loved

in a life before this
the print of them still there in him waiting

Richard Dias 03 June 2013

Many of us do not remember that this land sheltered a great poet like Kalidas once. in this short poem, the poet brings out the longing of our soul for something which we know is there all around us but remains unseen. Hope more and more Indian parents visit your site to improve the expression bilities of their children.

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Fabrizio Frosini 22 October 2015

..10 lines of pure poetry.. beautiful..

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* Sunprincess * 16 May 2014

............deep down inside sometimes I feel dreams and desires can come from our parents or our grand or great grand parents....cause a little of all of them live inside of us....they are a part of us....all of our ancestors who lived before....all together in a combination, they have made us....so yes deep down in our cellular level is this mix of our ancestors.... and also the place from where dreams come

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Susan Williams 08 June 2016

This poem yearns to be read slowly, thoughtfully, savoring each word, testing its bridges, enjoying its beauty. I can see why it was recommended that I read Kalidasa the poet.

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Chinedu Dike 09 March 2022

Amazing eloquence and emotions. A beautiful work of art....

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Svetli 02 08 March 2022

Very beautiful. I enjoyed it!

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Brook Renwick 08 March 2022

When I was 6 I dreamt [or maybe recalled] about my birth. As I was born I said to myself, 'Here I go again'. At the same time a voice told me I would be fine. I am 50 now but that dream still resonates deep.

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It's very intricate to feel the remains of past life. The great poet of India, Mahakavi Kalidasa had conquered this catastrophi

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Unnikrishnan E S 04 September 2021

This ten line-poem of excellence is representative of the great poetry of Mahakavi Kaalidasa. By honouring him, this site has honoured itself and genuine poetry. I feel honoured to have born in India, where this greatest-ever poet lived.

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